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Sixth Form Reaches Top of the Summit in its A-level Results

The Arnewood Sixth Form has received official recognition for being among the best in the south-east for three A-level subjects.


Mr Colman, Mrs Nation, Mr King and students celebrate being recognised for outstanding results
The Arnewood Sixth Form is celebrating three of its A-level subjects being highlighted as producing among the best results in the south-east. Pictured: Back row, from left to right Head of Sixth Form, Mark Colman, Fiona Nation (psychology), Simon King (maths). Front row from left to right students Jake Fields, Daisy Sheppard, Rafferty Hussey.

Arnewood features in the prestigious ALPS (A Level Performance Systems) Directory, which highlights schools that have been ‘consistently strong’ in their teaching and examination results.

The sixth form has been highlighted as having some of the best results in the south-east of England (including south London), in maths, psychology and law.

For both maths and law, Arnewood scored a Grade 2, which means the results are officially ‘outstanding’ and places it in the top 90-99 percentile.

In psychology, the school received a Grade 3, which is an ‘excellent’ rating and means its average results from the last three years puts it in the 7589 percentile.

Headteacher, Nigel Pressnell, said: “We are delighted to feature in the ALPS Directory, which is produced by the Regional Schools’ Commissioner and is aimed at sharing effective practice for raising standards across the region. This tops off great success for our sixth form which last year produced our best overall A-levels results, putting us in the top 10% of sixth forms nationally.”

Mr Colman, Head of Sixth Form said, “In this edition of the directory, The Arnewood Sixth Form has been highlighted to have produced consistently strong results in individual subjects over the last three years. This is an achievement that both students and staff should be extremely proud of as it shows real testament to everyone’s hard work in maintaining the sixth form’s high expectations.”

The ALPS A Level Directory of Good Practice 2017 was created using data provided by schools across the region.

It can be used to identify providers with consistently strong and rapidly improving departments to enhance collaboration between schools, colleges and academies.

In 2017 Arnewood saw 100% of its students secure the A* to E pass grades, with more than one in five students (21%) achieving A* to As across the board and more than half (52%) receiving A* to B grades.

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