Grades among the best ever at Deepings School, with overall pass rate 98%

Jake Exton, Adam O'Neill, Richard Trow (Headteacher), Gemma Cooper, Joe Bates, Jake Brown, Benedict Sharp, Tessa Pascoe, Olivia Brown. ANL-150813-115157001
Jake Exton, Adam O'Neill, Richard Trow (Headteacher), Gemma Cooper, Joe Bates, Jake Brown, Benedict Sharp, Tessa Pascoe, Olivia Brown. ANL-150813-115157001

The Deepings School saw another strong year of A-level results, with a quarter of entries achieving A* or A.

Nearly half the students achieved A* to B grades, 72 per cent A* to C, and the overall pass rate was 98 per cent.

Students collecting results ANL-150813-115217001

Students collecting results ANL-150813-115217001

These grades, especially at the highest end, are among the school’s best ever.

There were many outstanding performances, including Olivia Brown (A*, A*, A), Matthew Allen (A*, A, A, B), Ava Rangolam (A*, A, A, B), Melissa Sedgewick (A*, A, B), Ella Timms (A*, A, B), Caitlin Walker (A*, A, B), Sarah Munro (A, A, B, B) Charlotte Lincoln (A, A,B) and Joseph Bates (A, A, B).

Just as importantly were the large percentage of students who made fantastic progress over the last two years , allowing the vast majority to access university places, apprenticeships and careers of their choice.

At AS many students got strong results, giving them a solid platform on which to build this year.

Joe Bates (A,A,B) and Olivia Brown (A*,A*,A) ANL-150813-115227001

Joe Bates (A,A,B) and Olivia Brown (A*,A*,A) ANL-150813-115227001

Headteacher Richard Trow said: “We are extremely proud of our Sixth Form students.

“The Year 13s will be leaving us with the exam grades that will allow them to pursue their life goals.

“Just as important to us is seeing them grow into such confident, caring and enterprising young adults.

“Getting the balance right between exam results and life skills is crucial and we are really looking forward to hearing of their future successes.”

Joe Bates (A,A,B) and Olivia Brown (A*,A*,A) ANL-150813-115146001

Joe Bates (A,A,B) and Olivia Brown (A*,A*,A) ANL-150813-115146001

Head of Sixth Form Phil Smith was delighted the hard work of the students and staff has resulted in such accomplishments. He added: “It gives us a real sense of achievement to see the well-deserved outcomes of the efforts made by our students.”

After picking up his grades, head boy Chris Sutton reflected on his time at the school, saying: “After seven years at the Deepings School I have been offered a place at Nottingham University.

“The support and great teaching provided by the school has been fantastic and has really helped push me to the next level. The Deepings has been a key part of my life and I am sad to leave, but I am proud of my school and what they have helped me to achieve.”