Formby High School today had the opportunity to celebrate excellent A Level and BTEC results with students who have been anxiously awaiting the contents of their envelopes since they sat their examinations in the summer. Over half of all A Level results were graded A*-B and well over 50% of the entries for the new, more challenging BTEC qualifications were awarded distinction or above. 14 students achieved at least two A grades with four students gaining A*s and As across the board. These results represent very solid achievement given the increased rigour of both A Level and BTEC courses. 100% of students who completed the Extended Project Qualification, which requires them to undertake an independent research project, gained A*-B grades. It is no surprise, then, that students have successfully gained places on their preferred courses at university with some choosing to take advantage of the opportunity to ‘trade up’ the places they have secured. For those who have chosen not to pursue the higher education route, they leave well-equipped and prepared to follow their chosen pathway.
Headteacher, Dominic Mackenzie, said “The commitment, dedication and enthusiasm of the students have paid dividends with these excellent results. They don’t happen by chance and are a culmination of two year’s hard work and determination. Congratulations to all of our Year 13 students on their well-deserved results and for the contribution they have made to school life during their time at Formby High School. Best wishes for the future!”
Mrs Fiona Grieveson, Chair of Governors, said, “On behalf of a very pleased Governing Body, congratulations to all students on your outstanding achievements and good luck in your future careers and university courses. We look forward to learning of your future successes! I would also like to offer the Governors’ thanks to all the staff for their hard work in preparing the students so thoroughly for their examinations and to the parents for their partnership and support throughout their child’s education at FHS.”