Commonweal students and staff are once again celebrating another year of academic success at A Level with its largest ever cohort of Post 16 students achieving a very impressive set of A Level and vocational qualifications. With an A*-E pass rate of 99.5% and 45% of all grades achieved at A*-B, these very pleasing figures should ensure that the Sixth Form has performed very well against national and local performance figures. This demonstrates that Commonweal Sixth Form has once again been successful in achieving its goals of helping students to gain high levels of academic qualification and progress onwards to further academic studies. Students have responded to the high standards of teaching and excellent pastoral support with enormous commitment and hard work and this is reflected in these results.
Among many, many, notable individual performances were Lakshya Gopal (A*, A, A) who will be study Medicine at Imperial College London, Agneta Baranowicz (A*, A*, B) who will be studying Fashion Marketing at Southampton University, Matthew Jackson (A, A, B) who will be studying Biology at Bristol University and Sholape Olaniyan (A, A, A) who is heading to the University of Bath to study Pharmacy.
There were very strong subject performances, with students making excellent progress against national targets, in Computer Science, Drama, Economics, Performing Arts, English, Art, Film Studies, Politics, Media Studies, Spanish, Business Studies, Geography, Physical Education, Psychology and Sociology. This strong performance across a broad range of subjects has meant that, once again, a very high proportion of students have been successful in gaining a place at their choice of university.
James Matcham, Head of Sixth Form, said, “We are delighted with the achievement of our students and particularly the high standards achieved across such a wide range of subject areas. Our goal has always been to provide the highest standards of education at 16-18 and make a significant contribution to increasing the number of students from the Swindon area progressing into higher education – these results represent another significant step towards those goals.”
Our Yr 13 students now leave us for the next exciting chapter in their lives and we wish them the very best. Our Yr 12 students have already laid very solid foundations to ensure that they achieve their goals this time next year. As always, our commitment remains to work with a very broad range of students to ensure that they are able to achieve above and beyond their own expectation. We would like to thank all parents and carers for their support during the challenging two years of A Level and CTEC study.