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    Continued A level Success at Thirsk School and Sixth Form College

    Thirsk School and Sixth Form College students have been celebrating achieving another set of fantastic A-level results. Following a year in which the Sixth Form was singled out for praise by Ofsted, 45 % of grades were the top A*-B grades. Over 95% of students gained places at the university of their choice.

    Some notable successes included Krystian Bober (A* A* A) who continues the Sixth Form’s strong tradition of Oxbridge success by taking up a place at St Catharine’s College Cambridge to read Geography. The head girl, Sunny Williams (A*A A) will be going to Durham University to read English Literature, Jess Bendelow (A*A*A) will be going to Leeds to read Law and James Parkinson (A*A*A*) will be going to Bath to read Chemical Engineering. Beyond these individuals, students from the Sixth Form will be taking up courses in an increasingly wide range of subjects including Software Engineering, Dietetics, Illustration, Interior Design, Children’s Nursing, 3D Computer Design and Equine Therapy. Students from the Sixth Form are also taking up some exciting apprenticeship opportunities, including Mechanical Engineering and Quantity Surveying.

    As a school one of the most important measures of success is our value added score. That is how well students have done in comparison to their target grades. This year target grades were high, due to the outstanding success of Thirsk School students at GCSE.  However, as a school we are proud that, despite these high targets, our students have achieved a positive value added score, setting them up for future success in whatever future career they chose to go into.  Stuart Mason, Headteacher said that ‘these results represent a huge amount of hard work on the part of both the students and their teachers. I am delighted by how many of our students have achieved places at the universities of their choice. They should be proud of all that they have achieved.'