Congratulations to Cedars Post 16 students

Another year of improved A level results has been celebrated at the The Cedars Academy. Provisional indications are that with 95% of students passing A2 examinations, an impressive 51% of grades achieved were A* – B, and 79% grades A* – C.

Stephanie Hallam was the highest performing pupil achieving A* in Biology; A in Chemistry, A in Maths and an A at AS for Art and Design. Stephanie is moving on to study Chemical Engineering at the University of Birmingham and we wish her every success for her future career.

Another fabulous achievement was David Johnston who has gained a place on the University of South Wales’ Film Production course. David, was a pupil in the Speech and Language Unit who at one stage couldn’t attend school due to anxiety issues, he gained a Distinction * in Media, B in Film and C in English Language and Literature. He praised The Cedars Academy for the support and confidence that he has received from the staff and the time and care they have given to him which has enabled him to take the next step on his learning journey.

With many pupils moving on to university, the Academy was delighted to celebrate the fact that the vast majority gained their first choice places, including courses at Manchester Metropolitan, University of Leeds and Exeter University.

Headteacher, Jason Smith said:

“These A Level results have continued a year on year improvement in attainment at Post 16. The investment we make in offering small groups and expert teaching has clearly created the conditions for our pupils to succeed and we are delighted that all their hard work has paid off. In addition to their academic achievements this cohort made a significant contribution to the cultural and community life of the school and we wish them every success as they pursue their dreams.”

Alex Grainge, Post 16 Learning Co-ordinator, commented on the year group:

“I am very proud of the young people that have fulfilled their ambitions and goals by achieving such good results. It is always very pleasing to see hard work and dedication manifest itself in positive outcomes that can act as a platform for further success and fulfilment. I wish all pupils leaving The Cedars Academy the very best of luck for the future.”