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Thorp Academy Students Maintain Strong A-Level Results

15th Aug 2014

Thorp Academy Students Maintain Strong A-Level Results

11% More Students Obtain Target Grades

Students at Charles Thorp Comprehensive School, which on September 1 will become Thorp Academy, one of six secondary academies sponsored by the Northern Education Trust, has maintained its strong record of A Level results.

Last year, 60% of students achieved their demanding target grade and, this year the percentage has risen to 71% with the average points score increasing from 200 to 219 for each entry.

There was an overall 100 per cent pass rate with no student obtaining an ?unclassified? (U) grade, beating the national rate of 98.1%.

Additionally, 95% of Year 13 students are going on to some form of education or employment with the others continuing to receive excellent advice and support to help them decide on their next step.

Within these results there have been some outstanding individual performances with many students beating statistical predicted grades due to hard work and good teaching. Hazel Atkinson achieved two A* and two A Grades, Sophie Reay attained two starred Distinctions and a Distinction in her vocational courses and Jake Barton attained a brace of B grades after statistics suggested he should expect D grades. Students on vocational courses have done particularly well, with 60% exceeding target grades, increased from 35% last year.

A delighted Steve Williamson was keen to offer his congratulations and thanks to his teaching staff and students for the dedication and commitment they have shown. He said:

?I offer my sincere congratulations to all of our post 16 students who have worked hard to achieve these grades and thank their teachers and support staff who helped them get there.?

Roger Alston, chief executive of Northern Education Trust, added:

?As Charles Thorp will become the seventh Northern Education Trust academy on September 1, I am pleased to see that 15 Russell Group university offers have been received by Charles Thorp students against 11 last year and at A* - E grades, the A-level pass rate is 100 per cent. Added to this, there are some notable individual successes with one student achieving 2A* and 2As.

?This indicates that Charles Thorp is making good progress and with strong leadership and the right environment for learning, further success can be expected. Charles Thorp students, together with all teaching and support staff are to be congratulated for their commitment and capacity for hard work.

Northern Education Trust, which is a not-for-profit charity, operates within the North-East and North-West of England and works with schools only by invitation. It was formed in September 2012. It currently sponsors six secondary and nine primary academies with potentially a further four secondary academies and one primary academy scheduled to convert in early autumn. Northern Education Trust continues to build on its reputation for quickly improving schools once it becomes a sponsor through a combination of strong, visionary leadership, a commitment to high standards of literacy and numeracy and highly effective governance.