Best Ever A level Results

Hartsdown Academy students in Margate have recorded the school’s best ever A Level results with 100 per cent pass rate.
The average attainment grade has risen by one grade, while a distinction pass is the average for vocational studies with many students receiving the higher distinction starred result.

Best performing subjects were Health and Social Care, Music, and Travel and Tourism with students across the board exceeding expectations and performing well.

Top students included Ben Sheppard, Whitney Griffin, Claudia Crome, Annie Golesworthy, Raz Miah, Josh Nicholls, and Callum Pease.

Annie, 19, is heading to the University of Arts in London to study media and communications. She said: “I was up really early, around 5am, and as soon as I could get online to check if I had been accepted for university, I did. I have loved my time at Hartsdown but cannot wait to get on with the next stage of my education.”

Josh Nicholls, 19, gained the highest average A level points score of the year group. He is going to Edge Hill University in Ormskirk, Lancashire, to study musical theatre. He said: “Hartsdown has been so supportive.”

Kiera Reynolds 18, and Callum Pease, also 18, have been in the same class since they were infants. Kiera is going to Reynolds Training Academy in Dartford to study musical theatre that includes acting, dancing and singing.

She said: “Hartsdown has made my dream come true. I always wanted to be a performer since I was tiny and I have had the perfect platform here to appear in so many different productions. The school, the teachers, and my brilliant classmates are a major reason for my success.”

Callum is going to Christ Church University in Canterbury to take a degree in primary teaching. He said: “There are not many men in primary education in the UK and I think it is important to change that. I am really looking forward to helping younger generations with their learning.”

Amy Caudell who is studying performing arts at Canterbury Christ Church University added: “It has been great learning performing arts techniques and performance skills here but now I want to take it to the next level.”

Head of sixth form studies Jessica Gipson said: ”These are excellent results. Our students have shown that hard work coupled with terrific support from their teachers and families pays.

“The results also demonstrate the consistent progress Hartsdown is making in traditional and vocational subjects.

“I am equally delighted at the contribution our sixth formers make to our school community. They play a significant part with initiatives such as subject mentoring.

“Most of the students are heading for their choice of university, higher education, training or employment. They can make the next step of their education with confidence.”