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Record 'A' Grades for A Level Results Day!

posted 16 Aug 2018, 06:53 by   [ updated 16 Aug 2018, 07:19 by Rachel Baty ]

Students and staff at Felixstowe Academy were today once again celebrating a successful year for the Sixth Form with a record number of A*/A grades achieved.

This year’s results saw a further increase on last year’s achievement of A* to B grades to 34%, an increase of 15% over the past two years, and A*-C grades rose to 67%.  The Academy was delighted with the record number of A*/ A grades which were gained in subjects such as Maths, Further Maths, Accounting, Psychology and Sociology. All students entered for the new BTEC qualifications achieved a pass grade or above.  

Felixstowe Academy’s student Victoria Walker achieved A* in both Maths and Further Maths as well as A grades in Physics and English Literature, Victoria will be the first Felixstowe Academy student to gain entry to Oxford University to read Maths.  

Victoria was ‘thrilled’ that her results had secured her place at Oxford. As she shared her results with teachers Victoria explained ‘I felt really confident with my Maths exams but I am so pleased and surprised to have gained an A grade in English.  That was a really pleasant surprise!’. 

Victoria added ‘I am really looking forward to starting university and seeing what it brings.’

Also celebrating was; Jack Brewer who achieved an A* grade in Psychology and A grades in Biology and Chemistry, Marcio Patricio who achieved an A* in Accounting, and A grade in Spanish and a Distinction* in Travel and Tourism.  

Jack Brewer cautiously open his grades with friends, sharing ‘It is such a relief to finally find out what grades I had achieved. I am really happy with my A* and A grades!’. Jack will be studying at the University of York to read International Relations is ‘really looking forward’ to studying topics such as politics, diplomacy and international events.

Jack had advice for students who will be choosing their A Level subject next week which he feels will help them to succeed ‘I feel it is really important to study topics you feel passionate about at A Level as this will give you the best opportunity to do well in the exams. You have to study hard outside of lessons, almost from the start, and not rely just on teachers. Having a passion for your subjects will help you secure good grades and give you more options when it comes to choosing your university courses.’

Mr Darryl James, Assistant Vice Principal in charge of sixth form said ‘The results again reflect the huge efforts made by staff and students to achieve the very best. The progress made by our students at the academy’s sixth form reaffirm that our provision is good. Our students performed to the very highest levels securing A* grades in some of the most demanding subjects. As a result students will now be attending a range of top Universities, including Oxford University. ’

Academy Principal Mr Anthony Williams said ‘The fact that we have been able to further improve the top grades achieved at A Level and in most vocational subjects, reflects the high expectations from teachers and great work ethic from students. This achievement, coupled with our first student to successfully gain entry to Oxford University, is fantastic news for the whole school community.’

Percentage of A*-B grades 34%

Percentage of A*-C grades: 67%
Percentage of A*-E grades: 94%