A Level Results Day
Itchen College students have exceeded a 97% pass rate and have seen an increase in students achieving the highest grades with 44% of students achieving A* to B and 70% achieving a grade between A* and C. Vocational students have also posted record achievement with more than 50% managing the highest grades. However, a significant proportion of students have seen their teacher assessed grades changed.
Principal Alex Scott said: ‘While we are pleased to have recorded a set of results that stand with our best ever we are disappointed with outcomes for individual students and have serious questions around the fairness of the system of determining grades that has been used. Our staff undertook a rigorous process to ensure the grades we submitted did our students justice, and despite our overall success we are left feeling that individual students have been disadvantaged through no fault of their own.’
Here are just a few of our amazing successes! Check out our social media over the coming days for more!
Ella Thomas, formerly of St George Catholic College is celebrating with an A* A* A* A in Psychology, Sociology, Extended Project Qualification and Criminology. She's secured a place at the University of Cambridge to study Human, Social and Political Sciences (HSPS).
Itchen was an "unforgettable experience" with the "most incredible teaching" according to Madelaine Dinnage, formerly of Oasis Academy Sholing. She's going to the University of Nottingham to study English Language and Literature after achieving A* A A A in English Language, English Literature, Mathematics and the Extended Project Qualification.
Charlie Goodwin, Oasis Academy Sholing, is heading to the University of Bath to study Mathematics, with international study after gaining an A* A A B in Mathematics, Further Mathetmatics, Economics and Physics. He said: "I've enjoyed my two years at Itchen - the teachers have gone above and beyond!"
Olivia Bishop, who came to us from Bitterne Park School, is starting a Level 7 Chartered Accountant Apprenticeship with Smith and Williamson, having achieved A A A in Accounting, Mathematics and Business.
Summer Clarke-Graham, Redbridge Community School, was left speechless after opening her Distinction* Distinction* Distinction* A in Acting, Musical Theatre, Digital Media and the Extended Project Qualification. "The past two years at Itchen have been amazing and it has helped me regain the confidence I had lost." Summer is now off to the University of Chichester to study Screen Acting and Creative Technologies.
Charlotte Bailey, who came to Itchen from Oasis Academy Sholing, is leaving us to go on to study Chemical Engineering at the University of Bath. She's gained A* A* A A in Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics. She described Itchen as a "really supportive and nurturing community that helped me grow and learn, ready for uni."
Congratulations to all of our students. You've all done fantastically well after an extremely hard year.