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Sandown Bay Academy celebrates excellent A Level examination results across the board

posted 17 Aug 2015, 07:15 by Karen Bricknell   [ updated 17 Aug 2015, 07:16 ]

Students at Sandown Bay Academy were celebrating on Thursday, following the release of excellent examination results with 100% pass rate in 44 courses.

Exceptional results have been achieved in some of the most demanding of A-Level subjects. Daisy Blake achieved A* in Maths, and 3 As in Further Maths, Chemistry and Physics. She will be reading either Physics and Theoretical Physics or Mathematics at a prestigious Russell Group university. Will Ford will be attending Royal Holloway, University of London, having achieved A in History, English Literature and the Extended Project Qualification, as well as B in Sociology. Lauren Sparrow goes on to read Law at the University of Surrey, having achieved A in Law and Business Studies, as well as B in Sociology.


Daisy Blake (aged 18) said,

The support and guidance I got from the Sixth Form team when applying for Oxford and Imperial Universities has been excellent. As part of the Medrox group I was encouraged to take part in two Summer Schools which supported my applications to top universities.”

Will Ford (aged 18) said,

“I am delighted with my results and very thankful for all the support I have had whilst at Sixth Form; the teachers will go to the moon and back to help you.”

The Academy continues to demonstrate clear strengths in Sports and Performing Arts. Hannah Sturrock achieved 3 Distinction* in Performing Arts and Dance, she is off to The Brighton Academy to study a three year Professional Diploma Course in Musical Theatre. Chloe Bird achieved a double Distinction* in Sports Studies and a Distinction* in Performing Arts.

Chloe Bird (aged 18) said
“I am grateful for the endless opportunities I have been provided with while studying at Sandown; I am also grateful for the guidance I have received, particularly when applying for university. My ambition is to become a Primary School teacher and I am looking forward to studying Childhood and Youth Studies at Portsmouth University.”

Five students achieved Triple Distinction* in Sports Studies: Alice Moseley, Ben Mills, Stephanie Smith, Saffron Floyd and Rebekah Gregory. Alice, Ben and Saffron are off to Chichester University, with Ben and Saffron studying PE and Sports Coaching and Alice studying Sports Studies with teaching. Stephanie is off to Winchester University to study Psychology and Child Development and Rebekah is off to study for a Masters in Chiropractic at BPP University in Oxfordshire. 

The Academy continues to demonstrate strong provision for students in an impressive range of courses, with no fewer than 44 courses securing a 100% pass rate this year, 18 of those achieving an average grade of a B or higher. Principal Claire Charlemagne noted:

“We are delighted to see that the trend of excellent achievement at Sixth Form continues, as noted in our most recent Ofsted report. We are incredibly proud of our students who have achieved exceptionally well across the range of subjects studied. We congratulate them as they celebrate these excellent results. Their success is the result of a great deal of hard work on their part, as well as phenomenal support from staff and parents.”


Daisy will be reading either Physics and Theoretical Physics or Mathematics at a prestigious Russell Group university,
she achieved: 

Maths - A*
Further Maths - A
Chemistry - A
Physics - A



Will is off to study History at Royal Holloway University, he achieved:
History - A
English Literature - A
EPQ - A
Sociology - B


Chloe is off to study Childhood and Youth Studies at Portsmouth University, she achieved

Sports Studies – Double Distinction *
Performing Arts – Distinction *
English Literature –B


Thomas is off to study Business Economics at Cardiff University
French - A
EPQ - A
Business Studies - C
Geography - C 



Chloe is off to study Marine Biology at Portsmouth University, she achieved: 

Performing Arts - Distinction * 
Biology - C
Chemistry - D


Abbie is off to study Primary School Teaching at Winchester University, she achieved:
Psychology - B
Geography - B
Biology - C 



Blythe is off to studying Event Management at Surrey University, she achieved:

Law - B
Sociology –B
History –B 


Lauren is off to study Law at Surrey University, she achieved

Law – A
Sociology – A
Business Studies – B 



Ben is off to study Sports Coaching and Physical Education at Chichester University, he achieved:

Sports Studies - Double Distinction * 


Lucy is taking a year out before going to university, she achieved:

Sociology - B 
English Language - B
Religious Studies - B
EPQ - C 


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