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Emily, Harrison and Carl

We were delighted to share the fantastic success of our Sixth Form students who received their exam results on 17th August.  

The overall outcomes for our students have improved significantly including a rise in the proportion of students achieving a distinction or higher in BTEC from 47% to 73%.

A-level students also showed great improvements on previous outcomes with an increase in the overall grade achieved, overall pass rate and progress made from start points.  A full breakdown of these improvements can be seen on our Academic Results page.  This will be updated as further detail emerges.

It was wonderful to celebrate the individual success stories of our students.  These include:

Carl Jolly who will be attending his first choice University of Bristol to study Physics after achieving grades A*AAA in A-level Maths, Physics, Chemistry and EPQ.

Harrison Gookey is thrilled to accept a place at the University of Nottingham to study Physics after securing grades ABB in A-level Maths, Physics and Chemistry.

Continuing the theme of outstanding performance in Maths and Science, Emily Hook will travel to Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh  to read  Mathematics  after securing grades A*AAB whilst Ciaran Miles secured a place at Sheffield to study Chemistry with grades ABBB.

Carl and Harrison had the following to say:

"I was immensely nervous for results day; when I found out my grades I was relieved and elated at the thought of going to my top choice uni." (Carl)

"It is a huge relief to know that the past two years of hard work and determination has led to my goal of going to the University of Nottingham, to study Physics. Without the excellent teaching and motivating from The Academy's teaching and mentoring staff, I would certainly not be in the position I am in today; so I can only thank The Academy for their great help." (Harrison)

In addition to 71% of A-level Maths students achieving A*-B grades, one of our Year 11 students, Roan Cooper, successfully completed the AS Maths qualification alongside his GCSEs and achieved the highest grade possible, A, dropping very few marks along the way.

Roan - Y11 student AS Maths highest grade possible

100% of our History A-level students achieved a grade A*-C, one of these being Karima Ranieri, one of our boarders, who will be studying International Media and Communications at Nottingham.  Karima performed exceptionally well in her A-levels securing The Academy’s first ever A* in English Literature.

The performance of our students in vocational qualifications was exceptionally strong, resulting in progression to exciting further education courses and apprenticeships.

Lauren Whittington commences an Apprenticeship in Digital Marketing at The Olive Branch after achieving the highest grade of Distinction* across her three qualifications (Business, Media and ICT).

Sophie and Lauren
Sophie and Lauren

Lauren was not alone in securing maximum success in her BTEC programme.  Other students achieving Distinction* across the board included Jarrod Criscuolo who will go to Brunel University to read Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence). Jarrod achieved four Distinction* as well as a grade A in the Extended Project Qualification.

Jarrod is going to Brunel University to read Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence)

Matteo Intriglia will continue the success of his triple Distinction* in Extended Sport to study Sports Performance at the University of Bath.

Basworth Burnett heads to University of Surrey studying Business Management with four Distinction* across sport and business qualifications. Basworth gave the following reaction to this fantastic achievement:

“After coming from another school I was unaware of what to expect in a new environment of The Harefield Academy. So you can imagine opening my results today made me feel a sense of achievement and satisfaction. I am now looking forward to going to university to study Business Management.”  

We are so proud of the success of our students from such a diverse range of academic start points.  We are thrilled that Daniella Alessi has maintained her professional skating whilst achieving excellent success in her A-levels (ACCD) and can now concentrate on progressing her sport.

Jack Tomkins has secured employment as the  Duty Manager at Nuffield Trust Gym, Stockley Park further to his success in the Sport and Business qualifications through which he achieved three Distinction*.

We hope the range of students highlighted gives a flavour of the wonderful success enjoyed by our Post 16 students this summer.  We wish each and every one of our departing Sixth Form students the very best of luck in their chosen pathways and thank them all for their positive attitudes to learning and contributions to The Harefield Academy.  We look forward to keeping an eye on the continued success of our alumni and hope to see some return to us as the teachers of future generations of students!