Press Release - A Level Results 2019

Driffield School and Sixth Form – Press Release

Students celebrate a record number of the highest grades at Driffield School and Sixth Form!

This year has seen the students at Driffield Sixth Form continue to perform well building on the success of the previous two years with more students than ever having secured the highest grades with 48% A*-B grades (a 14% increase on last year) and 78% A*-C grades. The school are really proud of our students’ efforts and achievements and this year sees another wonderful set of results for students who can now move successfully into employment, apprenticeships and further study in Higher Education after a 99.4% pass rate.

Maths results continue to be a huge strength for the school, with 71% of students achieving a grade A*, A or B on the new maths A Level qualification. We are extremely pleased that a third of our A Level mathematicians achieved grade A* or A. The sciences have also achieved superb results with over half of all chemistry and biology students securing a grade B or above, and over a quarter of the biologists and a third of the chemists achieved either a grade A or A*. These results have enabled many of these students to move on to study maths and sciences at the highest level at the prestigious Russell Group universities. A record number of students have also successfully graduated from our MEDSOC programme, securing a place to study medicine at university.

The diversity of the excellent provision at Driffield Sixth Form is highlighted with superb results across a range of other subjects. 91% of students in sociology achieved grade C or above with 61% gaining a grade A*, A or B. 100% of students achieved above grade C or above in French, fine art, textiles and drama and 86% of students in history and 84% of students in geography gained a grade C or higher.

At the time of going to press most students have already gained their first choice of destination, including universities and apprenticeships, with a high proportion securing a place at one of the prestigious Russell Group universities.

Individually there have been many success stories. Leah Palmer has been successful in achieving the grades needed to study at Cambridge University. Her A*A*A in English Language, Biology and French will see her attend Selwyn College at Cambridge to read Linguistics. John Jacques has proved equally successful, gaining grades A*A*A* in Chemistry, Maths and Biology. John will study Medicine at Sheffield University. Eliza Burdass was successful in completing the monumental feat of studying for four A Levels, gaining A grades in all subjects. Eliza will also be studying medicine and will be doing so at Bristol University.

"I am proud of the achievements of all of our students and thank them for all their hard work over the last seven years and the many contributions that they have made to the School and Sixth Form. Staff have worked hard to support and challenge them in their studies and it always brings great pleasure to see them succeed. I wish them well for the future and always remain willing to support in any way I can."

Darren Andrews, Head of Sixth Form.

I am delighted for students and staff that their hard work over the last two years has paid off. To maintain a 99% pass rate, with three quarters of all grades at C or above, is an exceptional performance by our students. We wish them all the very best of luck in their future endeavours, whatever they chose to do.”

Scott Ratheram, Executive Principal.