Despite the publicised warning by head teachers on A level results being ‘the most unfair in a generation’ SFX saw some major improvements on results including “A” grades doubling which has given our students a great opportunity to secure first choice places at university. The pass rate for A level held up well at 95% with over 1 in 3 students achieving A*-B and 17 of our A level subjects achieving 100% pass rate.
Our students worked extremely hard with 31% gaining grades A*-B (24% in 2015). 4 out of our 6 BTEC Level 3 courses achieved 100% pass rate with the rest above 93%. There are over 42% of students with D* on BTEC Level 3 Sports & Exercise Science and BTEC Level 3 Travel & Tourism (equivalent to A*), 47% of UAL Art & Design students with Ds (equivalent to A) and 30 students across all BTEC courses with a D*.
Our applied, advanced outcomes are outstanding with almost 60% receiving the highest distinction and starred distinction awards. One in four students now progress to university through an applied route and there are fantastic opportunities opening up in the fields of science and technology and other national shortage areas in which our students make a significant contribution.
Students will be taking their first choice university places at University of Surrey (ranked 18th in the world), Queen Mary University (Russell Group university), St Mary’s University, Portsmouth University and De Montfort University to name only a few!
She has also won the RBC Scholarship programme which offers her:
Was pushed into A levels which she began at Richmond University and because she considered BTECs to be lower level – but didn’t do very well and was struggling so decided to come to SFX where we realised together that the BTEC Sport was perfect for her as she also is training to be 100m sprinter. She has never looked back and can’t say enough how fantastic the course and staff were; ‘Without the Sports Dept at SFX I wouldn’t be where I am now.’
Message from Principal; Ms Flannery
‘We are immensely pleased with the outcomes of our students this year: they and their teachers have worked hard to achieve these standards. Advanced qualifications now require a great deal of application of learning and this can only be successfully achieved by in depth knowledge and practice. Students and staff have dealt well with the tougher demands which have been placed upon them and I would also like to thank the parents and guardians of our students who have supported them unwaveringly. At SFX our commitment is to prepare leaders who have resilience and vision as well as a portfolio of great results and we are seeing some great leaders of the future progressing to higher education this year.’