A-levels: Performance continues to improve at Weston Favell Academy in Northampton

Weston Favell Academy, Northampton
Weston Favell Academy, Northampton

Students at the Weston Favell Academy are celebrating after receiving their results for their A-level or equivalent exam results with over 95 per cent planning to continue their education at university.

Performance in academic qualifications at the Booth Lane South site has continued to improve this year, according to the academy.

The percentage of students achieving two or more A-levels has risen nine per cent to 97 per cent and the percentage of students achieving three or more A-levels or equivalents has also gone up eight per cent and now stands at 86 per cent.

These figures are both above the national post-16 results for 2013.

The number of students achieving top grades in their A-levels has also improved by as the number of pupils achieving A*/A/B grades has increased to 29 per cent.

Performance in vocational qualifications show that every single one of the students who studied a level 3 vocational course achieved a distinction or merit with 66 per cent securing distinction.

Joseph Elmes is the highest performing student and achieved an A* in maths, an A in French and an A in further maths. Joseph will study BSc (Hons) in French with maths at the University of Leeds and has been awarded the Horne Foundation Bursary.

Jerone Parke achieved an A in maths, an A in physics and a B in further maths and will study BSc in games technology at the University of Bournemouth.

Gloria Choi joined the Sixth Form as a Level 2 student with neither English or maths. After a very successful year, she made the transfer to Level 3 study and has achieved an A in Chinese, an A in maths, a C in further maths and a C in economics.

Gloria will study economics at the best university in Macau, China.

Zak Allen achieved a distinction in sports, an A in sociology and a B in economics. He joined the academy part way through Year 12 and worked exceptionally hard to catch up. Zak will study BSc in sports management at the University of Loughborough.

Rachel Steele, Principal, said: “These improved results are the culmination of hard work, dedication and commitment on the part of our students and staff at the academy and provide a platform from which we can further drive up standards.

“We are delighted with the number of students gaining the higher grades A* to B in their profile and the high percentage of our students gaining a place at the university of their choice.”

The Weston Favell Academy is one of the 24 academies sponsored by the Greenwood Dale Foundation Trust (GDFT).

The Chief Executive of the GDFT, Sir Barry Day, OBE, said: “Once again we are proud of the success of the pupils at the Weston Favell Academy and wish them all the best as they continue their education or enter employment.”