A level and BTEC Results the Best Ever!

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2022 has been a highly successful year for Painsley Sixth Form College in so many ways.  We were rated as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted in May 2022.  The inspectors praised our enrichment, careers provision and quality of education.  Following this success, we have now achieved our best ever results! As the first cohort to receive grades via examinations since 2019, our sixth form students have made us and themselves extremely proud. They have achieved outstanding grades and many have secured places in the top universities whilst others are embarking on some fantastic degree apprenticeships.

Having not sat official GCSE examinations, our learners were naturally anxious about sitting their A levels. Thankfully, our rigorous and robust assessment programme provided numerous opportunities for our learners to develop their examination skills and our students have certainly reaped the benefits of this in their results. We are delighted that initial results show that 36% achieved A*/A, 64% A*/B, 83% A*/C and 100% A*/E.

It is difficult to pick out individual departmental success as all departments have excelled in supporting the students to achieve their potential throughout their 2, or indeed 7, years of study at Painsley Catholic College and Sixth Form. However, exceptional performances can be identified in chemistry, physics, maths, computing, art, textiles, geography, history, drama, religious studies, English literature, German and music to name but a few. BTEC results were once again very high with exceptional performances in Sport, Health and Social Care, ICT and Business. As the first cohort of T Level students complete their studies we are also celebrating 60% distinction and 40% merit against the national pass rate of 89.7%.

Some of the top performances include:

Callum WolversBiology A*, Chemistry A*, Maths A*, Extended Project A*University of Cambridge Medicine
Marios StamoulisComputing A*, Maths A*, Physics A*, Further Maths A, Extended Project A*University of Cambridge Mathematics
Heather DalgleishBiology A*, Chemistry A*, Geography A*, Extended Project AUniversity of Bath Pharmacy
Elizabeth HartmannChemistry A*, Maths A*, Further Maths A, Physics A*, Extended project A*University of Exeter Natural Sciences
Katie PooleEnglish Literature A*, Fine Art A*, Psychology B, Extended Project A*Falmouth University Illustration
Caio Santos PastaComputing A*, Maths A*, Further Maths A, Physics A*, Extended Project AUniversity of Bath Robotics
Martha ShawBiology B, Geography A*, Psychology A*, Extended project A*Higher degree apprenticeship in neurophysiology
Dylan TweatsEnglish Literature A*, Geography A, History A*, Extended Project ADurham University Geography


Mrs Rachel Waugh, Principal, stated: “We are proud of all of our students and their maturity, ambition and commitment and would like to congratulate each and every one of them on their achievements. I thank all the staff, teaching and non-teaching, for their dedication in order to provide an exceptional learning experience for the students. I thank the parents who have supported the Sixth Form in such a dedicated way and I wish the students the very best of luck in the next phase of their journey whether that be to university or into the world of work and I encourage them to keep in touch as part of the Painsley alumni.”

Head of Sixth Form, Mrs Sharon Jepson, said: “I am always proud of every single one of our students but never more so than this year.  They were recognised as truly outstanding in our recent inspection and these results have gone on to prove this.  Whether my learners are off to study at Cambridge, travel around Australia or start their degree apprenticeship with Rolls Royce, I know they will make a positive impact and make us proud.”

We are also looking forward to September. Students joining us have been engaged with a thorough transition programme including taster lessons and transitional study aimed at bridging the gap from GCSE studies to their chosen KS5 curriculum. We continue our exciting Digital T Level as one of the first centres nationally to be able to offer the new Digital T Level with a fully operational and state of the art digital hub. We look forward to offering further T Levels in September 2023, subject to demand. Students interested in being part of the Outstanding Painsley Sixth Form are welcome to join us for our Open Evening on Wednesday 28th September at 6pm. More details can be found at: www.Painsley.co.uk

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