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Sarum Academy Sees Impressive Sixth Form Success

by Michael Ford last modified 29 Aug, 2014 02:50 PM

Year 13 pupils at Sarum Academy have dramatically exceeded all previous A level results highlighting the continual improvement taking place in the church sponsored academy.

Sarum Academy Sees Impressive Sixth Form Success

"Thrilled": Principal Ruth Johnson

With the average Academy learner achieving at least ABB grades, Sarum  has not only seen the the average total points double in just one year but has results which now sit comfortably above the national average.

Principal Mrs Johnson was quick to praise the hard work and commitment of the pupils themselves throughout their school careers as well as the significant improvements being seen in teaching at the Academy, " We are thrilled that our young people have achieved the grades they deserve - they have been totally committed to their studies throughout as have the staff who also deserve recognition for this success."

These impressive results confirm observations made by Ofsted back in January who noted that the high levels of teaching in Post 16 led to “an excellent grasp of knowledge.”  Pupils  were also supported by an intensive revision programme  which included maths lessons at Bryanston, the independent school in Dorset which co sponsors the Academy.

With strong performances in the Academy's arts specialisms,  pupils celebrated high grades in a wide variety of academic subjects. Top performing  pupils included  Ben Franks who is already renown for  managing the successful international online sixth form magazine Pie.  Ben achieved  3 As in English Language, History and his Extended Project and can now take up a university place at another of the Academy's co sponsors, Bath Spa, on their prestigious Creative Writing course.  

There were also high all round achievers including  Sam Pearcey who achieved two A* in the arts and took his total of  A levels to five with Bs in Law, History and Economics and David Thomas who  gained  five good grades with two A* in Performing Arts Acting.

With results set to improve further applications for post 16  places  at the Academy are already up by 160 % this year. Next September the Academy looks forward to moving into its new £15.5 million purpose built state of the art facilities which will accommodate a sixth form of up to 300.

Prospective sixth formers for September 2012 can contact Mr Jeffries at  post16@sarumacademy.org

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Further Information please contact:
Miss Natalie Clark 
Sarum Academy Press Officer 
Natalie.clark@sarumacademy.org 
01722 323431 ext 238

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