• Wed. Dec 6th, 2023

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Best ever results for top A Level grades at The King Edward VI School

This year sees an unprecedented pass rate as well as the best ever top A Level grades at one Northumberland high school.


Sixth Form students at The King Edward VI School in Morpeth, part of The Three Rivers Learning Trust, have achieved an overall pass rate of 99.5 per cent, as well as the school’s best ever attainment figure for A* to B at  62 per cent. The school has also gained its second best Value Added figure at +0.42. This means that on average, students have gained half a grade higher at A Level than suggested by their GCSE performance.


Leanne Johnston, Head of Sixth Form at The King Edward VI School said: “This is an amazing achievement by almost 200 students across 34 subjects, and shows our inclusive entry policy, exclusive experiences and outstanding advice and guidance set students up for success.


“Our results are especially pleasing given this year represents the biggest change in A Level courses across the country. And given the significant funding challenges faced by education, we’re pleased to still offer a broad curriculum with music, arts, social sciences and STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) equally represented.


“With more than 600 exam entries, these figures are testament to the hugely positive work ethic of our Year 13 students and the dedication of our staff, who’d like to congratulate this year group on a fantastic set of results. We wish them every success in the future, whether moving into Higher Education, undertaking an apprenticeship or entering employment.”


Kate O’Neill, Head of Year added: “I’ve been incredibly impressed by the hard work, perseverance and determination of this year group to succeed. I’m really proud of them and am looking forward to welcoming our new Year 12 students in September.”


Places at the Sixth Form at The King Edward VI School are still available. Email sixthformkevi@the3rivers.net for further details. And for further information about the courses on offer, visit sixthformkevi.the3rivers.net.