A Level Exam Results

Beacon Academy A Level Examination Results 2017

Alex Burns

Alex Burns, celebrates A star A star A star , going to Fitzwilliam College,
Cambridge to study Natural Science.

We are celebrating another extremely successful year at Beacon Academy. For a third year running, we have secured our best ever set of A Level and equivalent results.

As a non-selective, non-denominational and non-fee paying school, we are exceptionally proud of the fact that almost a third (31%) of our students’ grades were A’s and A stars.

Along with these best ever results with the very top grades, we are also celebrating our best ever grades at B and above with 58% and our best ever grades at C and above with 83%.

We are exceedingly proud of our students, given that in the two years that they have been studying for their courses, they have had to respond to significant change in education nationally – notably the increase in academic rigour for Post 16 qualifications.

Many of the subjects that students have been taking this year have been under this new, and far more intense, regime. Many have been following the more academically challenging specifications.

This set of results is testament to the way our inspirational students have risen to this challenge with complete determination, confidence and resilience. They have had unrelenting support from their staff and parents.

Steve Baker, Assistant Headteacher, Sixth Form, commented that he and the whole Academy are “incredibly proud of the exceptional achievements of these students in such a tempestuous couple of years for them educationally. Many of them have faced exams where there were very limited practice papers or mark schemes for them to work with. They have all worked really hard to meet this challenge so successfully.”

It is always difficult to single out students amongst such a talented year group. However, the exceptional results of the following students are noteworthy:

Alex Burns, awarded A star A star A star, going to Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge to study Natural Science.

Jack Welch, awarded A star A A A, going to Edinburgh to study Veterinary Medicine

Jess Martin, awarded A star A A, going to Queens College Oxford to study Experimental Psychology

Leigha Crothall awarded A star A B going to Fitzwilliam College Cambridge to study Archaeology

Molly Byford, awarded A star A A, going to Durham to study Liberal Arts

Alfie Cooper, awarded A A A, going to the London School of Economics to study Philosophy

Charlotte Hilliard, awarded A A A, going to Edinburgh to study Social Anthropology

Madeleine Forbes awarded A star A A

Evangeline Van-Manen, awarded A star A star A, going to Exeter to study Psychology

James Baldwin awarded A star A B going to Surrey to study Maths.

Oliver Cosby awarded A A A going to Exeter to study Politics and Economics

Annie Townshend awarded A A B B going to York to study Psychology

Nick Barcaru awarded A star A A A going to Imperial College London to study Biomedical Engineering

Chris Cowen awarded A star A B going to the University of the West of England to study Architecture

Angus Main awarded A star A B going to Southampton to study Physics

Some subjects also really stand out individually with their results. The following have all achieved over 70% of their students getting A*-B or distinctions on vocational courses:

In Biology 71% got A*-B

In Chemistry 70% got A*-B

In English Literature 100% got a A*-B

In Geography 89% got A*-B

In History 83% got A*-B

In Maths 86% got a A*-B

In RS 75% got A*-B

In ICT 75% got Distinction or above

In Health and Social Care 94% got Distinction or above

In Btec Science 100% got distinction or above

In Music 100% got Distinction or above

In Sport 100% got Distinction or above