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The Individual Approach brings a rise in top grades

18th August 2016

A great set of results this year has seen a significant increase in those achieving the equivalent of A*/A at A Level and BTEC. The introduction of BTEC’s to our Sixth Form curriculum two years ago has proved to be a huge success, with those taking BTEC’s achieving a 100% pass rate and nearly half of them gaining an A*/A equivalent.

Head of Sixth Form, Mark Acher, said ‘Our flexibility in offer, enabling students to take a combination of A levels and BTEC’s has not only seen improved results but has also given students a range of experiences and study skills which will help then at university and in the world of work.’

One size does not fit all and giving students the right advice, encouraging them to aim high and supporting their studies enables them to move on to the next stage of their life with confidence. Leavers’ destinations this year range from Russell Group universities studying Biomedical Sciences, a much sought after rugby apprenticeship with Exeter Chiefs, continuing their passion at the Institute for Contemporary Music in London and officer entry into the Navy. Top performing students include Amy Liu who achieved an A* at A level Art and a Distinction* in Art and Design BTEC,  securing her a place at the world famous Paris-Sorbonne University, Benjamin Wells who will study Architectural Engineering at Nottingham University and Head Boy James Bates who received a rare unconditional offer to study Civil Engineering at Leeds Beckett University.

Lawrence Coen, Headmaster, said ‘We are very proud of our Sixth Form Leavers and how they have made the most of all the opportunities Trinity has to offer. We wish them every success in the future and look forward to hearing about their further achievements.’