A Level Results 2018

Congratulations to all of the Larkmead year 13s who are collecting their results today. We are very proud of all of you. Particular congratulations go to Jenny Blackmore and Charlie Stevens who each gained an A* and two A grades – Jenny studied Maths, Chemistry and Biology and will now study Biochemistry at Warwick whilst Charlie studied English Literature, History and RS and gained a place at Warwick University but is now set to study Liberal Arts and Science in the Netherlands. Equally impressive were Lauren Shackleton’s results as she exceeded government targets by some way in all three of her subjects, (RS, Psychology and Sociology) and will now study Psychology at Solent University. In all, to date, more than 98% of students who wanted to gain a place at university have and the range of establishments includes: Bristol; Bath; Warwick; Manchester and Birmingham.

Whilst there were excellent results in a range of subjects Business Studies, Chemistry, English Language, History and Performing Arts were significant in that more than 50% of students in these subjects achieved an A*-A or equivalent or the subject achieved an outstanding valued added score for progress.

It was always going to be difficult to match the outstanding results from last year and year groups vary.  The really good news is that we exceeded our prediction for this year group by 8%. The progress made by this year group was in line with national average.

Charlie Stevens Aged 18. Charlie studied English Literature A* History A and RS A and gained a place at Warwick University but is now set to study Liberal Arts and Science in the Netherlands.

Jenny Blackmore Aged 18. Jenny studied Biology A*Maths A Chemistry A and will now study Biochemistry at Warwick

As part of the Abingdon Consortium we are proud to have contributed to another excellent year of results for the town.

Students in the Abingdon Consortium for Education are once again celebrating outstanding A Level exam results. The percentage of students across Fitzharrys, John Mason and Larkmead schools achieving at A/A* grades was 26%, with 50% A*/B.   Sarah Brinkley, Chair of the Abingdon Consortium for Education and Headteacher of John Mason School commented, ‘This represents a fantastic achievement for the students in Abingdon, proof of the consistently rising standards in our community and first class teaching.  Students in our care achieve the very best results and because of their academic success, go on to do extraordinary things; whether at university, in an apprenticeship or employment.  I couldn’t be more proud of them all.’

The Abingdon Consortium continues to offer the flexibility for students to study a huge range and combination of courses within Abingdon, which is broadening horizons for students who choose to study in the town.  A particular strength of this consortium of schools is its success in science, maths and computing subjects, achieving in the top 25% of schools in the country.