The Petchey Academy A-Level results 2019

Headlines & highlights

  • 100% of our Y13 students achieved at least 3 A Levels or equivalent qualifications
  • 21% of students achieved all A*-A grades or equivalent
  • 39% of our students achieved 3A*-B grades or equivalent
  • 10 BTEC students achieved at Distinction level, equivalent to 3 A*-A grades
  • 46% of students going on to higher education will study at a Russell Group university

We have seen a significant improvement in the performance of all the A Level Sciences this year alongside positive and/or improved Value-Added scores in a range of subjects, notably Psychology, Maths and Chemistry. We also saw a very strong performance in our Pre-U subjects Economics and History (a rigorous academic course designed to challenge students), and we are extremely pleased that so many of our BTEC students achieved top marks again this year, demonstrating how strong this area is at the Academy.

As ever, university isn’t the right career pathway for every student so 5 of this year's cohort are going on to do apprenticeships which include including placements in finance and with the RAF.

Director of Sixth Form, Sonia Green said “We are very to have 100% pass rate for this year’s cohort, and as always, we are extremely proud of what our students have achieved. We pride ourselves on ensuring that our students aim high and have the right guidance and support in order to achieve their career goals and the best possible results. This year we have twice as many students going to Russell Group Universities than last year, and  in a year when Maths grades have apparently been declining, we’re delighted to have bucked the trend and seen ours improve. To have over 20% of students getting all As or equivalent grades, and 69% *A-Cs is a fantastic achievement too. Some of our students have faced significant challenges to overcome this year which makes it even more gratifying to see the hard work and commitment from the students themselves and support from the teaching and pastoral staff pay off.”

Student destinations

The proportion of students progressing onto higher education, apprenticeships or employment is significantly above average.

  • 46% of students going on to higher education will study at a Russell Group university including Queen Mary’s, Liverpool, Glasgow, Warwick and Manchester University.
  • 44% of students are going on to study our STEM specialism subjects such as biomedicine, maths, astrophysics and computer science.                                                                                                                                     
  • Student Retention 2017