Post 16 Results, 2016
Students and staff celebrated a sensational set of Sixth Form results at Norton College. Results in all types of qualification were the best ever recorded at the College which opened in 2008.
Dr Simon Carson, deputy head in charge of sixth form, said: “"It is so pleasing to see our results improve yet again. These are our best results yet, with even better grades at both A level and in applied courses. So many of our students have achieved beyond expectations, and I feel privileged to work with both students and their teachers at Norton College."
Gemma McDonald, Head of Sixth Form added, "I am really proud of all the hard work and effort that the students have put into achieving these sensational results. It is so exciting to see our students going on to great careers, apprenticeships and university courses in ever greater numbers."
Phil Loftus, Headteacher commented, “Norton is a unique local Sixth Form because it offers such a wide range of courses all achieving sensational results this year. The student’s success comes from a belief from all staff that the students can be brilliant if they work hard. I could not be more proud of what staff and students have achieved.”
More students than ever before took up University places and all were able to secure their first choice in predominantly local, prestigious, Universities such as Durham, Newcastle, York, Leeds and Hull. Courses that were followed were diverse including Biosciences, Midwifery, Mathematics, English and History, while some have opted to study specialist degrees in Media, ICT, Performing Arts, Teacher Training or Agricultural and Livestock Sciences.
All who wanted to enter the world of employment, secured jobs or began their career studying Higher Level Apprenticeships in fields such as Engineering or Media.
The College is known for being really clear about its mission - to give all students the opportunity to secure a place at University or secure a career of their choice and for the Class of 2016 it is mission accomplished!