A-Level and BTEC Results 2019


Brakenhale School A-Level and Level 3 BTEC results have, for the fifth year in a row shown significant increases in all measures. The school has illustrated exactly why Ofsted graded its Post 16 provision as Outstanding earlier this year.

Key results

  • The A*-B score achieved was 75% a phenomenal score and an increase of 14% on last year including BTEC equivalents.
  • The A*-E pass rate including equivalents is 100% for the fifth year in succession.

Headteacher, Jane Coley said, “I am, as ever, incredibly proud of our students who have achieved a truly amazing set of results for the fifth consecutive year. I continue to be astounded at their capacity year on year to work alongside our talented and dedicated staff to take advice, listen and then work so hard to achieve what they have. These outcomes also demonstrate how the hard work of and support of parents have really paid off. The design of our bespoke curriculum, specifically to match the aspirations and skills of our students is clearly paying dividends. The Sixth Form team and the student body have responded so positively to our very high expectations and these results bear testimony to this. It has also been a year of records being broken by individual students and notably Jordan Penn, the first ever Brakenhale student in memory to gain a place at Oxford University, where he will read Physics.

Deputy Headteacher, Andy Hartley who leads the Post 16 team said, “It was incredibly pleasing to see the increasing number of students secure high grades and in turn secure excellent university places and higher apprenticeships. Brakenhale Sixth Form is a place where young people are given so many opportunities to realise their potential and gain the qualifications they need for their next steps. The huge increase in our A*-B pass rate at A-Level along with our consistently high BTEC performance is the culmination of several years hard work in embedding a culture of hard work and study amongst the student body along with the wonderful work of our Sixth Form teaching and pastoral teams who have inculcated the culture of high expectations across the Sixth Form”.

Head of Sixth Form, Jonathan Duffy said, “I am just so proud of our students here at Brakenhale Sixth Form. Not only have the outgoing year 13 performed incredibly well in their exams, but the group of young adults they have matured into is a testament to the hard work of the parents at home, the students themselves, and the Sixth Form teaching staff who work tirelessly to support our students both in and out of the classroom. It is exciting to see what this group of students go on to achieve with their next steps.”

It has been a huge team effort and I am so grateful to the teaching staff, tutors and parents who have all pulled together, endured the stress and provided the support and encouragement necessary to make these fabulous results a reality.”

Notable A Level students include:

  • Jordan Penn A*A*A*A – Oxford University
  • Heidi Cracknell – A*AB – Surrey University
  • Jodie Leivers AAB – Employment
  • Ella Brigden ABB – Royal Holloway University
  • Abitha Mahabathalage – A*BBB – Manchester University

A special mention also goes to Kai Arndell, Ellis Day, Taylor Radcliffe and Allan Bacol who all achieved three Distinction * grades at BTEC Level 3.