Newent School and Sixth Form Centre Sixth Form students enjoyed another year of amazing results in our sixth form programmes. We are incredibly proud of the achievements of all our students, continually ‘Striving for excellence’ ensuring each student is able to ‘be the best they can be’ no matter what their starting point when they join us. This mantra, and our support and guidance, have served our students well.

A great set of results after recent years and is testament to the dedication and work the students have put in. Director of Sixth Form Lissa Rogers said: “It has been an honour and privilege to work with such a fantastic group of students throughout their sixth form career. I have no doubt that they will continue to achieve and inspire others in their chosen courses and careers. We look forward to welcoming them back as members of our strong alumni community.”

Academically over half the students have attained A*-C and our vocational qualifications have again achieved 100% pass rate. This has led to the vast majority of our students managing to secure their first-choice destination with a few having to use their second choice. Amazing after all the turbulence reported, in results this year.

After a visit from OSCAR and BAFTA award winning alumni student, Tom Berkeley our Performing Arts students have continued the school’s legacy in this area, all achieving Merit or Distinction grades. Our Principal student, Olivia has achieved a Distinction, securing her place at Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (LIPA) for Acting (Screen and Digital Media). Lucy, also with Distinction will be attending Millennium Performing Arts and Darcy will use her Distinction to attend Performers College in Birmingham. Ms Hood commented, ‘she is delighted with their ongoing success’.

The Art’s Team have continued to build on their history of success with their students having work exhibited locally and now moving to study art around the country. Maddie is a rare and exceptional student who has fostered her love of Art alongside her love of Maths. She will read a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design at Cental Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, having achieved A* in Fine Art and Graphics. Whilst Miks joins our local University of Gloucester to study for a BA(Hons) Television Production.

Maths success continues with Sarah, who must be congratulated for achieving top grades to read Maths at Bath University. Her incredible results of A* and A in Maths and Further Maths respectively, add to the 2 A levels already gained in 2022.

Apprenticeship applications have also been successful, and one of particular note is that of Jamie, who has successfully achieved an apprenticeship as a trainee accountant with GCSD in Stonehouse. He now continues to train as an accountant with them, so we wish him well as there are more exams to come.

Our incredibly diverse community has also had success locally as George has gained his first-choice place at Hartpury University to study a degree in Agriculture. George has been a student who has worked exceptionally hard in his time in our sixth form. We are so pleased that he is further developing his love of farming and have no doubt that he will be an accomplished undergraduate.

Principal Dawn Burke said: ‘This Year 13, is special. I want to congratulate all our students on their results and praise how they have shown strength and resilience over the past few years. Many of them have had challenges through their studies and I feel nothing but pride in how they have continued to demonstrate their support of each other and community spirit. They have truly upheld our school’s H.E.A.R.T values of honesty, excellence, accountability, respect and teamwork. It is fantastic to see so many of them having their next steps secured. I am especially proud of our strong relationships with our students and would like to thank all the staff for their commitment in supporting them and their families, particularly Ms Rogers, Mr Britten and the Sixth Form team. The grades represent an excellent achievement and again, enable the overwhelming majority of students to successfully progress to their chosen stage of education, employment and training.’

We wish you all the very best for your future and look forward to receiving your updates in the coming years. If you need any help, please be in touch. You will always remain part of our community.

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