Didcot Sixth Form celebrates another year of strong A-Level results

Didcot Sixth Form, a partnership between Didcot Girls’ School and St Birinus School, is celebrating another year of strong A-Level results. We are delighted with the achievement of our students who completed their studies this year.

These results include excellent performance at the highest grades, with one in five entries awarded an A* or A grade. One in two of all exam entries achieved grades A*-B and four out of every five exam entries achieved grades A*-C. From very strong starting points, our students continue to make the progress expected of them, which will allow them to embark on the next stage of their lives on a variety of ambitious pathways.

A-Level results are strong across the full range of subjects. In particular, our students have recorded excellent results in both Modern Foreign Languages (where the average grade achieved was an A) and Mathematics. We are especially proud of our Year 12 Further Mathematicians, who entered A2 Mathematics at the end of this year. Of a cohort of 14 students, half of the group achieved A* grades, and a further 6 achieved A grades.

In summary, for the 102 students who completed their A level studies this year:

  • 20% of all entries gained A*-A grades
  • 51% of all entries gained A*-B grades
  • 82% of all entries gained A*-C grades
  • 97% of all entries gained A*-E grades

As a school community, we celebrate the achievements of all of our students but there are some exceptional individual performances that deserve special mention. The following fourteen students have achieved at least A,A,B grades at A level and are now about to embark on successful university careers: Katherine Burns (English at Exeter); Xin Ying Chen (Accounting and Finance at Warwick); Matthew Elkins (Politics, Philosophy, and Economics at York); Stella Fass (Drama at Exeter); Ceri Jones (English and History); Ben Lockett (Physics at Manchester); Anna Newell (Biochemistry at Bath); Frankie Piras (Economics at Exeter); Eve Sun (Language and Culture at UCL); Charlie Turlier (Biological Sciences at Exeter); Caitlin Lee (Mathematics at Southampton). The following students not immediately going on to university have also achieved impressive results: Gabriella More O’Ferrall (A*AAA), Sam Brinkley (A*A*B), and Jon Brean (A*AA).

James Cross, Director of Didcot Sixth Form, said: "I am proud of the achievements of all our students at Didcot Sixth Form. We are an inclusive and comprehensive academic sixth form, whilst being ambitious for our students and their futures. I’m delighted that we have students going to the top universities, into the world of work, and into ambitious apprenticeships – for example at the UK Atomic Energy Agency and the Culham Science Laboratory. As a school community, we celebrate the achievements of all our students: behind every result are personal stories of adversity and challenge, sustained hard work and, of course, considerable academic potential."

Rachael Warwick, Executive Headteacher of Ridgeway Education Trust, which includes Didcot Sixth Form, said: "We are all delighted with these results which are testimony to a wonderful group of young people and the teachers who have worked tirelessly on their behalf. In financially straitened times for all schools, we are proud to continue to offer a wide range of over thirty post-16 courses as well as a wide and aspirational enrichment programme. Our congratulations go to all of our students and their families as well as our best wishes for the future."



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