Painsley Sixth Form College Celebrates Excellent Results

Painsley Sixth Form College Celebrates Excellent Results

Painsley Catholic College is celebrating an excellent set of results for its first cohort of A level students under the new Painsley Sixth Form.  The College reports that results worthy of note include the fact that 24% of all grades were A*/A grades and that all departments have excelled in supporting the students to achieve their potential.  Exceptional performance can be identified in maths where the A*/A rate was 44% and in History where the A*/A rate was 46%.

Students at Painsley Sixth Form also complete an extended project where 49% of students achieved an A*/ A grade. Equally strong performances at all grade boundaries can be seen in computer science, drama and textiles. Achievement in the BTEC courses is excellent with 50% of the BTEC ICT cohort achieving the Distinction* grade and Health and Social Care where all students achieved Distinction* or Distinction.

Some of the top performances include:

James Townsend – A*, A*, A*, A* in Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Computer Science.  James is going to Durham to study Computer Science.

Lily Martin – A*, A*, A in English Literature, Economics and Chemistry, respectively (extended project A*) and who is going to Keele to study Chemistry.

Bryn Bowyer – A*, A*, A  in Biology, Maths and Chemistry, respectively (extended project B) . Bryn is going to Nottingham to study Medicine.

Matthew Wilson – A, A, A in Chemistry, Geography and Biology (extended project A*) and will be going to Birmingham to study Medicine

Tom Lovatt – A*, A, A in PE, Biology and Chemistry, respectively (extended project A*) and is going to Sheffield to study Dentistry.

Gregory Ford – A, A, A in Physics, Maths and Computer Science.  Gregory is going to Lancaster University to study Computer Science

Katie Bell – A, A, B in Spanish, Biology and Chemistry, respectively  (extended project A*) and is going to study Biomedical Science at Birmingham.


Mrs Rachel Waugh, Principal, stated: “We are thrilled with the performances of the students and would like to congratulate each and every one of them on their exceptional achievements. I thank all the staff, teaching and non-teaching staff for their dedication and commitment in order to provide an exceptional learning experience for the students. I wish the students the very best of luck in the next phase of their journey, whether that be to university or into the world of work, and I encourage them to keep in touch as part of the Painsley Alumni.”

Painsley Sixth Form is also looking forward to being one of the first 52 further education centres nationwide to offer the T-levels for September 2020. Painsley Sixth Form will be running the Digital T-level, under the government reforms for Key Stage 5 learning and a more appropriate route into the world of work. Further T-levels will be available for September 2021. Painsley Sixth Form will benefit from a new build as part of the T-level development and will offer significant work placements as part of the programme. Students interested in being part of this exciting development are welcome to attend the Painsley Sixth Form Open Evening on Wednesday 2nd October at 7pm.

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