We are pleased to announce outstanding A level and BTEC results across our Sixth form for 2021.
We are very proud of our students, particularly this year with the unique set of challenges that has been presented to them. The majority have worked hard under difficult conditions, adapting quickly to remote learning and independent study. Year 13 have missed at least 40% of face to face teaching during their courses and yet we see a record number of students heading off to university with 91% achieving places at their first-choice destination.
As a non-selective, fully comprehensive Sixth form we see students studying a diverse and eclectic range of subject choices including this year Japanese, Patisserie Technology, Acoustic Engineering, Astrophysics and Music for Computer Games. The more traditional subjects such as Engineering, Economics, Social Sciences and Law continue to attract large numbers. More than 70% of students have achieved places in universities ranked in the top 30, and 52% Russell Group with 5 Oxbridge places. Alongside this we have students gaining equally prestigious places at Conservatoires, on national apprenticeships and sponsored internships. Congratulations to Jarvia Reddy for flying through the rigorous global selection procedure to secure herself a place on the Cisco degree apprenticeship.
With 15% of our results coming form Vocational subjects we are equally proud of our track record of top grades in BTEC qualifications with students such as Meryema Urhan and William Tuck gaining full sets of A*/Distinction* and progressing onto university courses in Economics and Music.
Well done to our students, particularly this year with the unique challenges that they have been presented with. Every one of them worked so hard and we have been overwhelmed by their achievements throughout their time in Sixth Form.