The sixth form college, which is also a centre of excellence for science and mathematics, saw its students achieve a pass rate of more than 98%, with nearly 59% of students gaining a top grade (A* to B) – way above the national average.
Kerry Kirkwood, principal at Sir John Deane’s Sixth Form, said: “These results are phenomenal. We are so immensely proud of our students, parents, carers and teachers who make Sir John Deane’s Sixth Form such a wonderful and unique place.
“Students who study here receive fantastic support, show tremendous commitment and ultimately achieve their ambitions. Well done to everyone.”
Sir John Deane’s Sixth Form has been ranked among the country’s top 10 sixth form colleges for A Level results since league table records began, and this latest set of grades sees the college achieve even more.
There were 100% pass rates in 22 A Level subjects.
Core and STEM subjects including mathematics, biology, physics, chemistry, English literature and English language did particularly well – with all significantly above the national average for A* to B grades. In mathematics and English more than three quarters of students achieved the top grades of A* to B.
More than 700 of the college’s upper sixth students picked up their results this morning (Thursday, August 13) and many will now progress to higher education. Some 25 students achieved all As and A*s in their subjects with a number heading off to Oxford, Cambridge and medical courses.
“These results are fantastic and demonstrate what a great place SJD is – combining the strength of a specialist A Level sixth form with the support and personal approach that is so important for young people to be encouraged to reach their potential,” added Kerry.
“We are now looking forward to preparing for the changes to A Levels that are being introduced and will be well placed to ensure our young people get the best guidance for the future.”
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