A-Level results

Students at Malbank Sixth form were delighted to receive their results today after what Headteacher John Harrison described as “their most challenging year in education” ended in success. Students this year were awarded grades based on internal assessment which were decided upon by teaching staff rather than the traditional exam paper experience and John went on to add “We are both pleased and relieved that despite the difficulties these students have faced over their two years of A-Level study that they have still managed to achieve the fantastic grades that they have. We are incredibly proud of the hard work and effort they put in and the resilience they showed in overcoming the constantly changing landscape as they navigated their way through year 12 and 13.”

Results, although difficult to compare to a traditional exam year showcased another year of improvement and as always, several students achieved an outstanding set of grades. Amy Heath achieved A*A*A and is going to study Forensic investigation at Keele, Sophie Oakden attained A*A*A and is going to read Psychology at Lincoln and Harry Ford received grades A*A*B and is on his way to Loughborough to study Product Design. In addition, Alice Dunning accomplished grades Distinction*AA and Kaela Preece received A*AA as did Jack Wilde and Charlotte Johnson who will be studying Game Art at Futureworks in Manchester.  Reflecting on the results, Director of Sixth Form Mr Stacey Falamarzi said, “Whilst we are clearly proud of such academic achievements we are just as proud of them in terms of the people they have become during their time with us”

Looking back on the impact that COVID-19 has had on the students, the headteacher added “We know it has been hard for all students and we certainly look forward to a September that may feel a little more normal at school and can’t wait to welcome our students back, however, today is evidence that despite massive challenges, when we put our minds to something and work hard together, we can achieve anything. It is that positive mindset and strength of character that has led our students to achieve such great things this summer.”