Week B

A Level Press Release Statement

Highdown School and Sixth Form Centre is delighted to announce a very successful year for their A level students.  Our outstanding 6th form provision goes from strength to strength. Highdown’s performance at A level is in the top 10% of all providers nationally. It is the best performing non selective 6th form locally. 
Over 60% of grades are at A*/B level up by 6% points on last year. There has been another increase in the A and A* grades this year which reflects the continued emphasis teachers given to stretching the students at the top end with just under a third of entries at this incredible level, which when seen against the National picture of increased challenge is a great result and continues our improvements year on year. 
There are some lovely individual stories here are some of them: David Mollet A* Computer Science, A* Physics, A Maths and A Further Maths to read Computer Science at Warwick  Liam Grewal A* Maths, A History, A Further Maths, A Physics to read Civil Engineering at Southampton Bonita Blair A* Psychology, A Biology, A English Language and Literature, A Extended Project Qualification to read German at Nottingham Zoe Whitfield A* English Literature, A Maths, A Psychology, A Extended Project Qualification to read Psychology at Surrey Frankie Taylor A* English Literature, A History, A Maths to read History at Oxford John Wood A* English Literature, A History, A Theatre Studies to read Law at Nottingham Peter Feys As in Maths, Music Technology and Physics to read Civil Engineering at Southampton Erik Kordzinski As in Biology, Chemistry and Maths to read Chemistry at Warwick Sam Rodda As in History, Maths and Economics to read Economics and Politics at Bristol
There are many others celebrating great individual achievements.     69 students will be taking up places at university in the new academic year. 77% of our year group.  We are delighted that there continues to be an increase in students achieving places at competitive universities and wish them well for the future. We look forward to welcoming them back on December 20th for Presentation Evening.
Ms R E Cave Headteacher 16th August 2018