Sixth form students massively surpass national expectations

17th August, 2018

The second cohort of the new Skinners’ Academy sixth form students can be proud of themselves as they celebrate results which are on average a whole grade more than anticipated (based on ‘realistic but aspirational’ ALPS target setting).


“Be the best you can” is the Academy motto – and it’s personified by the majority of sixth form students who exceeded their individual aspirational targets with results that are significantly better than the good results from 2017.


The average grade this year is just shy of a B and highlights from this year’s results include:

  • All 9 Business BTEC students gaining the highest possible qualification – triple Distinction*
  • 100% A*-E pass rate in 21 of the 24 subjects offered at the Academy
  • Just under three quarters (74%) of candidates achieved above their target grades

The line-up of Business BTEC students who achieved top grades of triple distinction* include Owura Addai; Victor Dos Santos; Gokay Emre; Kevin Heredia Arango; Reinako Jones; Leonardo Reis; Anil Sasmaz; Sumayyah Shafi; and Emanoelle Volpato. Their destinations include Queen Mary University of London; University of Southampton; Lancaster University and more, to be confirmed following the adjustment process.


Top A-level students include Berfin Kama (AAA) and Armend Bajraktari (A*A*C) who will be studying Economics with Philosophy at the University of Leeds and Architecture at Oxford Brookes, respectively.


Two of this year’s cohort are already on their post Skinners’ Academy sixth form journey, having started apprenticeships at Mediacom in July.


Tim Clark, principal at Skinners’ Academy says “Our new sixth form is going from strength to strength and we are pleased that the hard work and persistence of our Year 13s has resulted in progression onto some excellent UK universities, with some students having started quality apprenticeships. We wish them all the best for the future and encourage them to keep in touch. Some are already lined up to attend our careers fair in the autumn, to encourage current students to continue to ‘be the best they can’.”