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Students in Futura Sixth triumphed in their first public exams, achieving very strong results in A-level and vocational qualifications.

These were the first formal public exams Year 13 had taken following the cancellation of their GCSEs two years ago because of coronavirus. The students showed great determination and resilience to overcome the challenges of interruptions to their learning caused by Covid-19 and come out with results that were up on 2019, the year before the pandemic began.

The top performers at IKB Academy were Weibo Ng  – A*A*A* and Aryna Ali –AAA.  Both students obtained their chosen first place at university, Southampton and Bristol. Jake Nichols achieved a Double Distinction* in engineering diploma and a grade C in maths, Jake has a degree apprenticeship and will study civil engineering at UWE Bristol.

IKB is specialist STEM School where 100% of the students entered for STEM subjects passed their A-level or equivalent qualifications; 75% of the students achieved a Distinction or above in the engineering diploma, one of the most popular subjects.

The top performers at Wellsway School were:

  • Harry Campbell – 4 A*s in Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Further Maths;
  • Emma Pearce  –  4 A*s in Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Further Maths;
  • Rebekah Bolton – 2 A*s in English Literature and Geography, and an A in Psychology;
  • Joe Snarr – 2 A*s in Maths and Further Maths, an A in economics and a B in Geography.

Also, to be commended are Oliver Turner (A*, A, A), Oliver Taviner (A*, A, A), James Cole (A*, A, A), Rose Parkinson (A*, A, B), Thomas May (A*, A, B), Luke Hutchings (A, A, A), Izma Hussain (A*, A, B) & Will Haskins (A*, A, B). Two further students to highlight are Thomas Dixon and Catherine Zainuddin who showed great progress during their Sixth Form studies.

As a truly comprehensive sixth form, catering for all abilities, we are pleased that almost all students have achieved grades which have enabled them to successfully progress to the next stage of their chosen route in either education, training or employment.

Overall, 65% of Wellsway students obtained a grade B or higher, and 87% a grade C or higher.  This shows a good improvement since our last set of formal examination results.

The top performers at SBL Academy were successful in achieving university places at Southampton, Portsmouth, Plymouth and the University of Arts in London, across a range of subjects from Geography, Biology and Marine Biology, Psychology, Sport and Exercise. SBL Academy also showed specific strength in supporting students into employment pathways, notably a solicitor degree apprenticeship and a number of nursing apprenticeships.

More than 40% students achieved  a grade A* – B and the school saw notable strong performances in Art, Photography, Sport & Exercise and Health and Social Care.

Futura Sixth continues to be the first choice for students that attend Wellsway School, SBL Academy and IKB Academy, with a growing cohort of external applicants who want to enrich and achieve in their sixth form studies.

To find out about places for 2022, please contact any of the schools.