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A LEVEL AND BTEC Exam Results and Destinations 2023

Fantastic results: 1 in 3 grades A* or A or equivalent

CONGRATULATIONS to all of our Sixth Form students!

We would like to congratulate all our Year 13 students receiving their A level and vocational results today; they have made it through a challenging few years and have achieved outstanding results. They were unable to sit GCSEs in 2021, so this summer’s exams were the first external assessments they have taken. It is a tremendous achievement, especially given the ongoing challenges over the last 2 years of their Sixth Form studies.  The resilience the students have shown and the way they have conducted themselves and worked hard under what continues to be extraordinary times is remarkable. We are so proud of them all. 

Headteacher Jon Hayes said: As always, we are incredibly proud of our students and their achievements. Alongside these fantastic exam results, our Year 13 are taking away EPQ qualifications, Gold D of E awards and other experiences that will help them in their future. On behalf of all the staff and governors, I wish them every success as they move on to university, apprenticeships and the next steps in their lives. 

Ruth Nelson, Head of Sixth Form said: I highly commend our students on their achievements, noting the variety of choices the year group has made in terms of their subjects and career options, including top universities and apprenticeship programmes. As a team, we are very proud of our students, and we are so pleased to have been a part of their journey in Sixth Form. They leave with a myriad of qualifications and skills, and we celebrate each student as individuals that have shone for many different reasons alongside their academic success. 

 Especially pleasing results were achieved by many students including:

Top progress: 

Travis Coucom - A Economics, Distinction in Music Performance, B Geography. Travis is going to the University of Liverpool to study Geography. Rowan Hebblethwaite – A Biology, A Mathematics, B Psychology. Rowan is going to the University of Liverpool to study Biological Sciences. Alisha Ridding – Distinction in Business Studies, Merit in Health and Social Care, C Sociology. Alisha is currently pursuing apprenticeships. Finley Wilson – A Sociology, Distinction in Business Studies, B Psychology. Finley is going to Lancaster University to study Criminology and Sociology.  

Top attainment:

Charlie Owen – A* Biology, A* Chemistry, A* Maths, A Spanish, A* EPQ. Charlie is going to study Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge. 

Lily Acland – A* Art, A* Sociology, A English, EPQ. Lily is going to study Animation at the University of the West of England. 

Tom Blythe – A* Maths, A* Further Maths, A Physics. Tom is going to study Aerospace Engineering at the University of Bristol. 

Holly Turner – A* English, A* RS, A History, A* EPQ. Holly is going to study English at the University College London. 

Ollie Yarker – A* Maths, A* Further Maths, A Physics. Ollie is going to study Engineering at Lancaster University. 

Charlotte Deverill – A* Maths, A Further Maths, A Physics, A* EPQ.  Charlotte is going to study Mechanical Engineering at the University of Nottingham 

Dom Richardson – A* Maths, A Further Maths, A Physics, A EPQ. Dom is going to study Astrophysics at the University of York. 

Callum Ashcroft – A* Art, A Geography, A Design Technology. Callum is going to study Fine Art at Newcastle University. 

Dan Burgess – A* Maths, A Further Maths, A Chemistry. Dan is going to study Mathematics and Sports Science at Loughborough University. 

A LEVEL RESULTS 2022

Fantastic results: 47% A* or A grades!

CONGRATULATIONS to all of our Sixth Form students!

We would like to congratulate all our Year 13 students receiving their A level and BTEC results today; they have made it through an incredibly tough two years and have achieved outstanding results. They were unable to sit GCSEs in 2020 so this summer’s exams were the first external assessments they have taken. It is a tremendous achievement, especially given the ongoing disruptions that covid has caused over the last 2 years of their Sixth Form studies.  The resilience the students have shown under such conditions with so much uncertainty is remarkable, and we could not be prouder of them. 

Headteacher Jon Hayes said: 

“The students and staff have all worked so hard for these results and it is great to see that effort paying off. Almost half of all grades were A or A* or equivalent. After all the disruption to their education caused by the pandemic, to finish their time at The Queen Katherine School with such an impressive set of results is a testament to the character of the students, and the dedication and skill of the staff that supported them.  I wish them all the very best for their futures and the next steps in their education and careers.” 

Ruth Nelson, Head of Sixth Form said: 

“I feel so immensely proud of our students. With a rollercoaster of experiences through their KS4 and KS5 education, they have shown great resilience and support for each other and the wider school community. They truly deserve such an impressive set of results. Alongside success in our academic and vocational qualifications, 3 groups of students have also completed challenging Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award expeditions along the Caledonian Canal and many of our students have contributed to local charities and primary schools in their voluntary work. With students commencing degrees such as ‘International Disaster Management and Humanitarian Response’ and ‘Business and Climate Change’, as well as taking up apprenticeships with leading local firms, it gives me faith in the future to know our students will be driving the way forwards. I wish each and every student success and happiness as they prepare for the next exciting chapter in their lives.”  

 Especially pleasing results were achieved by many students including:

Top progress: 

Annabel Forshaw – A* Geography, A Biology, A Psychology 

Lucy Perris – A* Art, A Design Technology, B AS Geography, A EPQ, AS Maths 

Ashton Brodrick – A* Art, B English, B Psychology, A* EPQ 

Kai Flaherty – A* Mathematics, Dist* Computing, A Further Maths, B Physics 

Freddie Nelson-Yeats – A* Geography, A Maths, A Physics, A* EPQ 

Ben Smith – A* Maths, A Further Maths, A Physics 

Skye Smith – A Psychology, A Sociology, C Biology, A* EPQ 

Top attainment: 

Rueben Connor - A* Maths, A* Further Maths, Dist* Computing, A Physics 

Laura Keskin – A* Economics, A* History, A* Maths, A EPQ 

Millie Stephenson - A* English, A* Religious Studies, Dist* Performing Arts 

Lauren Martindale – A* English, A* History, A Psychology, A* EPQ 

Georgia Heath- A* Maths, A* Further Maths, A Physics, A Chemistry 

Joe Clayton – A* Maths, A Further Maths, A Physics, A Design Technology

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