POST 16 STUDENTS CELEBRATE AT SCWA
Students and staff are celebrating another strong year of Post 16 results where students have achieved the best overall attainment outcomes since joining Leigh Academies Trust. and are delighted that sixth form academic results continue to improve against a landscape of change within Post 16 education.
Initial headline figures show an overall pass rate of 97% at A Level with 35% of students gaining top grades of A*-B. Mathematics, Economics, History, Art & Design and Design Technology (Product Design) were the top-performing subjects.
Vocational subjects also performed exceptionally well and the Academy reports it has maintained its average grade across the cohort at Distinction* minus.
Associate Principal, Fazal Rahman, said: “Students and teachers have worked extremely hard and as a result, many of our students will be enrolling on courses at the university of their choice. It’s a great achievement for all concerned and I would like to congratulate our Year 13 students.”
Norman Doyle, Head of Sixth Form, was delighted to share news of Arden students’ achievements. “Watching students open their envelopes and seeing their anxiety turn into smiles of relief and joy, is so rewarding. I am absolutely thrilled for our students and would like to pay tribute to the Sixth Form team who have supported them over the past two years.”
Amongst the many individual success stories the top performers include:
Feyi Kolapo was overwhelmed by his results: Maths A, Biology, A, Chemistry A, Psychology A and will now be studying Medicine at Kings. “I didn’t expect it” he said. He is the first in his family to get to Med School.
Annie Osborn was thrilled with her results: Business Studies A*, Fine Art A, Geography B and plans to go to Fashion School for a year before taking an apprenticeship.
When Roberto Rodriques joined SCWA from Brazil three years ago he had to take his GCSE Maths and English. Today he was celebrating his A Levels, achieving A* in Portugese, A in Maths, A in Chemistry and B in Physics. “The exams were really hard” he said. He plans to study medicine, hopefully at Queen Mary’s.
Jaivir Bahra had to be reassured his DDD grades in Business Extended Diploma were true! His grades means he has secured an academic scholarship of £1,000 to study Business & Operational Management at Bournemouth University.
Shubham Rathod was delighted with his results: Chemistry A*, Maths A, Physics A and has secured his place to study Mechanical Engineering at Warwick. Fellow student Koyinsola Fashola is off to study Psychology at Birmingham University having achieved an A in Sociology, A in Psychology and B in Chemistry. Norman Doyle, Head of Sixth Form, congratulated them on their success.
Lillian Bird achieved English B, Fine Art A*, History A, Psychology A and is going to study History at Kings.
Year 12 student, Joshua Baker, is an exceptionally gifted Mathematician and having achieved A* at A Level Maths last year (when in Year 11), this year has been studying Additional Further Maths and has had to complete all 6 modules of the course in just one year as it is finishing! The standard of maths is the equivalent to degree level and today he was overjoyed to find he has achieved an A*.
Luka Feric will be studying Animation at Greenwich having achieved an A in Maths, A in Media Studies and Distinction* in Creative Digital Media.
David Millar, Executive Principal, said: “Our students and staff have once again risen to the challenge of demanding new specifications and we are delighted with their achievements. I would like to thank the Arden staff for their relentless hard work to help ensure our students achieved the best outcomes which has enabled them to secure their university place, apprenticeship or employment. I wish all our Year 13 students the very best as they move on to the next stage of their lives.
TALENTED MATHEMATICIANS ADD UP THEIR GCSE GRADES AT STATIONERS’ CROWN WOODS ACADEMY
As Year 11 students opened their GCSE results, ten of SCWA’s most committed and talented mathematicians were celebrating not only achieving top grades in their GCSE mathematics but were also thrilled to discover they had all secured A*-B grades in further mathematics!
Glenes Aafour Awuah, Oliver Cujic, Tom Highgate, Matas Kalvelis, Ayooluwa Ladenika, Munashe Makwarimba, Tylah Moe Dupreez, Joseph O’Brien, Mobolaji Olaifa and Iyanu Owete were all delighted with their mathematics results.
Associate Principals Fazal Rahman and Anita Croft said: “These students have worked really hard throughout the year and fully deserve their success. We are absolutely delighted for them.”
In each of the Schools there were some excellent success stories and individual achievements:
Delamere students and staff were celebrating:
Tom Highgate achieved 12 GCSEs grade 9-7. Of these an incredible eight were grade 9s for geography, physics, RE, maths, English literature, English language, chemistry, biology and an A grade in sociology. He also achieved an A* in further mathematics.
