Thomas Gainsborough School is celebrating the success and hard work of its A-level students.
A total of 100 students sat A-level and other Level 3 qualifications this summer with 15% of all A-level entries this year either A* or A and 31% of vocational subjects being graded Distinction* or Distinction.
The overall pass rate at the school was 96%, with an A*-C pass rate of 61%.
Headteacher Wayne Lloyd said: “Once again, we are encouraged by the progress our students with these results.This demonstrates our ongoing commitment to the young people of this area, through the high quality teaching and excellent support that the school has provided them with.”
Kenny Alexander, director of sixth form at Thomas Gainsborough, added: “These results will open many doors to the young people who have worked so hard to achieve them. We wish the students all the very best for the next phase of their lives, be that university, college, apprenticeships or employment.”
In addition, the strength of the Extended Project Qualification - an independent, student chosen and lead project which is designed to prepare students for the greater independence required for higher education - was another significant feature of this year’s results at the school with 86% of all entries graded A*-C with almost half achieving A*-A.
A level results of particular note were the results achieved by Jasmine Bayliss-Dagg, Emily Sharp, and Lucy Root among others.
Jasmine achieved A*, A*, A, B (Further Maths, Maths, Physics and Chemistry), Emily A*, A*, A, A, B (Sociology, EPQ, English Lit, Photography and History), Lucy A*, A, A, A (EPQ, English Lit, Geography and History).
Jasmine is now going to study Mathematics at Durham University.
She said: “I was quite nervous as I didn’t think I would get the grades to go to my top choice university, Durham, to study maths. But I am so happy with my results.” Jasmine's mum, Jackie, added: “I am absolutely delighted and so pleased and proud of Jasmine. She has put a lot of hard work in and she deserves this.”
Emily is going to York University to study Sociology and Lucy is going on to study English Literature at the University of East Anglia.
Vocational results worthy of special mention include Jamie Norman and Chloe Miles. Jamie achieved Distinction*, Distinction, Distinction in Sport and Chloe achieving a triple Distinction in Health and Social Care.
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