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STEYNING GRAMMAR SIXTH FORM COLLEGE - Advanced Level and BTEC National Results - Summer 2019
15th August 2019

 Sustained outstanding examination results from Steyning Grammar School’s Sixth Form College students, 98.2 % pass rate at A Level. 

 Overall average A Level grade of a B and a Distinction for BTEC National.  Over 77% of grades at A*-C at A Level.

 100% pass rate in 25 A level subjects and 5 Applied BTEC courses.

 Exceptional attainment in Sciences, Maths, Social Sciences and work related qualifications.

 24% A*-A grades; in Chemistry 50%, Computer Science 33%,French 57%,Maths 46%,Further Maths 35%,Physics 33% ,Photography 42% and Politics 40%.

 Excellent value added progress. 

 Prestigious progression destinations and offers at highly sought after research based universities including Oxbridge.

 Impressive higher level apprenticeships.   

As one of the largest comprehensive School Sixth Forms in the south east offering a breadth of 37 A level or equivalent courses across the ability range we are delighted with our continued excellent Year 13 results. Head teacher, Mr Nick Wergan shares; “Our ethos at Steyning Grammar is one of academic excellence through the development of deep learning character for every student - once again a superb set of A Level results shows the success this brings. Our students worked incredibly hard, supported by our dedicated staff; they deserve these grades, and the amazing opportunities they lead to. I could not be prouder of each student, and I am truly optimistic about the world they will now lead. I am grateful to our fantastic Sixth Form teaching and pastoral support teams for supporting our College students in being 'the best they can be', year in and year out, whatever challenges changing curriculum and assessment systems throw their way. Sustaining results at these record levels is a mark of the strength of our team, the character of our students and the depth of our curriculum expertise”.  

The high achievements of our very academically able students, 4 of whom attained 4 A* grades include James Adeosun who is progressing to the University of Cambridge, to read Medicine and Ben Dillamore who will study Computer Science at Bath University. Head Boy, Samuel Lazenby has been accepted for Philosophy, Politics and Economics at the University of Durham and George O’Dell takes up a place to follow a degree course in Mathematics at the University of Oxford.  

Steyning also congratulates the exceptional achievement of 21 students achieving three or four A*/A grades, where all take up places at their first choice universities. The University of Oxford is the destination for Oliver Cox for English Language and Literature. Jameel Rogers is heading to Imperial to study Physics. The University of Warwick is the destination for Sarah Rogers for Philosophy, Politics and Economics, Daniel Allam for Computer Science and Rosy Mc Gee for Modern Languages and Economics. Places have been confirmed at the University of Durham for Lauren Fisher for Psychology, University of Cardiff for Amelia Hamlett for Architecture and the University of Lancaster for Jacob Cann for Geography.  

Three A* grades lead Katie Appleton to the University of Edinburgh for Medicine and Sam Beard to the University of Kent for Psychology. Declan King will be commencing his degree course in Dentistry at the University of Cardiff.    

Attainment is only one way of judging success, the progress individual students have made from their starting point in the College is far more inclusive in recognising those that have fulfilled their potential. Special recognition goes to Ben Dillamore, Lara Goldman, Arabella Hyatt, James O’Brien, Jack Jones, Katya Motuel, Gemma-Rose Nevin and Ollie Vigar.  

Foundation Courses prior to a degree course beckon for many of our students who have followed Art, Photography and Design Technology. Maya Brassington impressively attained A* grades in both Art and Photography.  

BTEC applied courses at Level 3 equivalent to A Levels in areas of work have formed excellent qualification pathways for students with outstanding outcomes. In BTEC Sport Diploma where 5 students attained Distinction*, Distinction*, in BTEC National Extended Certificate for Applied Science all students were awarded Distinctions. With 2 Distinction *s Katya Moutel progresses to Brighton University for Sport and Exercise Science.  

Alongside these, there are other excellent sets of results, including many, which represent real achievements for the students concerned, even though they may not hit the headlines. As a comprehensive school, we also pride ourselves on offering opportunity as widely as possible. Higherlevel apprenticeships are a practical way to start a career sometimes offering a chance to work towards degree and masters qualifications through an employer while earning. We are thrilled to share the news of secured pathways for our some of our successful apprenticeships who all have brilliant careers ahead of them. Hannah Wadey achieved A*, A, A  and will be at Aerospace (Air Bus), Kayleigh Poulter with A*, A.B, B grades will be with Dyson. Amelia Mc Neilly embarks on an apprenticeship with Novi Projects (Architects) and Gus Tosey with BMW.  
The Extended Project Qualification brings greater breadth to students study programmes and is an excellent foundation for university study. This year the entire cohort achieved grades A*-B.  

Graded Ofsted Outstanding in Autumn 2018, as one of only 38 State Boarding Schools in the UK, Sixth Form College boarders at Steyning demonstrate that they have already made a successful transition to independent learning and living. Progression routes include Afope Carew to Newcastle University for Architecture and Town Planning and the University of Bristol for Lillian Clements to study Pharmacology.  

Exam results are only one part of education and this year group have been a wonderful group to work with in every respect. Our Year 13 demonstrated have their love of learning, making their time at Steyning rewarding and fun by taking the lead in school and community projects. We are equally proud of all our students who have worked extremely hard in the broadest sense. This year Steyning Grammar School Sixth Form College supported the largest number of students in West Sussex in successfully completing the Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award. Our dedicated teachers, support staff and parents all play their part in supporting the students through their Sixth Form career.   

Full details of all our leavers’ destinations including those progressing to employment, apprenticeships and further training will be published on our school website shortly. The Sixth Form College Induction process has begun as we look forward to working with our new Y12 in September 19 with students joining our own Y11 from a range of local 11-16 schools and from over 25 countries worldwide.  For students who are looking to apply to Steyning Grammar School Sixth Form College for September 2020 for a Day or Boarding place, our main Open Evening will be on Tuesday 1st October and a subsequent Subject Information Evening on Tuesday 15th October. (Further admissions details can be found on www.sgs.uk.net/sixthform).  

Mrs S E Randall

Assistant Head

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