Sixth form students and staff at Queen Katharine Academy are celebrating today as they achieved another strong set of Post-16 results, and their highest ever A Level scores.
Ninety-eight per cent of Post-16 qualifications were passed, with almost three-quarters of grades being the higher A*-C (or equivalent) grades.
In previous years, the academy found vocational Post-16 courses more popular. However, this year more students opted for A Level courses and the academy recorded its highest number of A*, A and B grades.
Seventy-four per cent of all A Level course grades were A*-C grades, and 43 per cent returned the highest A*, A or B grades.
This marks another excellent set of A Level results for Queen Katharine Academy, who were in the top 10 per cent of schools in the country for A Level Progress in 2017 and ranked the second highest performing sixth form in Peterborough.
Damon Lewis, Director of Sixth Form at Queen Katharine Academy, said: “We are delighted to celebrate further improvements again this year on last year’s record-breaking A Level results.
“The percentage of students achieving A*-B in their A Levels has increased by 12 percentage-points to 43 per cent and this is the fourth year in a row this headline figure has improved. We have more than doubled the number of students gaining the top grades at our academy.
“As a result of this, we are expecting the highest proportion of students (75 per cent) from our sixth form to secure a place at their chosen universities this September.
“We are incredibly proud of the students’ outcomes; the rapid progress they have made from their starting points and the excellent destinations they have now secured.”
Lynn Mayes, Head of School at Queen Katharine Academy, said: “These results are testament to the hard work and dedication of our students and staff and the excellent support we receive from parents and are a true reflection of what can be achieved here at Queen Katharine Academy.”
Students Zsolt Trenka, Amber Boreham, Viktorija Saviciute, Cristiano Jepson, India Kaur Singh and Hamza Idrees were among the highest achievers at the Sixth Form.
Zsolt Trenka achieved the top grades in IT and Engineering, as well as an A in Economics, an A in the Extended Project and a B in Business. Zsolt has secured a place to study Economics at Coventry University.
Amber Boreham achieved a Distinction* in Science and A*A*A* in Health and Social Care. Amber has secured a place to study Midwifery at the University of East Anglia.
Viktorija Saviciute achieved an A in Economics, A in History, B in English Literature and B in Psychology. Viktorija secured a place to study History at Durham University.
Cristiano Jepson achieved an A in Media, an A in Film and a B in English Literature. Cristiano secured a place to study Television Production at Bournemouth University.
India Kaur Singh achieved two Distinctions in Music, an A in Economics and a B in Sociology. India secured a place to study Economics at Hull University.
Hamza Idrees achieved a Distinction* in Business Studies, A in Economics and B in Travel and Tourism. Hamza will be taking a year out before going to read Economics at University.