Kimberley 16 – 19 Sixth Form College A level Results
New Kimberley College Principal, Tim Detheridge, was delighted to learn that this year’s A level results are the best ever in the history of the college. 41.6% of students who attend Kimberley College, part of Wootton Academy Trust, achieved one or more A* or A grade or equivalent in their studies. In the grade range A* to C; that figure shot up to 91.2%. Students of all abilities have performed extremely well and the results have shown significant improvement for the third year running. At A level the number of grades awarded in the A*-B grade (61.2%) improved by more than 5% from 2015 figures. The results for year 12 students show a similar pattern of continued improvement, 61.2% of all grades awarded were in the range A- C (compared to 56.0% in 2015). Kimberley College, based in Stewartby, now has spectacular results befitting this state of the art 16 – 19 sixth form college.
Mr Detheridge stated, “We are very proud that the efforts of students and teachers have produced such wonderful outcomes for the young people of our Sixth Form College. Students have performed exceptionally well in all subjects and in both A level and BTEC qualifications. It is clear the outstanding and unique opportunities for Kimberley students have been reflected in these fantastic results.”
Mr Gleeson, Executive Principal of Wootton Academy Trust, noted, “I am pleased to see the range of successes across subjects. Our recent focus on STEM subjects continues to produce outstanding results in maths, further maths, physics and chemistry. This is complemented by equally impressive results in the arts and humanities, especially French, sociology, communication and culture and graphics.” In all of these subjects over 70% of grades awarded were in the range A* – B.
Many students have received offers from a wide range of top universities, whilst many others have taken up competitive apprenticeships at prestigious companies following the completion of their studies at Kimberley College. After achieving 3 A* grades in maths, physics and chemistry Hayley Gilbert will be studying natural sciences at Nottingham University. Charlie Jessop and Adam Ridley both achieved three straight 3 A* grades, this time in maths, further mathematics and physics. Charlie will be studying maths at Warwick; Adam will be studying physics at Birmingham.
There have been many success stories this year for students. Worthy of note is the performance of Bethany Dix, who after taking significant time out of her studies at the end of 2015 to represent the victorious under 18 England Netball team in Australia, returned to achieve two starred distinctions in her BTEC National Sports Studies and a C in communication and culture studies.
The chairman of Wootton Academy Trust, Simon O’Toole, commented, “I am pleased to see continued improvement in outcomes for our students for the third year running.” Mr. O’Toole added, “the Trust is determined to maintain the excellent results students achieve in all subjects.”
Tim Detheridge commented, “The hard work of these students over the last two-years has led to these outstanding results. I would like to congratulate all of them on their successes, wish them every success in Higher Education and employment. I would also like to thank the tremendous dedication and commitment of the staff and directors of Kimberley Sixth Form College in supporting them.”