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Success in Sixth Form at Sandown Bay Academy – students and staff celebrate

posted 17 Aug 2017, 04:16 by Karen Bricknell
The resilience of students at Sandown Bay Academy has shone through with their success in post-16 studies (A Levels and Applied A Levels). They quite rightly are celebrating today after collecting a superb set of results ensuring access to higher education, higher level apprenticeships and key work based opportunities at management level. Four students gained three A* grades and those gaining a total of three or more facilitating subjects was up by 12%. The new measure of students gaining high grades in at least two facilitating subjects was also up by 10% on last year’s equivalent.

Students praised the staff for their support, which was acknowledged by the Academy. This focus on success by staff was key in over 97% of students getting into their first choice university. Students have been accepted onto a huge range of courses at some of the best universities in the UK.

Courses chosen range from Engineering to Marine Biology to Paediatric Nursing and students will be travelling far and wide to places including to Cambridge, Nottingham and Wales. This is made possible by the Academy as it continues to demonstrate strong provision for students in an impressive range of courses.

Here are just a few examples of the exciting courses and universities students are off to:

Juliette is off to Cambridge University to study Engineering

Grace is off to Cardiff to study Medicine 

Hattie is off to Queen Mary University of London to study History and Politics

Christopher is off to Nottingham University to study Physics

Sophie is off to Nottingham University to study Economics

Lily is off to Imperial College London to study Biological Sciences with Research Abroad

Chloe is off to Coventry University to study Paediatric Nursing

Hannah is off to Bangor University to study Sport and Exercise Science

Kate is off Portsmouth University to study Biochemistry  

Kayla is off to UCL to study Pharmacy

Imogen is off to Bristol University to study Physics with International Experience

Georgie is off to Bournemouth University to study Ecology and Wildlife Conservation

Danielle is off to Bangor University to study Psychology with Clinical Health

Maddie is off to Queen Mary University to study Tourism Management

Nathan is off to Queen Mary University to study Primary Education

Katie is off to Surrey University or Portsmouth University to study Sports Science

Sam is taking a gap year to volunteer in Africa before going to university next year

Callum is off to Nottingham University to study Computer Science

Harry of off to SSE to complete a Degree Apprenticeship in Corporate IT