Thanet schools celebrate A Level and Baccalaureate results

Royal Harbour Academy

The results are in – time to celebrate

Bring your 2019 exam results along to Dreamland today (Thursday 15 Aug) and you’ll get a HALF PRICE ride wristband! There are rides, dance workshops, BMX and football displays, tasty food and sweet treats on offer. School’s out, exams are done – make the most of it!
Make sure you bring a valid copy of your results and ID with you to get your discount.

Royal Harbour Academy

The Royal Harbour Academy is celebrating Sixth Form results for its students. Eighty-two per cent of students who studied the International Baccalaureate Career-Related Programme passed the qualification and 100% of students passed their BTEC qualifications.

There were some excellent individual performances: Ryan Farr passed the IBCP gaining D*D*D* in BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Public Services, a 4 in both Maths Studies and IT in the Global Society, a C grade in his Reflective Project, and Pass in Japanese, Service Learning and Personal & Professional Skills.

During his time in the RHA Sixth Form, Ryan has also successfully completed a sailing course and raced with the Royal Temple Yacht Club, planned and delivered origami and PE sessions to younger year groups, and undergone work experience at the Marlowe Innovation Centre. Ryan is going on to study policing at Canterbury Christ Church University.

Isabella Pettman passed the IBCP gaining MMM in BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care, a 4 in both Social and Cultural Anthropology and ITGS, a C in Reflective Project and Pass in Japanese, Service Learning and PPS.

During her time at the Sixth Form, Isabella has also successfully completed first aid training and a level 2 defibrillator course. Isabella has also completed National Citizenship Service and volunteered at the Dreamland Safety in Action Primary School Event. Isabella is going on to study Human Biology at Canterbury Christ Church University.

Headteacher, Simon Pullen, was delighted with the results and said, “Our students have done very well in every IB subject and they have exceeded the rigorous targets set by the school. Over 50% of the students have decided to go to university and have secured their first choice institution.”

Ollie Donohoe, Head of Sixth Form, said, “I am pleased with the results and am very proud that along with the good grades, all those students who have applied to university have won a place. Whether the students are going to University, starting an apprenticeship or going straight into employment, they are equipped with the qualifications and skills to be highly successful post 18”.

Linda Regan, Head of the International Baccalaureate Programme said, “I am very proud of all the students who have worked so hard over the past two years. They have had a huge impact in the life and running of the school and I wish them well with their next steps and in their future careers.”

St George’s C/E School

Chanel Valmorin – Bligh with her mum

St. George’s Church of England Foundation School is celebrating its Post 16 qualifications.  The school provides a range of courses that continue to improve for the third successive year.

Head of Sixth form, Danielle Hyde, said “The Sixth Form continues to achieve well and we have had some notable successes this year from Tyler Endean, Amelia Sapsford, Ben Kirk – Emes, Bethany Yelverton, and Ethan Green.  This will allow many pupils to progress to University or a range of career paths.  It is a real pleasure to have such motivated and hardworking pupils and staff.  We are so pleased to follow up our recent positive Ofsted report with these outcomes.”

Chatham & Clarendon Grammar School

Maisie Manning and Jasmine Walke show off their grades. They are to study in Oxford and Cambridge respectively

Chatham & Clarendon Grammar School students are celebrating another year of well deserved results. With an overall pass rate of over 95% and 24% of grades at A*/ A  and 43% at A*-B.

Head teacher Debra Liddicoat said: “Our students have worked incredibly hard to achieve these result and should be rightly proud of themselves. The vast majority of students are intending to go on to the best universities. I would also like to recognise the hard work and dedication of the staff in supporting students through their studies for the past two years.’

The following students deserve a particular mention for their outstanding results:

Josh Calvin 4 Distinction * (A* equivalents at A level) and will be taking a Gap Year

Edward Caps A*, 2A’s & 1C and hopes to study Aeronautics & Astronautics at Southampton

Paris Gasson 2 Distinction* 1A & 1B and hopes to study Geography at Exeter

Jamie Forde 3A’s and will be reading Computer Science at King’s College London

Dominic Hill 3 Distinction* 1A &1B and hopes to study Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation at Kent

Laura Kingston 1A*, 2A’s & 1C and will be taking a Gap year

Esther Laffey 3A’s &1B and hopes to study International Relations with Economics at Birmingham

Matilda Lailey 3A’s and hopes to study Modern and Medieval Languages at Cambridge

Poppy Langman 2A* & 1A and hopes to study Veterinary Science at Bristol

Maisie Manning 2A* & 1A and hopes to study Experimental Psychology at Oxford

Kin Mo 3A’s & 1B and hopes to study Biochemistry at Kent

Ben Russell 1A*, 2A’s & 1B and hopes to study Physics with Maths at Southampton

Megan Short 2 Distinction*, 1A & 1B and hopes to study Fashion Photography at Solent

Amelia Slayford 3A’s &1B and hopes to be studying medicine at Queen Mary, University of London

Jasmine Walke 1A* & 3A’s and hopes to study Natural Sciences at Cambridge

Thomas Walton 3 Distinction* & 1D and hopes to study Sport & Exercise Science at Surrey

Alice Wilkening 3A’s, 1B &1C and hopes to study Chemical Engineering at Bath

Hartsdown Academy

Hartsdown Academy Sixth Form is celebrating the success of  Year 13 students, who received a results today.

It has been a triumphant year for the first cohort completing the IBCP, with a 100% pass rate, above that of the International Baccalaureate average of 98%. Individual successes include Sophie Robinson, who achieved a grade B in the reflective project and 5s in English and Psychology. Jake Wareham also gained a 5 in Music and Steven Secker a 5 Maths.

