Sixth Form Results, 2015
Best Ever Sixth Form Results at Norton College.
Students and staff celebrated their best ever sixth form results this week. Academic results rose for the 5th consecutive year and vocational subjects were outstanding once again. These results are brilliant and are a reward for the hard work shown by students and a fantastically committed staff. The impact of such consistently good results means than all, can go on to their next challenge with confidence.
As more and more students select an academic curriculum at Norton, the growth in popularity and success of traditional A levels is impressive. It was pleasing to see such consistent levels of success across the curriculum. Of note was the increase in A* grades, in one subject, English Literature, the whole class achieved this incredible result.
Emily Sellers secured her place at Warwick University to study English Literature after achieving 3 A grades, at A level with an A* in English Literature. Olivia Firth plans to continue her study of Business Studies at York University after recording two As and B. Robert Parkinson was able to take up his place at Hull to study Chemistry after achieving 3 A levels at AAC. Robert, like many other students, added an Extended Project Qualification Grade D to his haul. His brother Lewis, meanwhile, is hopeful that his place is at York University to study Physics after he achieved A*A B with a B in the Extended Project.
The College has always had a strong reputation in vocational subjects and this year subjects such as Performing Arts, Media, Music, Musical Theatre and ICT produced outstanding results. Students have been able to use results to secure places on applied degree courses. Iain Audsley achieved the equivalent of 3 A*s and moves to London to study Theatre Production at the prestigious Mountview Academy. Dom Weatherill takes up a place at University of Arts London to study Acting after achieving the equivalent of 4 A*s and Sophie Roger used her natural dance talents and her 4A*s equivalent in Performing Arts to take up a place at the Royal Academy of Dance also in London. Media and ICT courses produced similarly outstanding results. Curtis Bogg achieved 4A*s in ICT to enable him to study web design at Northumbria.
The College has a clear mission to give students the opportunity to secure a place at University or a high quality relevant alternative and for the Class of 2015 it is mission accomplished!