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”