Midsomer Norton Schools Partnership Sixth Form, which includes students attending the Writhlington Sixth Form Form, MSN Sixth Form and Mendip Studio School, which is one of the largest and most successful sixth forms in the South West, yet again had students celebrating exceptional results.
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. Students have had to complete a rigorous series of subject assessments to enable them to achieve a grade in each of their courses.
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% of our students achieved A* - A and 74% achieved A* - B. To top these record breaking achievements, 93% achieved A* - C and 100% of our students passed. All these measures are above the increased national averages.
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:
Tallis Inger-Flecker - University of Cambridge - 5 A* grades
Alex Bennett - 3 A* and one A grade - University of Plymouth - Medicine
Ella Smart - 4 A* grades - University of Bristol - Law
Ben Carroll - 4 A* grades - University of Exeter - Physics
William Glover - 4 A* grades - University of Southampton - Mechanical Engineering
Sophie Quintin 3 A* grades - Imperial College - Biochemistry
Batanai Chamunoita - 2A* and an A grade - University of Birmingham - Psychology and Education
Charlotte Turner 4 A* grades - University of Exeter - Geography
Mia Wilmott 4 A* grades - University of Bristol - Law
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. “
The Headteachers of all sites are incredibly proud of student achievement stating: “The results our students have achieved this year are remarkable. They have taken numerous assessments to demonstrate they possess the necessary knowledge, skills and understanding for the grades they have achieved. It is a testament to their commitment and dedication to their studies that despite completing a significant amount 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. From us, and on behalf of all the partnership staff, we wish them every success on the next stage of their journey.”
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 bean exciting future.”