A-levels: Academy ‘really pleased’ with results

The Aylesbury Vale Academy at Berryfields, Aylesbury
The Aylesbury Vale Academy at Berryfields, Aylesbury

Aylesbury Vale Academy has praised its students after the announcement of this morning’s A-level results.

Seventy-two per cent of students achieved one or more A-level at A-C grade, 53% achieved two or more A-level A-C grade and 14% achieved three or more A-level A-C grade.

Vice principal of the academy Anna Haslam said: “We are really pleased with the results again this year and proud of the achievements of every one of our students.

“They have all worked incredibly hard to achieve these results.

“Most of our students achieved three or more A-levels or their equivalent which includes BTEC, and six students have the highest possible award in their BTEC courses.

“Almost 25 per cent of the grades were A* to B at A level or BTEC.”

Although the majority of academy students have in the past gone straight into work, 14 students (38%) applied to university with eight more continuing studying or starting apprenticeships including in events management.

Ms Haslam added: “Courses our students have applied for range from air transport with commercial pilot training and psychology and criminology to events management and drama and theatre studies.

“Our students are also feeling more equipped to venture further afield with students going to Manchester, Southampton and Loughborough, as well as those closer to home like Bucks New University, Oxford Brookes and Bedfordshire.”