Another Year of Sixth Form Success for The Blyth Academy

17th Aug 2017

Another Year of Sixth Form Success for The Blyth Academy

Students at The Blyth Academy have made great progress across the board with their A-level results again this year, indicating strong and consistent year on year improvement from 2015 to 2017.

The Blyth Academy is one of ten secondary academies operated by Northern Education Trust (NET), four of which have a sixth form. NET is a multi-academy trust, which has a growing reputation for improving schools through a combination of strong, visionary leadership,high quality teaching and learning and highly effective governance.

The impact of this combination is very evident in The Blyth Academy A-level results. For example, outcomes in Biology, Applied Science, Physical Education, Health and Social Care and Travel and Tourism were particularly strong with many students gaining top grades. Over 75% of biology candidates gained a B grade or higher with 100% of candidates in Health and Social Care, Applied Science and Physical education achieving starred distinctions (D*) and distinctions (D) for their performances.

Additionally, many students who hope to go on to higher education have met or exceeded their conditional offers which is in keeping with NET's aim of helping young people gain access to the UK's most selective universities. 100% of students applying to university secured their first choice university, something which both staff and students are incredibly proud of.

Within these results,there are some outstanding individual performances: Ryan Faulder gained an A in Biology, B in Chemistry and C in Physics and intends to study Medicine next year, which is a first for The Blyth Academy.

Rhiannon Proctor achieved her desired grades and will be studying Integrated Health and Social Care at Northumbria University, Morgan Kettle hopes to study Medial Microbiology at Leeds University after achieving a strong set of results and Samantha Reid achieved well across a range of subjects including Computer Science, ICT and Maths.

There were also impressive outcomes for a large number of students who studied vocational courses including Daniel Foster, Jamie Moore and Simone Tate who secured three starred distinction grades in subjects including Physical Education, Health and Social Care and Applied Science.

80% of sixth form students studying vocational courses at The Blyth Academy achieved a Distinction or Distinction *. Even more impressively in Applied Science, Health and Social Care and Physical Education, 100% of students achieved a Distinction or Distinction *.

Miss Sarah Ramsden, Principal,is delighted to offer her congratulations and thanks to her teaching staff and students for the dedication and commitment they have shown. She said:

"Our sixth form team are second to none in ensuring that every student is supported and challenged in achieving their best. Sixth form students are exemplary ambassadors for younger students in the academy and these pleasing outcomes only help to bolster younger students' aspirations. Results like these make all the hard work worthwhile. Our 2017 A-level results are further proof of The Blyth Academy's growing reputation for providing the best in sixth form education. I am incredibly proud of our sixth form students and wish them every success in their next steps in to university, apprenticeships or employment."

Ian Kershaw, chief executive of Northern Education Trust, added:

"The Blyth Academy is making excellent progress and I should like to pay tribute to the breadth of success in these results which means that many students will now be able to progress to high quality programmes within higher education and training. The Blyth Academy students and staff are to be congratulated."

Northern EducationTrust, which is a not-for-profit charity, operates within the North-East and North-West of England and works with schools only by invitation. It was formed in September 2012 and along with its ten secondary academies also sponsors ten primary academies.