Churchill Academy

Churchill proud of students' achievements

Churchill Academy and Sixth Form is celebrating after achieving 77% A*-C grades at A-level, a performance that has increased across the board, and again showcases the consistently outstanding results achieved by students at the Academy. The overall pass rate was 99.1%.

Almost a quarter of all grades awarded were A, A* or equivalent, with 55% at A*, A or B – 6% more than last year, and the highest that the Sixth Form has ever achieved. The average point score per entry increased by four points this year to 215, reflecting the efforts of a highly motivated and hardworking Year 13 group.

Daniel Gianetto achieved three A*s and an A in Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Chemistry, whilst Matt Rudge and Jonathan Hughes achieved three straight A* grades. Receiving his results, Matt said “I was really nervous waiting for the UCAS notice, but relieved now and it’s great to see my results.”

A further seven students achieved three or more top grades: James Barry, Beth Macleod, Isabella Johnson, Georgina King, Stephanie Taviner, Lydia Hogg and Anna Jones. Anna will be taking up a place at Queens’ College, Cambridge to study Natural Sciences after a gap year. Overall 32% of university entrants from Year 13 will be going to Russell Group universities. 

Headteacher, Chris Hildrew, said “These are fantastic results from a great group of students. They deserve their success because they have approached their studies with dedication and commitment, but also with real enjoyment of the learning process. They have been determined not to let anything put them off from achieving success. These Year 13s have really pushed themselves and I wish them every success as they take their next steps.”

76% of students will be going on to their first choice University, with 32% of these being Russell Group Universities.

Students particularly excelled in English Literature, Economics, Sociology, Maths and Further Maths, with 31 A and A* grades across these subjects. Outstanding results were also achieved by students taking Performing Arts at Churchill, with six of the nine Year 13 students achieving starred Distinction (D*) grades in their BTEC course. This feat was only bettered by the Year 12 cohort whose production of We Will Rock You secured the sixteen students fifteen starred distinctions and a distinction between them! Mr Hildrew added “It’s great to see the efforts of our performers recognised in this way. The fact that students are excelling in traditional academic subjects like English Literature and Maths alongside creative and applied courses like shows that Churchill Academy & Sixth Form is delivering results across a broad and balanced range of subjects.”

AS level results this year saw students taking a mixture of new and old style qualifications. Despite these changes to the qualification system, six students achieved a clean sweep of A grades. Congratulations to Tianxi Arlotte, Greta Guccione, Sophie John, Evan King, Lizzie Lomax, and Kieran Hosey! The AS level results show promise for a bright future at Churchill.