The students of the Burgate Sixth Form have confirmed Ofsted’s ‘outstanding’ judgement with another set of excellent A Level results. Their enthusiasm and their work ethic over the past two years has resulted in grades that will undoubtedly open up great opportunities. With 53% of all entries at A*- B Grades and 81% at Grades A*- C the students have beaten the current record set by the cohort of 2018! The vast majority of students have secured their place at their chosen university and we are delighted that two of our students will continue their education at Oxbridge colleges.
Headteacher, David Pover said: “This years’ A level results are truly exceptional and thoroughly deserved by our students. We always hoped for an improvement on our already impressive results, but this year students have really excelled and we are immensely proud of them all. We really enjoy teaching our students and they respond with hard work and produce these great results. It is tremendous that our students have achieved an average grade of B - and that this set of results now places The Burgate Sixth Form within the top 10% of all sixth form providers nationally.”
All students are to be congratulated on their fantastic results and with so many students achieving top grades it is certainly tough to pick out the best. Some of the top high flyers with straight A*/A grades include:
There was a real celebratory mood as students arrived to collect results. Many hugs and tears of joy from students, parents and staff! Mrs Smith, mother of student Luke Smith, said, “Luke would not have achieved such good exam results without The Burgate.”
Alex Ratcliffe who got an incredible three A* grades and two A grades was delighted to have secured his place at Cambridge: “I am so happy with my results; I would like to thank all my teachers and family for their support. I’m really looking forward to studying Mathematics at Trinity College.”
Eleanor Ash with an A* and three A grades was positively beaming: “I couldn’t stop shaking, I’m so happy.”
Katy Rayner who got an A* and two A grades said: “Feeling so happy, thank you to all my teachers for giving me so much support throughout the two years. Special thanks to Mr Child and Miss Salter but all my teachers have been great.”
Lydia Killick who got two A* grades, an A and a B couldn’t stop smiling: “Super excited and pleased the hard work is over! Thank you to all my amazing teachers.”
Callum Laird was rightly ecstatic with his two A grades and a B and said: “I am delighted with my results and am very thankful for the amazing teaching and support I have received at Burgate for the past seven years.”
Alex Tritschler who got two A grades, a B and an A in his EPQ wanted to thank particular teachers: “Dr Graebs, Mr Billinghurst-Bright and Mr Child are legends.”
Peter Williamson who got an A* grade, an A and two B’s simply said: “Yay! I got in!” Peter secured his first choice university but has taken up a degree apprenticeship instead.
Emily Hunter who got an A* grade, an A and a B was clearly overjoyed: “I am totally delighted with my results. I couldn’t have done it without the support of my teachers. Thank you. I am so grateful.”
Head of Sixth Form, Mrs Fenner, was particularly impressed with the number of students getting the top grades:"10% of all entries were at A* and 28% at A*/A which is a considerable increase on last year’s stunning figures! Art and Design students truly excelled this year with 100% of all entries in Photography being awarded an A*, with a further 75% in Art and another 50% in Textiles. Additionally 20% of all students in Maths received the very top grade and the Extended Project Qualification continued to shine with 46% of students also achieving A* grades.” She also added “I am delighted that so many students exceeded the government target grades which shows that with support, high expectations and commitment anything is possible!”
Overall it has been an exciting morning at The Burgate with staff, students and parents joining together to support and celebrate with the class of 2019. We wish them all the very best for the future and look forward to seeing them in December at A-level Presentation Evening.