We are celebrating yet another particularly successful year at Beacon with, for the first time ever, 100% of students who sat A levels and equivalents passing them all. This milestone is also matched by another- for the first time, 50% of our leavers in year 13 got grades of A*-B. We also have our best A*-C results of just under 79%. Combined, all of these figures give us for the second year running our best set of results ever.
We are particularly proud of our students given that in these last two years they have had to respond to the first stages of the national reforms in A level education. For these two A level groups there have been no January exams and a limit to the number of retakes they can attempt- they have had to get the best grade possible in each of the remaining exam slots and these results have proved that they have risen to this challenge. We are also proud of the fact that year after year the school continues to get such high results from a comprehensive intake. The Assistant Headteacher with responsibility for Sixth Form, Steve Baker, commented that he was “really proud of the achievements of this bright and talented group of young people who will go on to achieve great things.”