The Class of 2023 Celebrate A Level and BTEC Success!
Thursday 17 August 2023
The Class of 2023 have been celebrating a set of fantastic A Level and Level 3 BTEC results today. Against a national picture of results falling as fewer top grades have been awarded, our eighth cohort of Sixth Form students maintained a strong academic performance with 30% of all grades being A*s and As. There was particular celebration amongst the Business BTEC cohort as all students on the triple and double award courses achieved the highest grades of Distinction and Distinction*.
KSA Sixth Form continued our strong track record of sending students to top university and apprenticeship destinations. As ever, most students will be going onto to study at selective, highly selective and super universities meaning that they have secured places on the most competitive courses in the country. This includes students going on to study at Oxford, The London School of Economics, UCL, Warwick, Imperial, Bristol, Bath and King’s College London.
Fatima, one of the Student Presidents for Class of 2023, is going to read Politics, International Studies and Global Sustainable Development at the University of Warwick said:
I am really excited to reach the next step and go on to a dream university that I first visited on my Year 7 residential trip. I am going to be studying what I enjoy most and what has inspired me to work hard at Sixth Form. I can’t wait to get started!
Aysha is going to read History at Magdalen College, Oxford. She has been inspired by studying History since starting with the school back in 2009 and said:
I decided to choose to study History because it is important to be aware of the past to learn more about it and to then shape the future.
Jason, Ishaq, Eyad, Noor A and Agon have all won places on highly competitive apprenticeship schemes after getting through the rigorous selection processes during Yr13.
Ishaq, one of the departing Student Presidents and Eyad will be starting their degree apprenticeships in Tax Accounting and Project Management in the coming weeks. Ishaq chose the apprenticeship over university because:
‘I am really looking forward to the networking opportunities that being in the working world will provide and am attracted to the apprenticeship route because it will start to build my experience in the financial world, enabling me to progress in my chosen career.’
We are incredibly proud of all of our Year 13 students who have managed a particularly challenging transition from completing their GCSEs during the pandemic and then preparing themselves for external exams in Sixth Form. The students have embodied the KSA value of ‘Aim High’ in striving for top grades and are now set to exemplify the value ‘Be Brave’ as they set forth on their new journeys into further study and work.
We wish them all the very best for their next step and will celebrate with them and the rest of the school on Wednesday 13th September at the Summit Celebration.
Some images of today’s celebrations are below – well done everyone!