Commonweal students and staff are once again celebrating another year of strong academic success for its sixth form with its largest ever cohort of Post 16 students achieving a very impressive set of A Level and vocational qualifications. Commonweal staff are very proud of the achievements of all of their students who have demonstrated resilience and determination through significant periods of disruption to their education and are moving on to a diverse and exciting range of destinations.
With 17% of grades at A*/A, almost half of all grades at grade B or above and 93% of students achieving at least 2 A Level grades or equivalent 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.
Commonweal is proud of the achievement of all of its students. Among many, many, notable individual performances were: Emaan Baluj A, A, A (Computer Science, Southampton); Fin Banwell-Moore A, A, A (Chemistry, Birmingham); Kody Bowler A*, A*, A* (Geography, Kings College London); Nina Fuentes A*, A, B (Writing for Performance, Central School of Speech and Drama); Libby Marlow A ,A, A (Medicine, Kings College London); Hamid Niazi A*, A*, A; Matt Raggett A*, A*, A, A ; Kimmy Shopland A*, A*, Distinction (English with Creative Writing, Southampton); Rebecca Tuersley A*, A*, A, A (Politics, Philosophy and Law, Kings College London).
There were very strong subject performances, with students making excellent progress against national targets, in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, English, Film Studies, French, Geography, Maths, Media Studies, Performing Arts, Politics, Spanish, Sport, 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 or apprenticeship.
Commonweal headteacher, Chas Drew, said, ‘We are absolutely committed to helping our students successfully make the next step toward their goals. It is always brilliant to see so many students celebrating their success today and we will continue to work hard for those students who need additional support to achieve their potential.’
Our Year 13 students now leave us for the next exciting chapter in their lives and we wish them the very best. 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 expectations. We would like to thank all parents and carers for their continued support during the challenging two years of A Level and Level 3 study.