Celebrating A Level Results 2017
Claires Court are celebrating another year of fantastic results. The broad ability cohort not only secured success at A Level with a 97.9% pass rate but saw high achievement at BTEC qualifications too.
|Number of A Level and Level 3 BTEC candidates||67|
|A* - E||97.9%|
|A* - B||42.4%|
|A* - C||71.2%|
Psychology was the top performing subject enabling Head Girl, Lauren Walters (A* Psychology A History B Art) and fellow student Alasdair Butler (A History A Religious Studies A* Psychology) to follow their dreams.
Lauren said, “I am delighted with my results. I could only hope that all the hard work and revision pays off. And it did! I am now taking a gap year to work in an orphanage and hospital in South Africa. Afterwards I hope to go to Sussex University to study child development and psychology. During my gap year I will be able to spend time in a mental health clinic and gain some valuable work experience. Claires Court have been so supportive in helping me realise my ambitions, and have given me so many opportunities during my two years at the school. I couldn’t be happier!”
Alasdair Butler said, “I was surprised with my A* in Psychology. I am going on to study Philosophy and Politics at Exeter University, which was my first choice, and as for the future, perhaps a career in the civil service. The Sixth Form staff really give you the attention you need to do your best and I am so happy with my grades.”
It’s off to ACM, the Academy of Contemporary Music for James Roach, who achieved Distinction* in his BTEC IT, and C in Music, “I am really pleased with my results as they mean I can go on to ACM and study Music Business.“
Emily King, could not hold back her delight and surprise at her great grades, A* Psychology, A English, B Maths. “I will be going to Leeds to study Psychology, I am so chuffed, I did a lot of revision and my teachers were very supportive, they were tough subjects but I did it!”
For Flora Gault, her results were the icing on the cake after 11 years at the school. Another successful Psychology student, Flora has her sights on being a teacher and credited her inspiration to the teachers at the school. “My next step is to focus on my Psychology course at Southampton, it wouldn’t have been possible without the support of the teachers, their belief in me helped me succeed.”
James Wilding, Academic Principal said, “With the change in A Level examinations from modular to terminal, students and staff have met the significant challenge remarkably well, with results very similar to those of the past 5 years. I am delighted that as a school we are still able to offer such a wide spread of 23 subjects to our broad ability audience, and that despite the increase in difficulty, the vast majority of individual students have met the offer demands of the universities to which they seek to attend.
Our Sixth Form has grown now to look after 150 students, not just because of the measurable quality outcomes in A Level and BTEC achievement but also because of the wide range of additional, co-curricular opportunities they are able to pursue. As a result, our Sixth Form leavers are well qualified, have outstanding interpersonal skills and a remarkable can-do attitude which will support them through their University studies and into the world of work. Above all, they are optimistic, realistic, well-balanced men and women, and both we and their families are rightly proud of their academic achievements we celebrate today.”
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