This year’s Post-16 examination results at Patchway Community School have seen 41 percent of all academic grades being awarded at A*-B and an overall pass rate of 98 percent.
A spokesperson for the school commented:
“These are fantastic outcomes for our students, and many now have the high grades they need to get into the university degree courses of their choice. We would like to congratulate all our students on their achievements and recognise our staff for their continued hard work and commitment.”
Subject highlights include:
- 75 percent A*-B grades in Fine Art
- 83 percent A*-C grades in Biology, 78 percent in English Literature, and 86 percent in Photography
- 60 percent A*-C grades in Maths (all students achieving at or above their target grade)
- 100 percent Distinction*/Distinction in Sport
Notable individual successes highlighted by the school are:
- Joel Cottrell who achieved A*, A* and A in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics respectively, and an A in his Extended Project. Joel is going on to study Chemistry at Bristol University.
- Jennifer Viner was awarded A in English Literature, A in Art, B in Photography and A in Extended Project. She takes up a place to study Illustration at the University of Worcester.
- Natascha Bevan achieved a grade B in Biology, B in Psychology, and Distinction* in Sport. She takes up a place at Hartpury University to study Sport and Exercise Science.
- Kevin Kurmai goes on to study Animation at the University of the West of England, having gained an A in Art, Distinction* in ICT, and C in Photography.
- Amelia Roff was awarded B in Psychology, B in Criminology, and Distinction in Health & Social Care. She takes up a place at Gloucestershire University to study Sports & Exercise Science.
- Benjamin Cummins, Edward March, and Jessica Harkness achieved grades BBC and will begin degree courses in Computing (University of the West of England), Astrophysics & Physics (Exeter University), and Law (University of Law, Bristol) respectively in the autumn term.
Speaking further about Joel Cottrell’s achievements, a school spokesperson said:
“Joel is the first in his family to go to university and wins our sixth form highest attainment award. One hundred percent attendance since joining the school in Year 7 has certainly helped Joel to achieve these outstanding grades, but we are not surprised by his success. Joel is a student who goes the extra mile and he has achieved these high academic outcomes while volunteering throughout his sixth form studies at a dementia care home.”
Headteacher Karen Cornick praised the hard work and commitment of students and staff:
“The achievements of our students have come as a direct result and reward of their continuous efforts, dedication and grit over the course of the last two years. These results are a very accurate reflection of the academic strengths of our sixth form students. I am exceptionally proud of these achievements, and the staff who have helped our students to realise their potential. Patchway sixth form students have bright futures ahead of them as they progress to university and we wish them every success.”