Beaminster and Colfox

Joint 6th Form A Level Results

August 2019

Beaminster and Colfox Joint Sixth Form are celebrating excellent A Level results for their students. 21% of the grades achieved were at A* or A, with 45% of the grades A* to B and nearly three quarters of the grades A*- C. The overall pass rate was an impressive 98%.

Adam Teasdale, Head of Sixth Form at the Sir John Colfox Academy, said, 'We have known for a long time that this particular cohort of students were extremely gifted and talented – they were an inspiration to students throughout the school. They have been a fabulous group of individuals to work with and we will miss them all.”

James See, Head of Sixth Form at Beaminster School, added, “These results are the product of some very hard work on behalf of the students and teachers - their mature approach to study and the excellent support of their teachers has been richly rewarded.  The destinations they are heading onto in the new term are very exciting indeed, including Ben Cantrell’s place on the prestigious Degree Apprenticeship Programme with Leonardo Helicopters in Yeovil.”

Of particular note, amongst a wealth of fine grades, were the following students: Brian Robertshaw and Thaisen Chant both gained four straight A* grades. Dahlia Twigger and Ben Cantrell both gained two A* and two A grades. Guy Brazier and Thomas Crabtree gained A*AA (with Tom also gaining an A* for his Extended Project Qualification - EPQ). Tim Girling and Eve Appleton Scott achieved AAA with Eve also gaining an A* in EPQ. Eloise Mathews and Conan Birkett both gained A*AB, whilst Lily Turnbull gained AAB. Students involved in the Yeovil Partnership did extremely well, with Ella Kershaw gaining three starred Distinctions in her Health and Social Care L3 qualification and Leanne Pemberton achieving the same top grades in L3 Applied Science: the equivalent of three A* grades at A Level.

Keith Hales, Headteacher at Beaminster School continued, “Academic results were very strong indeed, but I am also extremely pleased with the results from the vocational courses with our partners at Yeovil College, with all our students passing their courses and many of our students exceeding their target grades.”

Mike Hoffmann, Acting Headteacher at Colfox said, ‘Students have now confirmed places in many of the best universities in the world. Four students are taking up places to study at Oxford, Cambridge and Durham (100% of those students receiving offers) and students are accepting places at Liverpool, Southampton, Birmingham, Exeter, Cardiff, Kent, Nottingham, Bristol, Bath and Belfast amongst many others. The unique features of the Joint Sixth Form are the individual support, built up since many of the students started with us in Year 7, and the fresh challenge we offer when making the step up to post-16 study. It remains a clear recipe for success.’

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