Students at Minsthorpe Community College have achieved their best ever results with 865 points per candidate, which is 24 points higher than last year and continues a four year upward trend.
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. OFSTED paid tribute to this fact in our successful inspection in March 2014 noting that:
"The college operates an open entry sixth form policy providing appropriate opportunities for students to continue their studies regardless of the grades they have secured at the end of Year 11. The majority of students who stay on to Year 13 progress to university or further education."
Yet again this policy has paid off this year with around two-thirds of students expected to take up university placements with 99% of them attending their first choice university.
The percentage of students achieving at least 3 A levels at A*-E has risen from 50% to 55% as has the figure for those achieving at least 2 A levels at A*-E; last year it was 79% and this year the figure has risen to 90%. 3% of entries achieved the top grades, with 20% achieving A*-B and 57% A*-C in their A levels.
There were numerous individual student successes but in particular special mention goes to Joshua Hurcomb (ABBC), Katie Scott (ABC), Lewis Binns, Shaun Hobson, Tiffany Ryalls and Katie Braidley who secured 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 achievements.