Congratulations to our A level students on another set of outstanding results!
After several tense weeks of waiting since the exams were taken in June, there was delight and relief on the faces of many students and staff at Ysgol John Bright on Thursday morning when this year’s A Level results were released. This marked yet another year of excellent academic and personal achievements for students at the school, with an overall pass rate of 100% A*-E for our Year 13 learners.
Ann Webb, Headteacher, said, “We are thrilled with the outstanding success of our students, these terrific results have continued a remarkable period for Ysgol John Bright, having been recognised as one of the top 25% of Sixth Forms (ALPS 2016). The school has clearly created the conditions for all our students to succeed and we are delighted that all their hard work has paid off. In addition to their academic achievements this cohort made a significant contribution to the cultural life of the school and were influential role models for younger students. We wish them every success as they pursue their dreams. Our thanks go to the students, parents and staff who work so hard to achieve this level of success.”
Provisional indications are that an impressive 57% of grades achieved are A* – B and 82% of grades are A* – C. 70% of our Year 13 learners have gained at least one A grade in this year’s results. Of particular note are Emily Norton, who achieved 2A*,A, B and is going to read Medicine at Cardiff, and Rebecca Jones, 2A*, 2B and is going to read Law at Lancaster.
In stand-out subjects, the amount of students gaining grades at A* – B is very high, including Art at 89% and Photography at 88%. The percentage of students gaining A* – C in subjects was also very impressive, including 80% in Biology.
Chris Colbert, Head of Sixth Form said, “Our teachers work incredibly hard to ensure our students meet their potential. We are privileged to have such dedicated and skilled staff. We are so proud of the achievements of all our students, particularly those who have faced a range of challenges, yet have remained focused on their futures. They have achieved outstanding university placements on competitive courses such as Medicine, Law and Primary Education alongside securing highly selective apprenticeship programmes with Hanson Construction, The Fire Service and Marks and Spencers. This particular year group gave a great deal to Ysgol John Bright and I wish them every success in the future.”