Students and staff at St Peter’s School celebrated another hugely successful year of Sixth Form results this morning.  One student achieved the top grades he required to take up his place at Oxford University and another for his place at the London School of Economics.

Despite the volatility and uncertainty around new qualifications and their grade boundaries St Peter’s has maintained its strong, consistent record of achievement for the students.  Following on from successes last year, the number of students achieving A*-A, A*-B and A*-C have all risen.

David Todd, Headteacher commented, “St Peter’s Sixth form results this year continue to be strong and we have extended our track record of excellent attainment and, more importantly, progress.”

“Results day is a very joyous occasion: there were smiles, hugs, screams and laughter as the students opened their envelopes to discover the fruits of their hard work and study.  The students had secured their college or university places and were delighted.”

With over 400 qualifications taken this year, 43% of grades were at A* to B with 70% at grade C or above.  40% of the students achieved A or A* grades.

The new courses present students with a wider range of content and there is a greater emphasis on factual recall and, of course, the removal of coursework assessment.  St Peter’s has worked hard especially with students who have found these changes more of a challenge.

James Wilder, Head of Sixth Form commented, “We are exceptionally proud of our A Level students this year as they have performed brilliantly well once again. We are especially pleased for the students who received additional pastoral and academic support from their teachers and Sixth Form throughout the year; there are some huge success stories amongst them.”