De Aston School’s sixth formers were celebrated today for their ‘commendable individual performances’.
The school’s students achieved a set of excellent results in both A levels and applied courses.
Overall, the pass rate for A level courses was 98% this year. The pass rate for Vocational qualifications was 100% and pass rate for 6th form overall was 99%.
Year 13 students who gained top grades in A level courses included Bethany Tompkins and Alexandra Woolley, who achieved A grades in A level Art, and Joshua Parkinson and Harriet Pritchard who achieved A grades in A Level English Literature.
In Vocational courses, there were Double Distinction Star grades in the Level 3 Diploma in Fitness Services for Adam Teskey and Adam Cooke; a fabulous achievement by those boys as the course is the equivalent of two A levels.
Others on the same Fitness course also did very well, with Distinction Star/Distinction grades achieved by Callum Fischer, Toby Parrish-Robinson and Jade Paul.
The Extended Project, worth a third of an A level, also saw success with entries from both Y12 and Y13, with some excellent grades, including two
A* grades and seven A grades. However, one of the biggest success stories is that of Connor
Beaumont who achieved Distinction Star in Public Services, Distinction in IT, A grade on the Extended
Project and an A grade in the Finance Diploma.
Headteacher, Simon Porter, commended “the determination and growth mindset of the learners and the staff”.
He added: “The students worked very hard for what they achieved and should be proud of their individual results.
“This is a set of results that demonstrates the school’s continued drive for success for every individual learner as part of our growth mindset philosophy.
“Our ethos is ‘Believe. Strive. Achieve.’ and the results from this year have proved that the De Aston way leads to good outcomes in both A level and vocational qualifications.”