Oliver Cujic, also in Delamere, achieved an A in further maths, five grade 9s in chemistry, biology, physics, spanish and maths; 3 grade 8s; 2 grade 7s and 1 grade A in further maths.
Zuzanna Boguszewska not only achieved A* at GCSE but also took A Level Polish and was thrilled to achieve an A Grade! Her GCSEs were all at the top grades: A in business studies, 4 grade 8s for geography, RE, biology and English language, 4 grade 7s, 1 grade 6 and 1 grade 5.
Emily Seaton swept the board with 7 Grade 8s in chemistry, Art, biology, English literature, history, physics and geography and 4 GCSEs at Grade 7.
Congratulations to the following Delamere students who, together with those already mentioned above, form the top 10 achievers in the academy:
Glenes Baafour Awuah: Grade 9 English literature; 2 Grade A for further maths and sociology; 5 Grade 8s in English language, RE, physics, biology and maths; 2 Grade 7s in Spanish and chemistry; Grade 6 in geography and Grade 5 in music.
Kian Cropley: 2 Grade 9s for RE and English language; Grade A in sociology; 5 Grade 8s in English literature, biology, physics, history and Spanish; Grade 7 in chemistry and Grade 6 in drama.
Jamal Haruna: A* product design, 5 Grade 8s in maths, biology, chemistry, physics, English language; 4 Grade 7s in English literature, geography, French, computer science.
Mobolaji Olaifa achieved Grade 9 in biology, 6 Grade 8s in geography, maths, chemistry, physics, RE and English language; 2 Grade 7s in history and English literature; Grade 6 in French
Rayan Saadi achieved 2 Grade 9s in French and English literature; 3 A grades for Arabic, business studies and media; 4 Grade 8s in biology, physics, RE and English Language, 3 Grade 7s for history, chemistry and maths
Finlay Scrimgeour achieved A* in business studies; 2 Grade 9s for English literature and geography; 4 Grade 8s for biology, chemistry, physics and RE; 2 Grade 7s for Art & Design and English language and Grade 6 in Spanish.
In Ashdown School the top performers were:
Kennedy Manamella-Chwalek achieved Grade 8 in English Language; 3 grade 7s; 3 grade 6s and 2 B grades for sociology and business studies.
Lauren Samwell was celebrating an A* in film studies, 2 Grade 8s in English literature and art; 2 grade 7s, and 7 GCSEs at grade 6.
Archie Collins achieved Grade 8 in English literature, an A Grade for business studies, 4 GCSEs at grade 7 and 2 at grade 6. His results has secured his place at DLD College in London and 100% scholarship to study English, history, government and politics and economics. He is the first person to be awarded the scholarship which was set up to encourage future leaders in industry
The Sherwood top performers were:
Ksenija Kalasnikova was celebrating having achieved two A* grades for Russian and film; 3 grade 7s and 5 GCSEs at grade 6.
Molly Mitchell achieved 2 Grade 8s for English literature and English language; 3 Grade 7s, 3 Grade 6s and 2 Grade 5s
Charles O’Shea achieved Grade 8 in maths and physics; 2 grade 7s, 3 grade 6, 2 grade 5s and a C for product design.
Kian Cropley (pictured, Delamere), Charles O’Shea (Sherwood) and Kennedy Manamella-Chwalek (Ashdown) made the most academic progress in their SCWA journey.
David Millar, Executive Principal, said: “I would like to congratulate Year 11 on their achievements and thank the staff for all their hard work. We wish our students all the very best of luck as they embark on the next stage of their educational journey or choice of career. We are delighted that the majority of students will be remaining with us for their Post 16 studies in Arden and we look forward to continuing our partnership.”
SCHOOL PERFORMANCE TABLES
Click on the links to access the School and College Performance Tables Service
KEY STAGE 4 2017: Click here
POST 16 2017: Click here
Post 16 Retention
Yr 12 – Yr 13 retention
Yr 12 in-year retention
Yr 13 in-year retention
+22 returned to retake Yr 12
Key Stage 4
Key Stage 5
|Percentage 2015||Percentage 2016|
|Higher Education Institution||73%||73%|
|Top third of HEI’s||19%||32%|
|Russell group (incl. Ox. and Cam.)||3%||8%|
|Repeating Year 13||7%||7%|