Blackpool Sixth students and staff are once again celebrating a brilliant set of A level and BTEC level 3 results. 50 courses had a 100% pass rate and overall high grades for Level 3 subjects have increased yet again. Furthermore, the upper high grades (highest possible grades) have also continued the upward trend of year on year improvement. 85% of students holding university offers were able to secure their place on results day, which is 9% higher than last year. Seven students gained places at Oxford or Cambridge university.
These results come against the backdrop of the continuing Coronavirus pandemic and the cancellation of the summer exams. After a rigorous quality assurance process, the college submitted its subject grades for each student to the exam board, carefully following the instructions of the qualifications authority, Ofqual. The exam boards then issued the final results following a national standardisation process.
Blackpool Sixth Principal, Jill Gray, commented, “We really are thrilled with these wonderful results and are extremely proud of our students’ achievements, especially given the turmoil and setbacks that they have faced over the past few months. The passion, commitment and resilience shown by both students and staff is exceptional and these results are a testament to their hard work and dedication during these unprecedented times. The students now have an excellent foundation for the next stage of their education or career. We wish them all the very best of luck for the future.”
Student Success Stories
⭐ Former St. Bede’s student Jasmine Anderson-Shepherd received A*s in Maths, Further Maths and Biology, and an A in Chemistry! Congratulations on these excellent results, Jasmine!
⭐ Congratulations to James Farrow, former LSA Technology and Performing Arts College student, who achieved 4 A*’s in French, Maths, Further Maths, and History! James goes on to study History and French at the University of Oxford.
⭐ Congratulations to Grayce Butterworth, former Hodgson Academy student, who has achieved an A in Modern History, B in Ancient History and B in English Literature. Grayce goes on to study Classical Studies at St Andrews!
⭐ Congratulations to Joe Clueit, former Baines School student, who has achieved 3 A*’s in Biology, Economics and Geography. We wish Joe the best of luck for the future!
⭐ Congratulations to Luke Skelton, former Saint Bede’s, Lytham student, who has achieved two A*’s in Physics and Maths, and an A in Chemistry. Luke goes on to study Chemistry at Oxford University. Well done Luke!
⭐ A huge congratulations to Camille Demegillo, former St. Mary’s Catholic Academy student, who has achieved A’s in Biology and Chemistry, and a B in Maths. Camille goes on to study Pharmacy at The University of Manchester!