A Remarkable set of Sixth Form results

A Remarkable set of Sixth Form results

Midsomer Norton Schools Partnership Sixth Form, which includes students attending the Writhlington Sixth Form, Midsomer Norton Sixth Form and Mendip Studio School Sixth Form, which is one of the largest and most successful sixth forms in the South West, saw students celebrating exceptional results. These are students who have been the most affected by the Covid pandemic not having the opportunity to sit their GCSEs in year 11.

In these unprecedented times, students have risen to the challenge working tirelessly to obtain sensational grades in their qualifications. Their time in Sixth Form has unfortunately been heavily disrupted by the Covid pandemic with a significant amount of their learning being completed remotely via live online lessons.

The students celebrated an incredible set of results following months of dedication and exceptional hard work.  These outcomes will allow them to embark on high quality apprenticeships, careers and places at top universities across the country. Over 45.3% of our students achieved A* - A and 67% achieved A* - B. To top these record breaking achievements, 86% achieved A* - C and 100% of our students passed. All these measures are above the national averages.

Director of Post 16, Karen Ward said “We are very proud of the achievements of our students, and of the real perseverance and resilience the students have shown over the course of the last 18 months dealing with circumstances which no other year group has had to deal with. We wish them all the best for the bright futures they have ahead of them as they begin the next chapter in their lives. With their strong destinations including exciting apprenticeships and places at leading universities, we are confident that our students’ diligence and dedication will ensure their success in whichever path they choose to take. “

Midsomer Norton Schools Partnership CEO Alun Williams, joined with Head Teachers from all sites to commend the students stating “I am delighted by the achievements of Year 13 students this year. They have done exceptionally well. Finally, I’d like to wish all our Year 13s the very best of luck for what will no doubt be an exciting future.”

Students continued to be ambitious this year with their future plans. This year’s outstanding results have too many significant individual accomplishments to mention, detailed below are, but a few, of the many notable achievements:


Writhlington Sixth Form

Keith Howard, Headteacher of Writhlington School said, ‘the results our students have achieved this year are remarkable. They have achieved well above national average and the Sixth Forms best examination results with an average grade of a B and achieving 70% A*-B, 90% A*-C and a 100% overall pass rate.   It is a testament to their commitment and dedication to their studies that despite completing a part of their courses remotely; their engagement over the two years hasn’t faltered even in the most adverse and challenging circumstances. They have been an excellent cohort, and have done themselves and the Sixth Form proud with their achievements. On behalf of all the school staff, we wish them every success on the next stage of their journey.’

Bosco Foulsham achieved 3 A* grades and is going to Oxford University, Hertford College to study Economics

Ben Phillips achieved 3 A grades and is progressing to Sheffield University to study Aerospace engineering.

Carla Hollier achieved 2 A* grades and 2 A grades and is progressing to Oxford University, Wadham College to study Chemistry.

James Wyatt achieved 2 A* grades and 2 A grades and is going to Warwick University to study Mathematics.

Elfie Drury achieved 2 A* grades and a B grade. She is going onto King's College, London to study Liberal Arts.


MSN Sixth Form

Gordon Green and Jo Postlethwaite, Headteachers of Norton Hill School and Somervale School respectively stated: ‘We are delighted to once again report that it’s been another tremendous year for the Sixth Form students with results that more than justify their hard work and dedication as well as the considerable support and encouragement of parents and carers.’

‘We would like to pass on our congratulations to all of our students who have again achieved extremely high grades this year. Students achieved exceptionally grades with students bucking the national trend and more achieving the top end grades with 33% A*-A grades, 70% A*-B as well as 90% A*-C and 100% pass rates. We would like to give each and every one of them our very best wishes for whatever path they choose to take in future. There is another group of key people who continue to ensure the success of our students and we would like to take this opportunity to thank our hard-working teaching and support staff. Their help and  guidance  allows these young people to achieve their full potential.’

Gemma Hucker achieved 3 A* grades and is progressing to the University of Bristol, to study Sociology.

Max Hurlow achieved 4 A* grades and is going on to Imperial College to study Mechanical Engineering.

Phillipa Llewellyn achieved 3 A* grades and 1 B grade and is progressing onto St Andrews University to study Geography and Mathematics.

Charlotte Whittle achieved 2A*, one A Grade and one B grade. She is going to the University of Bristol to read Classical Studies.

Jack Wybrow achieved an A* grade and  2 A grades. He is going to the University of Manchester to study Accounting and management.

Connor Vine achieved 2 A grades and a M2 grade. He is taking a GAP year.


Mendip Studio School Sixth Form (MSS)

Bruce Hain, Headteacher of MSS said, ‘We are inspired by the stunning achievements of our brave, talented and hard-working students. They have triumphed over the challenges put before them, both of the pandemic and of the science, engineering and education courses themselves. We wish them all the very best in their ambitious next steps, across the suite of destinations, universities, higher apprenticeships and employment. Well done and good luck!

Bobby Creed achieved D*D*D, and is going to West London University to study Psychology

Oliver Mitchell, Aaron Carver and Lewis King are all progressing to UWE to study Forensic Science.

Martha Coles achieved D*D*D and is going to UWE Occupational Therapy and has already made the UWE wheelchair basketball team!

Santiago Ribeiro achieved D*D*D and is going on to Manchester Uni to study Biomedical Science.

Jazmin Escott is progressing to Brighton University to study Primary Education.

We’re delighted that all the Childcare course students have gained employment with local childcare providers.