Many students are again celebrating excellent A level results today, continuing our proud track record of success, with 57% of students achieving A*-B grades, and well over 80% achieving A*-C grades.
Mark Robins is heading to Oxford to study History and Spanish having achieved three A* grades and an A* in his Extended Project, whilst Isabel Bunting is going to Cambridge to study Archaeology. Other students achieving all A* or A grades spanned a wide range of subjects, and they are taking up university places ranging from Maths and the sciences, to Law, English, Philosophy and Music. In fact 31% of all grades achieved were A* or A, up from 22% in 2018.
Director of Sixth Form, Martin Flett said, “The fantastic work ethic of the Year 13 students, inspired by their skilful and dedicated teachers and support staff, has led to many excellent results. We are especially pleased that every one of the students who joined Highfields for sixth form from other schools is now heading for their first choice university. These students achieved 56% A* or A grades, which was really stunning, and their contribution to the atmosphere of our sixth form was strongly felt over the two years”.
Liz Cruise, the Assistant Head of Sixth Form, said “This year group has been hugely busy outside of their studies. Whether they have been mentoring younger pupils in school, working with charities for the homeless, or volunteering at Golding Grange, they have been so friendly, generous and pro-active, and it has made them a pleasure to deal with. We know these are qualities which will make a great impact wherever they work in the future.”