“Words cannot describe how happy I am with my results and I couldn’t have done it without the help and humour of my teachers,” said a joyful Shola Pitman from Ferndown Upper School who gained A*, A & A.
She was one of the many students celebrating a year of outstanding results for AS and A Level making 2016 the school’s best ever year for 6th Form results.
Headteacher, Philip Jones stated, “We are thrilled with the outstanding success of our students, particularly in the STEM subjects of Maths and Science and also in our vocational subjects, who once again have achieved results that are in the top 1% of the country. With half of our students gaining the very highest of grades and all of our students gaining grades, it just shows what an excellent year the students and school have had. I would like to take this opportunity to thank both the students and their teachers for all of their hard work and dedication over the previous year, it has certainly been worthwhile.”
He added that many students had achieved their expected places at Russell group and other universities saying, “One student will be beginning a course in medicine with students also securing top university places at Warwick, Southampton, Durham and Exeter, amongst others. With the good news being that every student from Year 13 has either gained a place at university or is in employment. These results demonstrate that the school is continuously providing high quality education to all of the students of Ferndown, West Moors and Verwood.”
In the STEM subjects of Maths and Chemistry, 22% of students achieved an A* or A grade, whereas the results were equally good in the creative subjects, with Fine Art achieving 23% A* or A grades and Photography achieving 25%.
Stuart Graham who gained A*, A*, A, A & A and who is going on to Warwick to study Physics stated that he was “delighted with his results.”
Another student, Sam Milsom, who achieved A*, A & B and will be reading maths at Durham stated, “I am very happy with my results and I’m very thankful that I had such great teachers to help me through.”
The school also saw some excellent AS results with MFL securing 100% A grades over its three subjects, numerous students also gained straight A’s and (mirroring the A Level results).
“The school saw improvements across the board in every headline category,” added Philip Jones.