Hartsdown Sixth Form students are also celebrating achievement in their Level 3 vocational qualifications. These include Ellie King and Cydney Mathews, who have both achieved Distinction* Distinction for their Health and Social Care qualification.

Some 75% of students have offers for university to study courses including Criminology, Performing Arts, Health and Social Care and Maths. The other 25% of students are either planning to apply to university the following year or go on to start their careers.

Year 13 student Harry, speaking of his time at Hartsdown Academy Sixth Form, said, “My time at Hartsdown has been the best time of my life. I couldn’t have done anything without the help of all my amazing teachers.”

In wishing Sixth Formers well for the future, head teacher Matt Tate said, “The success of International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme at Hartsdown Academy can be seen not only in the students’ results but also in the exciting opportunities are now looking forward to. They complete their journey with us as amazing young people, equipped with the skills and qualifications needed to forge happy, prosperous and meaningful lives.”

King Ethelbert School

Euan Sangster, Ben Brown, Olivia Rusiecki, Liam Bell and Lily Dent.

King Ethelbert runs the International Baccalaureate Careers related Programme (IBCP) in the 6th Form, which combines academic and vocational study.  For this, students study an applied learning ‘Career Related Study’ such as a level 3 BTEC Diploma (equivalent to 2 A’levels) or BTEC Extended Diploma (equivalent to 3 A’levels), combined with two academic IB Diploma subjects.  This is blended together through a brilliant ‘Core’ component in which students develop their personal and professional skills and their understanding of the wider world to prepare them fully for further study or employment.

King Ethelbert is celebrating the Year 13 IBCP results; 91% passed the full IBCP qualification, with 96% pass rate in IB Diploma subjects and 100% pass rate in the BTEC or Career Related Subjects. They are especially proud that a half of the BTECs were achieved at the very top grades of double or triple Distinctions or Distinction Stars and a third of all IB subjects were at the very top IB grades of 7-5.

Students are successfully securing places at top universities, higher level apprenticeships and employment, with a number securing over 200 UCAS points. Joe Marsh achieved 230 UCAS points including a triple distinction star (D*D*D*) in Applied Science and is off to Nottingham University to study Mathematical Physics. Lily Dent achieved 206 UCAS points in Applied Science with IB English and IB Psychology and is off to study Nursing (learning disabilities) at University of Greenwich.

Jacob Middleton achieved D*D*D in Applied Science with IB Global Politics and IB History and a grade A in his Reflective Project and will be doing Paramedic Science at Greenwich University.  Lisa-Marie Money has been awarded a scholarship to study Fine Art at Aberystwyth University.  Reagan Gibson is off to Coventry University to study Law. Lucy Paris has a place to study PE, sport and Exercise Science at Canterbury Christchurch University. Owen Pickering achieved outstanding grades also and is starting a higher level apprenticeship with South East Rail on Monday.

Vicky Willis, Head of School, said: “The students have made tremendous academic progress showing great determination through their IBCP journey and we feel proud and privileged to work with such a considerate, community minded and outward thinking group of young people.  I have no doubt these are young men and women who will go out and have a positive impact on the world around them.”

Joss Rebera, Assistant Headteacher and Head of 6th Form, added: “The students have shown tremendous grit and character, rising to the challenges of the breadth and rigor of the IBCP and they have developed and grown into fantastic young adults with exciting futures ahead of them.”

Dane Court

Sixth Form students at Dane Court Grammar School celebrated the results of their International Baccalaureate Diploma (IBDP) and International Baccalaureate Careers-related Programme (IBCP) qualifications.

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma, which is a rigorous post-16 academic qualification delivered in some of the most prestigious independent and international schools around the world, requires students to study a balanced range of six subjects, three at higher level. The programme also includes a 4,000 word research project and 150 hours of creativity, activity and service.

The International Baccalaureate Diploma is graded out of 45 points, where 24 points is the pass mark. Once again the average points score for the Diploma at Dane Court exceeded 33 points (in the context of university entry requirements this is equivalent to A and B grades at A level, and provides access to some of the best universities in the UK and across the world). The vast majority of students have secured their first choice university place or career-related placement.

Top performing Diploma students at Dane Court this year include Olivia Button (41 points: heading to Edinburgh University to read Veterinary Medicine); Eljoh Balajadia (40 points: Experimental Psychology at Oxford University); Lily Finch (39 points reading English, also at Oxford University); Joe Chesters (40 points: University of Durham to read Natural Sciences); Riona Newaz  (40 points: also  Durham for Spanish and German).

Annie Hale, Head of Sixth Form, said: “These fabulous International Baccalaureate grades come as little surprise: they are the result of considerable effort by our students over the past two years and I would like to join with the staff of Dane Court to congratulate all our Year 13 students, who have achieved so highly in this prestigious and demanding qualification. We are truly proud of their achievements.”

Year 13 International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme students have also received results for their vocational studies.  Students achieved Distinctions and Distinction* in Business and Finance, Design Engineering, Health and Social Care, Information Technology, and Sport and Exercise Science.  These results are in addition to their IB Diploma grades that were released earlier in the summer and provide confirmation for students of places at university and for their higher apprenticeship applications.

Melissa Linton, Deputy Head of Sixth Form, recognised outstanding achievements from the IBCP students, including Harry Costin (studying International Business at the University of Kent), Luke Rigney (studying Psychology at the University of Portsmouth), and Emily Walton (studying Primary Education at Canterbury Christ Church University). The following IBCP students secured apprenticeships; Casey McKweon in Quantity Surveying, Myles Avory in Accountancy, and Georgia Solly in Business Management.

Students interested in joining the school’s sixth form in September should contact the school 01843 864941 or email head of sixth form, Annie Hale ([email protected]).

View the Dane Court 2019 IB Prospectus here.