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A Level Results Success!

Posted On: 17/08/17

Joyce Frankland Academy, Newport are delighted with an overwhelmingly positive set of A-level and BTEC results for our outgoing Year 13 students. We would like to share some of the individual stories which highlight the diverse success we are celebrating this year. We are exceptionally proud of how students both achieve academically, and grow as citizens, over their seven years with us. 

Without a shadow of a doubt the stand out performer from this year was Emily Rendell. She secured an impressive and unprecedented 4 A*s in Maths, Further Maths, Chemistry and Physics. Emily has been a model student throughout her time with us and we wish her well as she joins Southampton University to read Aeronautical engineering. She said, “I am ecstatic with my A level results as all the hard work has paid off. It has been a brilliant end to my time at Newport! I have really enjoyed studying here and will miss all on my teachers and friends. I look forward to my future at University”.  

We are proud of the vocational routes that we offer in our Sixth Form which produce exceptional results and enable students to be flexible with the study routes they choose. Jack Spittlehouse has proved an excellent example of what can be achieved through this program of study. He achieved a double distinction* in his Business BTEC course and along with an impressive B in Government and Politics goes on to a scholarship at the Pearson Business school in London.  

Maisie Frost is a real success story coupling her hard work and application in her academic studies with her volunteering and work with the National Citizen Service, winning a young people’s choice award. She goes on to read American Studies and history at Portsmouth with a B in English Literature and history and a C in Government and Politics. She told us, “I am proud and amazed with how well I did and am excited but nervous about next year”.

We would also like to highlight the truly gifted musician, Morgan Burroughs. He has taken a flexible approach to his studies, taking an AS level and two A levels in Music and Biology. This enabled him to rehearse for the challenging admissions process to get into music college. He goes on to study music composition at Trinity Laban in London. 

Gordon Farquhar, Principal said, “I am delighted to share just some of the stand out success stories from our A-level results this year. We are proud of our specialist Sixth Form provision which nurtures student’s individual skills and interests so they can get the best possible academic outcomes and move on to their chosen further study or employment. We continue to see excellent improvements in our results and this is down to the collaboration and excellent working relationships between students and our staff. We wish all of our Year 13 students good luck and best wishes and look forward to hearing about their successes in the future”.