Our early entry GCSE resit results have also been successful with 86% of our Maths re-sit students achieving a C or higher and 2 students achieving an A. Our summer entry GCSE re-sit results will be published next week and all students are on track to have made progress since key stage 4.
Some subjects have performed particularly well. Students studying Religious Studies A Level have achieved half a grade higher than those nationally. Similarly, those studying Travel and Tourism made exceptional progress. The average grade for the Subsidiary Diploma was Distinction*. Other subjects that have performed better than the national average are ICT Subsidiary Diploma, EPQ, Geography, Heath and Social Care ICT Subsidiary Diploma and Sport Subsidiary Diploma.
The 2016 cohort are an exceptional one; their excellent achievements are a result of endless hard work and self-belief. The community and relationships that exist within the Sixth Form here at St Mark’s have clearly contributed heavily to such achievement and we would like to say a huge thank you to staff and parents for their role in this success. As Daniel Finnerty explains, ““The support structures in place at St. Mark’s allow me to unlock my potential and do the best I possibly can.”
Never before has the Academy seen such a proportion of its students being offered places to study at university. Courses of study include Aerospace Engineering, Accounting, Business Management, English Literature, Law, Sociology, Civil Engineering, Biomedical Science, Sport Management, Computer Science to name a few. We are especially proud that 100% of our looked after children have secured their first offers and are going to university.
Disadvantaged students have performed extremely well in vocational subjects where, on average they have achieved a whole grade higher than those nationally.
Record numbers are also celebrating offers from universities. We would like to congratulate Dominic and Ade who will be going on to study aerospace engineering at Coventry University, Abdi, Gemma and Nirogini who will be reading at Brighton University and Lawrence, Dhruvika and Apollo who have been accepted into Portsmouth University.
We know that next year will bring even more life changing results and want to congratulate the class of 2016 once more.