Thursday 19th August 2010 by C. Freeman
Brooke Weston students are celebrating the best-ever A Level exam results with 61% of all exams taken being awarded a top grade. Scores improved on all measures from last year's with the average point score per student rocketing.
This means that each student gained an average of almost two A and 1 B grade A level equivalent qualifications. The top performing student achieved two A* and two A grades, whilst one achieved six A Levels. Many others were awarded exceptional individual results and all students passed every exam they sat.
Boys and girls performed equally as well across the board in the 32 subjects offered which included 23 A Level courses and nine BTEC/OCR Level 3 qualifications.
This is also the first year that students have received the 'Brooke Weston Diploma'. It is awarded to students who have completed two years of vocational and higher educational courses alongside their core Sixth Form studies. 29 students achieved the Diploma with two passing with Distinction while 17 earned Merits.
- 61% of all exams were graded at A*/A or B (up from 48% last year)
- 100% of students passed all the A Levels they sat
- Average points score per student increased to 334 (up from 295 last year) indicating that students secured almost the equivalent of two A and one B grade each
- 145 students sat A Levels this year (up from 106 last year)
Principal, Trish Stringer said: 'These are a truly outstanding set of results. All indicators show a significant improvement on last year's figures, which were, themselves, excellent. As well as congratulating our students, who should be very proud of themselves, I want to also pay tribute to my exceptional staff who have yet again demonstrated that excellent teaching yields stunning results.'