Hard work pays off for Friesland School A-level students

Friesland School is again celebrating excellent A-level results.

Thursday, 18th August 2016, 11:39 am
Updated Thursday, 18th August 2016, 12:39 pm
Friesland students Tim Wakefield, Nicole Allen and Blake Smith-Tyler with sixth form director Matt Puddy (second from right).

The Sandiacre school has recorded an increase in the number of students achieving *A/A grades and *A-B grades, with the latter figure rising to 43 per cent of grades achieved.

Headteacher Peter Monk said: “The official feedback we received on the OFSTED data dashboard on our results last year was all about strengths, with no identified areas for improvement.

“This year’s results are even better so we are delighted with them. As is always the case the results are a testament to the hard work, application and talent of students and staff together. Today is the culmination of two years of work.

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“I would mention our period six this year which is an extra period at the end of the school day offered voluntarily by staff to post-16 students and very well attended by students.

“We pride ourselves on being an academic sixth form and the great results achieved in each of the sciences, including computer science, maths and English really illustrates this. Furthermore, the achievement of our students studying vocational subjects is outstanding.”

Students celebrating particularly high achievement include: Hannah Pearson, *A, A, B; Chloe Hopcroft, *A, A, B, B; Rhys Denner, *A, A, B; Spencer Bennett, *A, A, B; Nicole Allen, A, A, A, A, B; Harrison Burroughs, A, A, A, A; Ashley Knighton, A, A, B; Tim Wakefield, A, A, B, B.

Head of Post-16 Mat Puddy commented: “As a genuinely comprehensive sixth form, we recognise achievements made by a wide range of students, obtaining results that will enable them to progress smoothly to the next exciting phase of their lives.

“The very successful introduction of the Extended Project Qualification, underlines our students’ readiness for independent learning and using initiative, in whatever is their chosen pathway.

“We are proud of all our students and wish them every future success and happiness.

“Students from Friesland sixth form will now embark upon degree courses related to some of our most highly regarded professions. Additionally, some of our students will be experiencing the exciting challenges provided by higher apprenticeships and also gap year opportunities.”