The Cooper School has achieved another outstanding set of ‘A’ Level results and its best since opening its Post 16 centre in September 2011. This summer saw its highest number of students, 94, taking A Levels across 25 different subjects. The results in the Key Performance Indicators are as follows:
24% achieved A*/A
48% achieved A*- B
80% achieved A*-C
98% achieved A*-E
Of particular note was the outstanding academic achievement of Bethan Humphreys and Chelsea Hegarty-Swain, who both achieved straight A* grades and Fran Goss, Asfa Hassan, Becky Heron, Shaun Kailla, Kathryn Langley and James Mason who all achieved a combination of straight A and A* grades.
Head girl Fran Goss said: I am slightly speechless right now as I have just opened my results and got a lovely surprise but this has definitely been the the icing on the cake for my experience here at the Cooper Sixth form. I am now going to the Head Office of Marks and Spencer in Paddington for some work experience to look into the food industry.
Mr Ben Baxter, Executive Headteacher at The Cooper School commented: ‘The Year 13 students can now look forward to taking up their university places. It has been a tremendous five years of ‘A’ Level results since the school changed status to an 11-18 school and opened its Post-16 centre and these results very much reflect the commitment of the staff and students who are to be congratulated on their successes.’
Mr Mark Doorley, Director of Post 16 studies stated: ‘We are delighted with these results, particularly the high percentage of students who achieved A and A* grades as they reflect the hard work of the staff and students at the school. The many changes to ‘A’ Levels and GCSEs over the last couple of years have posed big challenges to staff and students alike but we have risen to those challenges and with these excellent results many of our students will now get into their first choice university places or leave us to begin jobs, apprenticeships and gap years with great qualifications to support them in their future careers. We also gave our students the options of taking the Extended Project Qualification for the first time this year and that has also been a real success. We would like to wish all of our students the very best for their bright futures.’