Trinity Academy has seen a rise in A Level attainment, while yet another student has secured a place at one of Cambridge University’s most prestigious colleges with a remarkable four A* and one A grade.
Jay Green, from Moorends, will now go on to read the natural sciences at St John’s College – one of the most competitive places in England for science – following his impressive achievement in chemistry, physics, mathematics, further mathematics and the extended project qualification (EPQ).
Jay, who is Trinity’s Head Boy and was also this year’s winner of the school’s ‘outstanding student of the year’ award, is delighted with his achievements, having worked hard to secure a university offer.
“I have to admit that I did better than I expected,” Jay said.
“I’m looking forward to immersing myself in the whole Cambridge experience, including going boating on the Cam!”
Other notable performers in this year’s A Level cohort at Trinity Academy include Jasmine Wood and Leon Chen.
Head Girl Jasmine, of Thorne, gained two A* grades – in mathematics and chemistry – and an A grade in biology, securing her place to study medicine at Edinburgh.
Jasmine marked two other major achievements this academic year, having recently returned from a life-changing voluntary mission to Zambia with the school, and also winning this year’s ‘demonstration of the core values’ award.
“It was such a privilege to be a part of both events,” Jasmine said. “I feel very honoured.”
Leon, from Moorends, will be studying applied medical science at King’s College London thanks to his three A grades, in biology, chemistry and mathematics.
Speaking straight after receiving his results, Leon commented: “I’m absolutely buzzing!
“I honestly didn’t think I’d achieve what I have, and to get a place at King’s College is just amazing.”
It is not just in the traditional academic subjects that Trinity Academy students have excelled. Vocational subjects also saw some excellent results in terms of both attainment and progress for individual students.
Top performers were Sam Potts with a distinction-star, distinction, and two B grades; Lauren Bowater with a distinction-star, distinction, A grade and C grade; and Faith Rayner with a distinction-star and two distinctions.
Principal Jonathan Winch said: “Congratulations to the class of 2019!
“Last year Ofsted rated Trinity’s sixth form as Good; this year’s A Level students have gone one better: despite the introduction of brand new, more demanding, A Levels, results have gone up!
“Jay Green takes our best wishes with him to Cambridge – where he will prove that a Thorne and Moorends student can hold his own with the best in the world!”
Average grades at Trinity have risen from last year, with 43% of students achieving grades A* to B, and a 99% pass rate overall.
This year also saw a record uplift between the rehearsal examinations and the final grades.
40% of the cohort were classed as disadvantaged, and they performed equally well with non-disadvantaged students in terms of the government’s level 3 value-added measure, bucking the national trend.
Amongst the highest achieving subjects were mathematics, technology and business. In vocational subjects, BTEC sport and child development saw the greatest gains compared with national expectations.