Cleeve School

Another successful year of A Level Results at Cleeve Sixth Form

Despite the significant challenges and uncertainties faced across the nation, students at Cleeve School Sixth Form are celebrating another year of A level and post-16 vocational success, with a large number of students gaining places at some of the leading Universities in the UK. 

Director of Sixth Form, Ben Slatter stated:

“This year has clearly seen the most challenging of circumstances and I would like to start by paying tribute to our fantastic students, staff and parents/guardians who throughout, have shown courage, determination and an absolute commitment to doing the very best they can. I could not be prouder of our students. All our energy will now go into supporting students in securing the qualifications and destinations they so richly deserve”.

Headline figures for A Level have shown an increase from 2019 at both A*, A*-A, A*-B, A*-C and A*-E. Over 50% of all entries were graded A*-B and the pass rate within the Sixth Form Centre was 99.2%. As well as these headline figures, the Sixth Form is very pleased with the results achieved by our disadvantaged students and those with special educational needs, as well as students who came to us with the lowest prior GCSE grades. The hard work of these students has meant that these groups have made significant gains over their two years of their Sixth Form study.

Whilst we are very proud of the achievements of all of our students, within these results there are some exceptional individual performances that deserve a particular mention.  For example, some of our top performers at A Level include Will Gore (A*, A*, A*, A) who will be studying Physics at Bath University, Mya Mistry (A*, A*, A*, A) who will be studying Computer Animation at University of Portsmouth, Jess Richardson (A*, A*, A, A) who will be studying French and Spanish at the University of Southampton, Emily Wallace (A*, A*, A, A) who will be studying English at University of Birmingham and Mia Stukins (A*, A*, A) who will be studying Geography at Oxford University.  As well as this, there were a higher number of students achieving three A grades or better showing fantastic consistency across three challenging A Levels.

Once again, our hugely valued vocational qualifications in Sport, ICT, Business and Health and Social Care have been incredibly successful this year.  We are confident our value added will remain extremely national average in this area also. Charlotte Gallie’s achievement in Health and Social Care Extended Diploma, was the highest result in the cohort, achieving an outstanding Distinction*, Distinction*, Distinction. Charlotte will be studying adult nursing at Bournemouth University in September.

As well as the results mentioned above, we are extremely proud of a number of students who have overcome significant hurdles in their lives throughout their time in education and have showed great resilience in order to achieve successful results. The positive results achieved by these students are testament to their character and determination, as well as the support provided by school staff.

As well as the fantastic university destinations mentioned above, we have also been delighted at the number of students this year who have been successful in gaining highly sought after School Leaver Programmes, Apprenticeships and Further Education colleges at nationally recognised institutions. We feel confident this cohort of students will go on to be a fantastic alumni of Cleeve School and Sixth Form Centre of Excellence.

Alwyn Richards, Principal of Cleeve School, said:

‘In the midst of a national and global crisis, we can only be so very proud of everything these young people have achieved. Their outcomes are superb and the resilience that they have shown over the last few months is incredible, and particularly so over the last week or so of intense media coverage and political movements.  I pay tribute to every single member of Year 13 and I am delighted that they will all have a very clear ‘next step’ following today’s success, including with many now going to university or further study and training.

Well done, also, to all the staff who have worked so hard throughout these unprecedented circumstances, as well as over many years before, and which has enabled these students to achieve their great success’.