Arden - Superb A Level results!
The class of 2018, almost 120 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. A-levels have been moving away from coursework and returning to students being marked on final exams and students in England took new, more challenging exams in 13 subjects, with 11 more following this year.
We are delighted to report a pass rate once again of almost 100% with well over half of our students gaining the prestigious A*-B grades. The percentage of A* grades rose from last year and are once again above the national average.
With 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 Wiremu Curtis and William Lloyd with their 3 A* grades. Wiremu is on his way to study Mechanical Engineering at the University of Leeds and William is off to the University of Birmingham to study Chemical Engineering.
There were many individual successes and the following students all achieved the equivalent of 3 grades all at A or A*: Wiremu Curtis, William Lloyd. Marcus Madurai, Dan Seaton, Alex Douglas (who also gained a C grade in his 4th Alevel), Eva Rogers, Chloe Mychajluk (who also gained 2 B Grades in her 4th and 5th A levels), Megan Burn, Peter Fitzroy, Mark Keast and Sarah Paddock.
This year’s students have been 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 their academic studies but also in Drama and Sport and they also gave a great deal to help and support younger students through mentoring, the fundraising they accomplished and the relationships they built with all members of the local community.
On behalf of 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, we wish every single one of them a most happy and successful future. We are incredibly proud of every single one of them.
Principal - August 16th 2018