Students and staff at W6 Sixth Form at SRWA, a member of the Woodard Academies Trust, are today celebrating yet another set of great results. The Academy is overjoyed with the result of two students being successfully placed at Oxford to read History and History of Art. Shaun Miskelly and Sarah James-Short topped the tables with results of AAA and AAB, gaining them access to one of the world’s top 5 universities.

When asked about his success Shaun remarked “It’s so surreal. I feel like I need to wake up for the reality of it to sink in! ”. Sarah added “I was awake at 5.30am. I logged in to UCAS at 7.30 this morning to check. I really didn’t think I’d get in!”

Students on vocational courses continued the trend of excellent results, with over 34 students awarded grades of Distinction and Distinction*.

English Literature results were once again excellent, with an astonishing 45% achieving an A* or A. In Maths and History 50% of students achieved top grades of A*-B. These results have given many of our students access to some of the country’s finest universities.

The Academy offers a broad selection of qualifications ranging from academic A-levels to a variety of equivalent vocational qualifications. A key strength for the Academy is in the Performing Arts specialism. Once again, this subject area delivered excellent results with 100% of music performance and theatre technology students achieving the top grade of Distinction*, the equivalent of an A*. The successes of previous years were topped in Health & Social Care with 100% of all students gaining the equivalent of an A*grade.

This year has seen a record number of students moving on to university, with almost twice as many as in previous years. The range of courses to which students have been accepted this year is impressive, including aeronautical engineering, languages, history, sciences and, of course, performing arts to name but a few. Historically, many of our students go on to performing arts courses and this year we are pleased to say that Leah Ingall is our first student to be accepted onto a prestigious Conservatoire acting course.

This year there were numerous examples of excellent individual performance. These achievements are a source of pride for the Academy and they provide a strong foundation for further success for our students. Impressively, many of these students achieved these outcomes while balancing the demands of four qualifications.

Individual Highlights include:

Shaun Miskelly
A (English Literature), A (History), A (Religion, Philosophy and Ethics) Secured a place to Oxford to read History of Art.
Sarah James-Short
A (English Literature), B (History), A (Religion, Philosophy and Ethics) Secured a place to Oxford to read History.
Louis Howarth
Dist* (Music Performance), Dist* (Performing Arts), Dist (Production Arts)
Leah Ingall
A* in English Literature
Shelby Piper
Dist*(Health and Social Care), Dist* (Sport), Dist (3D Design)
Beth Savage
Dist*(Health and Social Care), Dist* (Sport), Dist (3D Design)
Liam Smith
Dist* (Music Performance), Dist* (Performing Arts), Dist (Production Arts)
Cambridge Kisby
Dist*Dist*Dist* (Sport)

Suzanne Pike, Vice Principal, commented “These results reflect the hard work, dedication and commitment of all of our students and staff. The number of top grades achieved is very impressive. We are immensely proud of all our students and the excellent university destinations that have opened up to them.”

Mark Monahan, Assistant Principal and Head of Sixth Form added “Of course we are delighted to have two Oxford successes. Both Shaun and Sarah are examples of what can be achieved with hard work, excellent teaching and of course incredible commitment.”

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