Post 16 Exams success!

After a string of successes this year, Kingsthorpe College is now celebrating students' A level and AS level results.  There were many outstanding success stories, in particular for all six students who studied PE, with every single student achieving a Distinction* – Kieran Bird, Jack Clarke, James Crowson, Ross Garlick, Sam Gilkes, and Thomas Lancaster.  Health and Social Care had a comparable success story, with ten out of twelve students achieving the very highest grade. Results in Fine Art were once again exceptionally high, with 70% of students achieving A* or A grades, with similar results achieved in Photography.  Many subjects also saw the majority of students achieving A*-C grades, including Sociology, Psychology, English Lit, German, and History.  The Extended Project Qualification was run for the very first time this year and also produced some outstanding results, with half the students taking the award achieving an A or B grade, and all passing with at least a D. 

Some of the many individual success stories include:

  • Emma Ashton achieved ABB in Travel and Tourism, Psychology, and Sociology, and gained a further B in her Psychology based Extended Project, and is going on to study Psychology at university.
  • Karagh Byrne achieved A* and A in Art and Photography, and a C in Applied ICT and will study illustration at university.
  • Louise Calpin achieved a Distinction* in Health and Social Care, and then a further A and B in English Lit and Art.  Louise was chased by several universities, being offered an unconditional place at one institution, and a generous bursary at another, before choosing to study at the prestigious Courtauld Institute of Art at the University of London.   
  • Marco Clark achieved AAB in Maths, Physics and Applied ICT and will be studying Aeronautical Engineering. 
  • Thomas Craddock was one of the highest achievers in the year group, with A*s in Art and Photography, as well as a D in IT.  He also achieved a B grade in his Art based Extended Project, and will study Games Art Design at Northampton University.  
  • Chloe Gooing will be studying English at university, having achieved an A grade in her English focused Extended Project, and then further grades of A,B,C in Psychology, English Literature and History 
  • Ashley Lay will study Economics at Nottingham after achieving AAC in Economics, Maths, and Applied ICT. 
  • Molly Mason achieved a double Distinction* in Health and Social Care and then C grades in the Extended Project and Psychology and goes on to study Criminology at university.   
  • Bev Parsons achieved the grades BBC in English Lit, Media, and History and goes on to study Law at university.   
  • Rahim Uddin, who was given an unconditional offer to study Computer Science at Northampton University, achieved the grades ABB in Business and Applied ICT double award.

With the new linear exam qualifications in place this year, there were very few students taking external exams in Year 12.  Lewis Clark was one student who did take his AS exams, achieving ABB in Economics, Physics, and Maths. Ellie Morgan, having recent success in applying to attend The University of Oxford’s summer school programme UNIQUE over the summer, achieved an A and B grade in German and Drama, complementing her two other A grade predictions and giving her an outstanding chance when applying for Oxbridge later this year.  Joe Morris is in a similarly strong position after achieving A grades in both Maths and Further Maths.

We are delighted with the results from all of our students, several of whom joined us having been declined a Post 16 place at their previous schools and who have now excelled at Kingsthorpe College achieving grades which will allow them to successfully enter the next stage of their careers, be it at university, further study, or in the workplace.

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