Painsley Catholic College is celebrating a favourable set of A level results. Worth of note in particular is the fact that 31% of all grades were A*/A grades, which is above the national average. In what has been the most challenging year for all students and staff, Painsley is pleased to report that students have been awarded grades that will allow them to proceed to their next pathway.
“When the students were gathered together prior to Friday 20th March, little did we know that this would be the last opportunity we had to teach, guide and mould our wonderful young people on a face-to-face basis. We are proud and delighted that the teaching staff worked with such commitment and professionalism to initially ‘live’ teach all of our students and subsequently went on to grade and rank the students in a thorough and moderated process.” Commented Principal, Mrs Rachel Waugh.
She continued, “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 subsequently at Painsley Sixth Form. However, exceptional performance can be identified in Computing, Drama, Economics, Technology, PE, Textiles and German to name but a few. BTEC results were once again very high with exceptional performances in Health and Social care, ICT and Business.”
Some of the top performances include:
Seth Kemball who gained A* Music, A Chemistry, A Biology and A* Extended Project and will be going to Magdalen College at Oxford to study Music.
Cameron Lewis who was awarded A* Computer Science, A* Maths, A* Physics, A Further Maths and A in his Extended Project. Cameron will be progressing to study Theoretical Physics and Applied Mathematics at Birmingham University.
Harry Evans with A* Economics, A Geography, A Extended Project and B Computing who is taking an Apprenticeship Degree AFS Earth Moving.
Elspeth Lewis who obtained A French, A German, B History and C Extended Project and will be going on to study French, German and Chinese at Lancaster University.
Mrs Rachel Waugh, Principal, stated: “We are proud of all of our students and their maturity, ambition and commitment in these difficult times 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. As is the case nationally we have not had the opportunity to celebrate in the usual way with our students and we look forward to an opportunity to do so in the not too distant future.
“Whilst we recognise the need for a national standardisation process in these unprecedented times, we look forward to further information and clarification from Ofqual (due to be released next week) so that appeals can be made where appropriate. It is right that every student achieves the results that they rightly deserve.”
Painsley Sixth Form is also looking forward to September. Students joining the College in September have been engaged with a thorough transition programme including ‘live’ lessons and transitional study aimed at bridging the gap from shortened GCSE studies to their chosen KS5 curriculum. The College is very excited about being one of the first 52 centres nationally to offer the new Digital T Level with a new digital hub to support the development and looks forward to offering further T Levels in September 2021 including Science and Digital Business. Students interested in being part of the exciting development of Painsley Sixth Form are welcome to sign up for the virtual Painsley Sixth Form Open Evening on Wednesday 30th September at 6:30pm. Please register for this event via the school website www.painsley.co.uk