ALEVEL RESULTS SPECIAL
Voyager Academy boasts improved figures as pupils enjoy A-Level success
“The results are a further example of the huge strides being made.” John Holdich
Peterborough’s pupils remained above the national average for A-Level passes, but there was a dip in percentage of results graded A* to B.
The school which arguably had the most to celebrate was Voyager Academy, which saw an 83 per cent increase in the numbers of A*s and As, and a record 75 pupils will now go to university, more than double the number from last year.
Across Peterborough, the overall pass rate climbed 0.1 per cent to 98.3, with the national average pass rate remaining at 98.1 per cent.
The percentage of results graded A*-B was 42.4 per cent, down on 46.3 per cent last year.
Councillor John Holdich, leader of Peterborough City Council and cabinet member for education, skills and university, said: “The results are a further example of the huge strides being made in improving education in Peterborough. We are never complacent, however, and will continue to work hard with headteachers to make sure our performance continues to improve.”
Voyager Academy, in Walton, came out of special measures in February.
Reflecting on the latest results, Daniel Taylor, director of Sixth Form, said: “The Sixth Form has always been a source of pride for The Voyager Academy. Our pass rate has been consistently good and in line with the national average and this year we’ve seen a record number of students guarantee achieve university places, exceeding all of our expectations.”
Elsewhere, two pupils at Jack Hunt School will go on to study at the University of Cambridge.
Elizabeth Bowes will read English at Newnham College and Leia Henderson will read human social and political sciences at St John’s College.
Jack Hunt’s results saw a pass rate of 96 per cent, with 61 per cent of exams graded A*-C and 41 per cent A*-B.
The King’s School saw 26 pupils receive all As and A*s. Two thirds of all results were A*-B with 37 per cent of grades being A*s or As.
Ormiston Bushfield Academy head boy George Penfold became the first pupil from the school to make it into an Oxbridge university after earning a place to read economics at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge.
The academy’s overall pass rate increased from 94 to 99 per cent and the percentage of A*-B grades was up to 38 per cent.
Pupils at Nene Park Academy achieved a 31 per cent pass rate at grades A* to B with the overall pass rate at 97 per cent.
Principal Steve Howard said: “These are a really pleasing set of results which are well above expectations.”
Stanground Academy saw a 100 per cent pass rate and the percentage of students achieving three or more vocational qualifications rose by 15 per cent.
Josh Cartwright from Ken Stimpson Community School has won a place to read natural sciences at Trinity Hall at the University of Cambridge. Overall, 33 per cent of exams at the school were graded A* to B.
For the third year in a row, every Year 13 pupil at Hampton College achieved the equivalent of two or more A-Levels. The overall pass rate was 99.6 per cent and 39 per cent of all passes were graded A*-B.
At Thomas Deacon Academy 48.1 per cent of exams received A*-B grades, an 11 per cent increase on last year.
Geoff Walls, principal, said: “These results represent further significant improvement in the academic achievement of students in our Sixth Form.”
A record 26 per cent of examinations taken at Arthur Mellows Village College resulted in A* or A grades. Head girl Daisy Malton secured her place at the University of Cambridge to read geography at St John’s College.
At St John Fisher Catholic High School, 80 per cent of students passed three or more subjects with 44 per cent of grades awarded A*-B.
And at The Peterborough School, 65 per cent of grades were A*-C.
Students celebrating after collecting their A-level results at Nene Park Academy.
Successful students at Ormiston Bushfield Academy Katie Plumb, Fiona Plumb, Matilda Smith, Chloe Holmes and Eugine Matungamire.