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. Nearly half of all A Level results were graded A*-B and 50% of the entries for the new, more challenging BTEC qualifications were awarded Distinction or above. 16 students achieved at least two A grades with five 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. It is no surprise, then, that the vast majority of students have successfully gained places on their preferred courses at university and the school is particularly pleased to have three students secure places at Oxbridge and a further four students gaining places to study Medicine or Veterinary Science. 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 “A Levels are tough and getting tougher. Achieving good results requires commitment, dedication and enthusiasm, and that is exactly what our students have shown. Success doesn’t happen by chance and is a culmination of two years’ 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 proud Governing Body, congratulations to all students on your outstanding achievements and good luck in your future pathways whether this is university, apprenticeship or the world of work – we hope you will continue to keep in contact with the school! 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.”