Post-16 students at Minsthorpe Community College continue to achieve excellent results, opening the door to higher education, employment and training for young people in south-east Wakefield.
The proportion of students achieving pass grades has increased significantly over the past five years and represents the strongest performance ever in this measure at 98.2%. Over the same period, the College has also seen an upward trend in the proportion of A*-C grades, with two thirds of entries now achieving these tremendous grades at A-Level.
These results mean that a record 96% of students are able to attend their first choice of university, with 75% of these being the first in their immediate family (first generation) to go on to higher education. A significant number of students have also successfully secured higher level apprenticeships with local companies.
There were numerous individual student successes but in particular special mention goes to Molly Hoskins (A*AB), Naomi Cadman (ABC) and Kurt French (B, Distinction, Merit). Both Caitlin Kirkham and Kendall Neville achieved Distinction*, Distinction*, Distinction, Owen Cheung achieved Distinction, Distinction, Distinction; which is an excellent set of results in vocational subjects.
The strength of ‘A’ level teaching at the Minsthorpe Community College was recognised by the national organisation Oxford Analytics earlier this year, who described the College as having ‘the highest average student progress’ in A Level English Language in the country; an excellent accolade for the English Curriculum Team.
The individual success stories at Minsthorpe Community College continue unabated as we are witnessing an ongoing improvement in sixth form outcomes, giving our students the opportunity to continue with their education or to enter the world of work. Joint Principals, Mrs Merritt and Mr Gilmore commented, “these results are due to a massive team effort and everyone playing their part in terms of the motivation and commitment from all our students, parents and staff. We are delighted with these outcomes and proud of the students’ achievements”.
To see our headline figures please click here.