Students at Swindon Academy are celebrating today after receiving their A Level results and university offers.
For A Level and equivalent qualifications, the overall pass rate was 99.8%. For applied general courses, the academy’s results were particularly strong, with 68% of entries achieving the top grades of Distinction or Distinction*.
The academy’s Value Added score – which records students’ rates of progress from GCSE – also remained strong, demonstrating the extra improvement made by Sixth Formers.
In addition, there were a number of individual student success stories, with the vast majority going on to university degree courses. This includes top performing students Aaron Chumber and Millie McKenzie who both obtained a total UCAS score of 240 points from a combination of BTEC and A Level qualifications and have accepted university places at De Montfort and Leicester respectively to study music-related subjects. Charlotte Howse has accepted a place at Swansea University to reads English Literature.
A number of students are also going on to study degrees in the caring professions, including Chelsea Cameron who has a place at the University of Central Lancaster to study British Sign Language and Deaf studies and Gita Thapa who is off to the City of London to take up a place in Mental Health Nursing.
Ruth Robinson, Executive Principal of Swindon Academy, said:
“I would like to congratulate our Sixth Formers celebrating their results today. Their sustained hard work over the past two years, and continued commitment to achieve their potential, has now paid off and this is borne out in their strong rates of progress.
“What is particularly pleasing is that so many of our students are taking up places at their university of choice and are able to move on successfully to the next stages of their lives – be that higher education, training or employment. I wish them all the best of luck for the future.”