Minsthorpe Community College continues to open the door to higher education, employment and training for young people in south-east Wakefield with a strong set of Post-16 results, continuing an upward trend in a wide range of performance measures.
The proportion of students achieving A*-C in A-level subjects rose by over 7 percent to 59%, with a large increase in the number of students gaining the top grades which bucks the national trend. At Minsthorpe, outcomes in vocational subjects continue to significantly outperform national figures, with an average points score per entry of 237 compared to 217 in other schools and colleges. This means that on average, students on these courses at Minsthorpe leave with a Distinction and a very high proportion of these students attain the top grade of Distinction*.
At Minsthorpe we are proud of the fact that we have a truly inclusive sixth form that offers all students the opportunity to progress further irrespective of their starting point. This is reflected in the high numbers of students who are now able to attend their first choice university and who are often the first in their family to go on to higher education.
There were numerous individual student successes but in particular special mention goes to Aimee Danks (AAB), Abbie Foster, Lucas Henfrey, Catherine Snow and Emily Waldron (all ABB), Abbie Billings, Shannon Danby, Georgia Grosvenor, Jordan Kennedy, Courtney Rimmington and Brandon Ward who secured a triple Distinction* in their BTEC Extended Diplomas.
Each year we see an improvement in sixth form results, giving our students the opportunity to continue with their education or to enter the world of work. This has been achieved as a direct result of all the hard work of both our students and staff and we are delighted with their results and proud of their achievements.
Additionally, an encouraging set of AS results for our Year 12 students means that these achievements look set to continue, demonstrating that The Minsthorpe Way is a successful route in preparing for adult life.