Schools celebrate success at A-levels

SIXTH FORMERS from Wellsway School and IKB Academy are heading off to destinations from the University of Oxford to apprenticeships with the Ministry of Defence following their A-level success.

Principal Rob Pearsall said students had shown resilience and perseverance in the face of challenges, including changes to bring grading back in line with pre-Covid levels. 

He said: “The hard work and motivation of our students ensures that the outcomes are a real credit to them and we wish them every success as they prepare for the next chapter in their lives. I am extremely proud of all our students, so many have worked extremely hard and clearly been rewarded for their ability to adapt and maintain a sustained focus on their learning. I’m pleased that so many now have the qualifications and skills they need to go on to the next stage of their learning.”

SBL Academy said its results were considerably better than in 2019. 

Head of school Simon White said: “Our Post 16 study offer to our Futura Sixth student community has continued to improve significantly in quality and breadth in the last five years. Student outcomes this year bear testament to the strong and caring leadership offered by Post 16 leaders, support staff, tutors and subject teachers.”

Cabot Learning Federation’s Post 16 centre in Kingswood has recorded some outstanding achievements by its students in their A-level and vocational qualifications this summer.

Kath Cooper, CLF Post 16 principal, said: “We are immensely proud of all the work and achievements of our students, especially after such a difficult and disrupted period in education. Our teachers have worked tirelessly to ensure students received the best provision and support to enable progression into further education and employment, and we look forward to seeing what they will achieve in the future.”

Digitech Studio School Bristol, in partnership with Boomsatsuma, Robins Foundation and Bristol School of Acting, has recorded another set of outstanding results by its students in their post-16 qualifications.

More than 60 students achieved the highest possible grades in media, game design, art, acting and dance at the school in Warmley. Many of them will now move on to courses and apprenticeships in these specialist areas, enabling them to follow their individual passions in the creative, digital and high-tech sectors.

Digitech principal Chris Ballard said: “We are immensely proud of all of our students’ achievements and outcomes.”