Thursday’s A Level results saw great success for Newcastle School for Boys, with the Sixth Form securing its best set of results in its history.
Boys at the Sixth Form produced a record-breaking set of results with a 100% pass rate and over 35% of the grades being awarded at A* and A: higher than the national average by some margin. These results are particularly pleasing in a year where there has been added uncertainty due to the new examination reforms.
Amongst the overall achievement for the Year 13 cohort, we also saw particular successes on an individual level. Notably, 18 year old James Holland who secured himself two A* grades and an A, and Sunny Sudera, also 18, who achieved an A* and two As, in addition to his A* for his Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). Both boys now go on to reconsider their university courses having surpassed their predicated grades with Sudera interested in studying Dentistry, and Holland, Philosophy. Equally strong were the results of Timothy Sung, 18, with an A*, two As and an A* EPQ, who will shortly be joining University College London to read European Social and Political Studies.
Deputy Head, Mr Alex Newman said of the results “We’re incredibly pleased with the boys’ results this year. There has been a huge amount of hard work put in over the past two years and the boys should be very proud of their achievements.
“Many of the boys now go on to study some fantastic courses at some of the UK’s most prestigious universities. We greatly look forward to keeping in touch with them and hearing all about their future successes.”
As one of the region’s newest Sixth Forms, we have seen great A level success, improving year on year. It is down to this track record that the Sixth Form is seeing growing popularity, with its largest cohort yet to come in the next academic year. As a result, the we have taken the decision to expand into a new Sixth Form Centre, opening this September.
“These results couldn’t have come at a more exciting time for the School and specifically our Sixth Form.” said Headmaster, Mr David Tickner.
“Such results as the boys have produced are exactly why the Sixth Form is now one of the most successful in the region. The opening of the new Sixth Form Centre will allow us to further expand on the excellent educational experience boys receive whilst studying with us.
“Boys will not only have access to best possible provision for their A level studies, but will also be allowed the space to develop their own independent study. A successful Sixth Form should bridge the gap between school and university education, leading its pupils into a more independent style of learning, whilst still allowing students to benefit from the high level of teaching and support from the teaching staff. It is with this in mind that we have introduced and developed our new centre. It’s a very exciting time for the School.”
A small number of places are still available in the Sixth Form for September 2017. Those interested should contact the us on 0191 255 9303. We will be hosting our next Open Day on Saturday 7th October, 10.00am to 12.00pm. For more information, please head to our Open Days page.