Excellent A-Level Results Reach A New High



August 2016

Y13 students celebrate impressive results

 30% A*-A & 67% A*-B

Students at JMHS have achieved impressive results in the 2016 Advanced Level examinations.  In 2015 the average point score per A-Level entry at JMHS was at 220.1 Advanced Level points, the second highest for any state school in either Worcestershire or Herefordshire. This is in excess of the score achieved by many grammar schools and independent schools as well as the most successful sixth form colleges.  The 2016 results are significantly higher at 226 points per entry, the best results achieved so far at the Ledbury-based academy. This is an exceptional result for an all ability community school.

Overall more than two thirds of entries resulted in B grades or higher, with 83% at least at Grade C.  This means that a significantly larger proportion of students at JMHS achieve the highest grades compared to the rest of England and Wales. As a result JMHS students progress to top universities, excellent apprenticeship and employment opportunities. Examples of individual successes include (confirmed university course in brackets):

Max Davis A* A* A   A

Alex Haigh A* A* A   A (Modern Languages; University of Durham)

George Richards A* A* A B (English; University of Exeter)

Elizabeth Thomas A* A* A (Physiotherapy; University of Birmingham)

Isaac George A* A A (Engineering; University of Bath)

Beth Hiley A* A A (Medicine; Oxford University St Hugh’s College)

Subject results were consistently excellent with a pass rate of over 99% and particularly strong in Biology, Chemistry, German, Psychology and Physics where over two thirds of grades were A*, A or B. In Mathematics and Further Maths students did even better with well over half achieving top A and A* grades.

Headteacher Andy Evans said ‘”Over the past two years we have worked extremely hard to make our Sixth Form an even better place to study and learn.  These excellent results are extremely well deserved and reflect the tremendous dedication and hard work of students and staff.  My congratulations go to all who took their final exams on their wonderful achievement.”

Head of Sixth form Mark Hawksworth said ”We are extremely proud of our students who continue to achieve at the very highest level and go on to take places in the country’s top universities. It is still not too late to apply to our Sixth Form for places and we welcome interest from students from other schools in our thriving and successful Sixth Form community.”

Students and parents wishing to discuss late applications to John Masefield Sixth Form can contact Mark Hawksworth at mark.hawksworth@jmhs.hereford.sch.uk

 The John Masefield Sixth Form Open Evening is 6.30pm on Thursday 13th October


Published on 19th August 2016