Outstanding A Level results
The class of 2017, some 160 students, have performed incredibly well in their A Level examinations.
We are all very aware that the bar has once again been raised nationally which undoubtedly made life much more difficult for this year group and we are delighted to report a pass rate once again of almost 100% with nearly two thirds of our students gaining the prestigious A*-B grades. The percentage of A*-A grades rose from last year and were once again above the national average.
With well over 80% of all grades being above grade C we are very proud of the achievements of every single one of our students who will now move on to the next exciting challenge that awaits them.
With all students doing so well it is hard to single out special praise but we wanted to specifically congratulate Diana Wheatley with her 3 A* and 1 A grades who is on her way to St Andrews to study Physics.
There were many individual successes and the following students all achieved the equivalent of 3 grades all at A or A*: Kristian Bennett, Uthmaan Binamin, Charlotte Bowen, Elizabeth Carvill, Reiss Cooper, Christopher Cotsford, Finlay Earnshaw, Megan Hathaway, Olivia Johansson, Sophie Leonard, Caitlin McDonald, Sarah Taylor and Diana Wheatley.
This year’s students were are a credit to the school, themselves and their parents. They were a very special year group indeed who worked incredibly hard in difficult circumstances linked to the changing A level climate within significant educational change. Over a third of the students joined the sixth from other schools reflecting the increasing popularity of the Arden Sixth Form in the local region. They have been wonderful ambassadors in every sense not only performing superbly in the academic arena but in the help and support they gave to younger students through mentoring; the fundraising they accomplished and the relationships they built with all members of the local community.
I know that I speak for the teaching and support staff at Arden, who have enjoyed working with them so much, and the Governors, who have watched with interest the progress of this year group in changing and challenging educational times, in wishing every single one of them a most happy and successful future. We are incredibly proud of every single one of them.