St Mark’s celebrate best ever Sixth form results.
This summer St Mark’s Academy are celebrating their best ever post 16 Academic and Applied General outcomes. Academic results have improved by over half a grade on average from 2017 to 2018. This is an absolutely phenomenal improvement and demonstrates the continued success of the exceptional 6th Form. Our Applied General average grade is a Distinction minus, despite greater rigour and the introduction of a 60% exam element.
One student, Nawal, attained a Distinction* in Travel and Tourism, a Distinction in Health and Social Care and is heading to Brunel University to study Journalism and Culture to pursue a related career.
The academy are extremely proud to acknowledge that the percentage of students achieving an A*- C grade at A-Level has risen by 33% in one year and the percentage pass rate has gone from 82% in 2017 to 98% in 2018. Another student Sikirat’s hard work has paid off, achieving an A* in Sociology to accompany her A and B in other subjects and is now on her way to Bath University to study Social Sciences.
On average there has been a dramatic increase in the Value Added (VA) across academic subjects which is a measure of progress pupils have made. The majority of A level subjects are well above National Average, with many securing a progress score that is half a grade higher than what’s achieved nationally. The school are particularly proud of the following subjects who have supported students making outstanding progress;
- Art VA 2.32
- Sociology VA 1.04
- Creative Writing VA 0.84
- Psychology VA 0.57
- Core Maths VA 0.42
- EPQ VA 0.38
- History VA 0.26
The average grade for our Tech level, Travel and Tourism is a Distinction*. This will support 23 students securing top university places.
The Principal of St Mark’s Academy said, “We would like to acknowledge the fabulous staff who have worked tirelessly to ensure that students are well prepared and equipped to sit rigorous, linear exams under new specifications. These outcomes are a testament to their hard work and dedication to ensuring that every child succeeds. We would also like to give a special thank you to the families who have supported their children throughout their time at St Mark’s. Our community is enriched through your unwavering support.”
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