Significant improvement at the Neale-Wade

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March Neale-Wade Academy Principal Jason Wing praised the hard-work of staff and students following today’s (Thursday) A-level and AS results which showed a significant improvement on last year.

Mr Wing said: “These results confirm that the Academy is moving in the right direction. Students, staff and parents are committed to seeking excellence and we are raising aspirations from Year 7 through to Year 13”

Sixth Formers were rewarded with some excellent A2 and AS results with 91% of students achieving three or more passes in the A2 examinations.

And over a third of the passes were at either grade A or B. Out of the 19 subjects taught at the Academy, 17 (90%) achieved 100% pass rate and 50% of subjects had more than 75% of students gaining A-C passes up on last year’s results where 50% of subjects achieved 100% pass rate.

Individual students who achieved outstanding results are:

Ben Tickner - Biology - A, Chemistry - A, History - A and Mathematics - A

Luke Bradshaw – Chemistry - A, Mathematics - A and Biology - B

Lauren Anderson -Politics -A* (top 10% in the country), English Language & Literature - B and History - C

Serena Crawford – Mathematics -A, Further Mathematics -A and Chemistry - B

Robert Richardson - Design Technology - A, Chemistry - A, Biology - B and Mathematics - B

Edward Marshall – ICT diploma - AA and Media, Film and TV studies - B

Luca Heighton – Geography - A, History - B and English Language & Literature - B

Josh Harris – ICT diploma - AA, Design Technology - B and Mathematics -C

Year 12 students continued this positive trend with a much improved profile to previous years’ AS results. Over 35% of the results were at A and B grade, which Mr Wing said demonstrates students are seeking and achieving excellence.

Eleven subjects achieved over 50% at the higher A-C grade, which is a significant improvement on previous performances.

Individual successes are as follows:

Digby Chappell – Chemistry - A, Mathematics - A, Further Mathematics - A and Physics - A

Russell Maguire – Design Technology - A, Mathematics - A, Further Mathematics - A and Physics - A

Scott Hills – Design Technology - A, Mathematics - A, Further Mathematics - A and Physics - A

Eleanor Day – Biology - A, Physics- A, English Literature - A and History - B

James Reeson – Government and Politics - A, English Language & Literature - A, History - A and Media, Film & TV studies - B

Daryl Teague – Business Studies - A, Mathematics - A, Media, Film & TV Studies - A and History - B

Emma Tinworth - Business Studies - A, Media, Film & TV Studies - A, Psychology -B and History - B

And Natalie Lamb, head of Post 16, said: “Following what has been two years of continued hard work by the sixth form students I am thrilled to see more students than ever achieving success.

“It is always rewarding to see our students progress; gaining the qualifications and skills they need to take the next steps in their lives and this year is no exception, with a large number of students gaining places at some of the country’s best universities including Nottingham, York and Leeds. Others have gained employment and further training opportunities. I wish them all the very best of luck”