One in 10 results were an A* or A, more than a third were within the A* to B range and two out of three grades were within A* to C.
Many academic departments saw some of their best results overall, with English Literature, further mathematics and art all achieving 100% A* to B grades. At BTEC level, there was a continued 100% pass rate, with greater numbers of Distinctions and Merits than in previous years.
Naomi Albrecht, Beacon’s director of sixth Form, said: “This year the students pulled out all the stops and worked extremely well. They rose to the challenge of new A Levels and BTECs in ways that show just how committed and determined they all are.
“As an inclusive Sixth Form, we know that excellent teaching, personal target setting and support really work for our young people. They have truly showed us their best this year and we are very proud of them all.”
Principal Russell Bennett added: “Our students this year have been outstanding, working hard to prove their academic and vocational worth.
“These results are testament to their great efforts and support of each other and their teachers. We look forward to hearing about their exciting next steps.”
The results breakdown for the school, a member of the GLF multi-acadamies trust, were: A*-E, 93%, A*-C, 68% and A*-B, 36%
Particular success stories included A* for Laura Jayne-Sandys in photography, AAC for Chloe Davis, AABs for Georgie Ashenford, Jared Cross, Lauren Ellis, Bethany Izatt and Chelsea Stevens, ACC for Charlie Barstow, and 2 x Distinction* for Chloe Bailey and Joshua Kent (BTEC Sport) and Kundai Machaka and Varshini Yogaeswaren (BTEC Forensic Science).
Good university places have been secured on many notable courses including Georgie Ashenford (Biomedical Science, Southampton), Lauren Ellis (Law, York), Alex O’Flynn (Physics with Philosophy, York), Harry Mahoney-Roberts (History, Politics and International relations, Royal Holloway), Chelsea Stevens (Law, Surrey), Charlie Barstow (Philosophy, Ethics and Religion, Southampton), Varshini Yogaeswaren and Kundai Machaka (Forensic Science, Greenwich University), Jared Cross (apprenticeship degree, WS Atkins in Epsom).
Chelsea Stevens was particularly pleased with her results. She said: “In Business in particular I thought I got a D, so I’m pleasantly surprised to get a B.”
Samuel Arnold’s results got him into Northampton’s Human Geography degree and he praised the Beacon’s staff for their help.
He said: “The teachers have been very supportive. They are always there for you if you don’t understand something, give one-to-ones in the run up to exams.”
Nora Hassan, who will study psychology at Portsmouth, added: “You do feel the support from the teachers, you feel like they are taking the exams with you. They are so invested in what you get and they genuinely care about what we do in our futures.”
Declan Latham, off to University of the Creative Arts in Epsom to study art and design, said: “I was quite nervous because I was a bit unsure what I was going to get but I’m very happy now.”
Nora Hassan, (pictured) who will be studying psychology at Portsmouth, praised the staff at the Beacon after passing.
“You do feel the support from the teachers,” she said. “It’s like they’re taking the exams with you.”
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