Post-16 results day
Bow School’s staff and students celebrate amazing university offers
Bow’s A level and BTEC students are celebrating exam results that will set them on their way to future success.
All students wanting to go to university have confirmed places, studying courses ranging from accountancy and criminology, to politics and civil engineering.
Students’ varied destinations show just how well our Sixth Form helps students to achieve whatever pathway they want to follow.
We’re proud of the fact that every one of our departing Sixth Formers is leaving us with a clear plan for the future. Here are just a couple of examples of our leavers that we bid a fond farewell to today.
Yusuf is one of many leaving us for Russell Group universities, 24 of the UK’s top performing Higher Education Institutions. He will be studying Business Management at Queen Mary’s after receiving 1 Distinction and 2 D*s in his BTEC modules – a truly outstanding result. Yusuf thanked the school for its unwavering support in achieving his goals: “My friends who studied elsewhere didn’t get the same level of support that I did. My teachers gave me all the help I needed.”
Also looking forward to a bright future is Abdal, who has been at the school since Year 7 and is now looking forward to a career in the legal profession after he completes his Law degree at SOAS. He said: “The school helped to reduce the pressure by giving me opportunities to learn better and take part in eye-opening experiences like the Into University programme. This motivated me to get the grades I needed.”
This cohort is the first group to complete examinations following the successful introduction of BTEC subjects at Bow School. The average grade was Distinction, Distinction, Merit, above the national average for last year and the equivalent of A, B, B at A level in terms of UCAS points.
Following on from these great results the school will be looking into the possibility of adding additional BTEC subjects as we seek to broaden our offer as much as possible.
What school leaders had to say
A delighted Head of Sixth Form, Nadia Dellagana-Campbell, commented: “The latest outcomes show that Bow’s Sixth Form provides a fantastic platform for our students to achieve their goals.
“We have worked hard to make sure applications to university and for apprenticeships are compelling, not just with these results but by showing how much students also achieve outside the classroom. I’m confident they can all look forward to bright careers and happy lives ahead of them.”
The overall progress data won’t be released until all the national data is collated, but Headteacher, Danny Lye, is pleased that students have excelled themselves: “I am delighted that so many students have exceeded the targets that they were set two years ago. It really is a testament to their hard work and the commitment of their teachers.”