A Level Results 2017

This year's excellent examination results maintain Highcliffe's position as a leading provider of Sixth Form education in the Christchurch, New Forest and Bournemouth areas.

    The excellent results in 2016 subsequently placed Highcliffe Sixth Form towards the very top of the national performance tables has been sustained this year.

    Close to a third of the individual grades achieved by the students were the prestigious A*/A/Distinction*/Distinction grades, while over half of all grades were the top grades between A* and B or equivalent, and close to 80% of all grades were strong passes.

    Once again, it seems, our students results are better than national averages, based on what we currently know.

    29% of all grades achieved were A*/A/Distinction*/Distinction.

    54% of all grades achieved were A*/A/B or equivalent.

    78% of all grades were A*/A/B/C or equivalent.

    Of our applied courses, 84% of our students achieved the top Distinction*/Distinction grades.

    Every year for nearly a decade Highcliffe Sixth Formers have gained admission to Oxford or Cambridge, an enviable success story continuing in 2017. The majority of our students are celebrating results that will take them to the top Russell Group universities or the most prestigious degree courses at a range of top-performing UK universities.

    For example:

    • Matthew Lockley is off to Cambridge University to study Natural Sciences after achieving 4 A* grades.
    • Beth Allum will be going Manchester University to study Material Science with three A grades and a B
    • Katie Townsend will be going to Bath University to study Psychology with two A* grades and a B.
    • Eoin Burgin is heading to Edinburgh University to study Geography after achieving an A and two Bs.
    • Charlotte Taylor is intending to study Maths at Bristol University after achieving A*s in both Maths and Further Maths and an A grade in Chemistry
    • Anna Facer will be going to Bath University to study Biochemistry with two As and a B
    • Emma Fletcher will be taking a degree in Biochemistry at Bristol University with an A* and two A grades
    • Caitlin McNee-Smith will be studying Medicine at Cardiff University with two A grades and a B
    • James Mascord will be going to Warwick to study Engineering, after achieving A* grades in both Maths and Further Maths and a B in Physics
    • Henry Marsh is joining the Navy to study Mechanical Engineering with a Grade A in Maths among his grades
    • Lauren Govier is off to Exeter University to study Medical Science with two As, a B and C grade
    • Sophie Middle has been offered a place at Surrey University to study Psychology after achieving two A* grades and a B
    • William Pumphrey is going to Manchester University to study Science and Engineering after achieving two As and a B
    • Matthew Moore will be going to Loughborough University to study Mechanical Engineering after achieving grade As in Maths and Further Maths and grade A in Physics
    • Patrick McCarthy is going to University College London to study Chemical Engineering with three A grades
    • Ed Van Wingerden is going to Loughborough to study Information Management and Business after achieving three A grades
    • Remi Thirlaway has been offered a place at Wawrick University to study History with two A grades and a B
    • Joe Maskery achieved an A* in Maths plus two A grades and will be joining Ed and Matthew at Loughborough to study Chemical Engineering
    • Kelly de Stadler will be taking up an unconditional offer to study Medicine at Imperial College London
    • Matthew Clark-Wheeler will be taking up an unconditional offer to study Medicine at Southampton University
    • Olivia Trant will be studying a Foundation Art Degree course at Bournemouth Arts University with a grade A, grade C and Distinction* in Business
    • Molly Southcombe achieved two A* grades in Art and Textiles and Distinction* in Business and will be applying to university after a gap year.

    "I am delighted with the results achieved by our students and I wish to extend our thanks to them all and their parents for continuing the Highcliffe outstanding A level tradition Our BTEC students, all of whom are on advanced programmes, have achieved some of the very best grades possible. 

    We wish them all well in the next stage of their careers.

    Lisa Swan, Head of Sixth Form

    "I'm delighted on behalf of Highcliffe's students who have worked extremely hard and are now heading off to the best universities and apprenticeships. Highcliffe's very strong reputation for academic excellence and for successfully placing students on top courses is the result of the commitment of our talented staff who offer rigorous teaching and academic support, combined with strong links with universities and employers, and loyal and supportive parents.

    Patrick Earnshaw, Headteacher

    For a full gallery of photos taken today please visit our Sixth Form Facebook page facebook.com/HighcliffeSixth

    Don't forget our Sixth Form Open Evening this year will be on Thursday 12th October, please find details below. Other dates to remember include Sixth Form Taster Day on Friday 10th November and a Y11 Top Universities Evening on Thursday 20th February.



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A Level Results 2017


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