More top grades awarded in all subject areas and strong improvement on last year
Students at Accrington Academy are celebrating another successful year of A Level results this year, with five students set to study law at top universities – including the academy’s very first Oxbridge place.
Overall across the Sixth Form, 51% of qualifications achieved A* or A and 67% achieved A*-B – both figures up on last year’s results. For purely A2 Level qualifications, 51% were graded at A*-B and 18% achieved the top grades of A* and A.
Andy O’Brien, Principal of Accrington Academy, said:
"Once again, our Sixth Form students have achieved an excellent set of results, with an increase in the higher grades across all subject areas and more students than ever exceeding expectations.
“We are delighted that this year we will see so many students moving onto the best universities across the country. It is also a milestone year for the academy, as we see our first ever student heading to Oxford University, with many more going on to study a wide range of subjects at prestigious Russell Group institutions.”
Amongst the outstanding results were Natalie Whitham, whose 4 A* passes have earned her a place studying law at Oxford University; Courteney Taylor who has secured a place at Manchester University, Brandon Ashton who is going on to Edge Hill University, Andy Hilton Benjamin who will be studying at the University of Salford and Courtney Sargeson who is going on to Manchester University.
Nicola Palmer, Head of School at Accrington Academy said:
“This success is a tribute to our students, who are now seeing the impact of all their hard work and dedication, and to our staff, who work tirelessly to support and encourage our students to meet their potential. I know that these results will help to spur on the rest of the academy as we aim to match this success next summer.”