Making Progress at A Level: BSix 2016
BSix is celebrating a set of excellent A Level results this year. The pass rate was 95% for 226 students.
Barkhadle Yusuf achieved A* in Economics, A* in History and B in English Literature and Syed Ali achieved an A* in English Literature, A* in Government & Politics and an A in Mathematics
11 subjects achieved 100% pass rates. There were some spectacular achievements. One particularly striking example is Sociology. 45 students started the course in September last year, all of them completed it and all of them passed it. Even more, over half of the 45 achieved a grade A or B, officially classified as ‘high grades’. Similarly, other A Level Humanities subjects achieved many A and Bs: Film Studies (50% of 18 students) and History (46% of 36 students).
Underneath this data there are some stunning individual success stories. Barkhadle Yusuf achieved A* in Economics, A* in History and B in English Literature. These grades have secured him a place at Pembroke College Oxford to study History. Syed Ali achieved an A* in English Literature, A* in Government & Politics and an A in Mathematics. Emboldened by his grades, Syed had decided to apply to Oxford University next year.
Barkhadle was asked to say how he would describe BSix: “No matter who you are – what you have done before (academically) - BSix will be there for you!” When asked what advice he would give to a future BSix student, Syed said: “Enjoy. Trust your teachers and be the best at what you do”.
“We are really pleased with the progress made on our A Levels. It is a testimony to the hard work, skill and commitment of both our staff and students”, says the College’s Principal, Ken Warman. “Clearly, this is a great success for the College but what is most important is that such grades open up endless opportunities for our students. They will now flourish – many of them at university, others in apprenticeships and some directly in the world of work. On behalf of all staff and governors, I thank and wish them all the very best for the future”.