Northern Education Trust

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Another Year of Sixth Form Success for Thorp Academy

16th Aug 2018

Another Year of Sixth Form Success for Thorp Academy

The 2018 A-level results at Thorp Academy demonstrate another year of positive results, which were once again above national average.

Thorp Academy is one of ten secondary academies operated by Northern Education Trust (NET), a multi-academy trust, which has a growing reputation for improving schools through a combination of strong, visionary leadership, high quality teaching and learning and highly effective governance.

The impact of this combination is very evident in Thorp Academy's A-level results. For example, outcomes in Art, Maths, English Language and English Literature were particularly strong with many students gaining top grades at A Level, along with BTEC Health and Social Care and BTEC Sport. There were also outstanding results in the EPQ qualification, with 65% achieving A*-B grades.

Additionally, many students who hope to go on to higher education have met or exceeded their conditional offers including 21% of students who have gained a place at a Russell Group University. This is in keeping with NET's aim of helping young people gain access to the UK's best universities.

Within these results, there are some outstanding individual performances: Maddy Clark A*AA and has a place to read Medicine at Edinburgh University, Sophie Greener A*AAB (including EPQ) and has a place at Sunderland University to study foundation Art, James Harrison A*A*AAA (including EPQ) and is going to read Politics at Newcastle University, Kayleigh Metcalfe AABB (including EPQ) and is going to read Geography at Newcastle University, Freya Smeaton AAA and has a place to study Philosophy at Sheffield and Lauren White A*A*AAB (including EPQ) and is going to read Philosophy and Politics at Durham University.

As well as fantastic attainment at A-level, there were equally impressive performances in level 3 vocational courses, with all students who studied Health and Social Care and Sport getting at least a Distinction. This is particularly noteworthy as this is the first year that an exam has been introduced into these subjects. Some students opted to do a mix of academic and vocational courses and have achieved some outstanding results, with Arun Philipson getting a D*DD and an A for his EPQ and is going to read Psychology at Newcastle University and Courtney Welsh achieved D*D and AA and is going to study foundation Art at Sunderland.

Mr Andrew Jordon, Executive Principal, is delighted to offer his congratulations and thanks to his teaching staff and students for the dedication and commitment they have shown:

"Positive A level and Vocational Results, make all the hard work worthwhile. It is so gratifying to have played a part in helping our excellent students gain life changing outcomes. Our 2018 A-level and vocational results are further proof of Thorp Academy's growing reputation for providing the best in sixth form education."

Mrs Karen Hailes, Principal, added" I am delighted with the results Thorp sixth form students have achieved and I wish them every success in their future endeavours."