School delighted and proud of students’ A-level and Diploma results success
The Northern School of Art, which recently had the long-standing Ofsted Outstanding grading for its Middlesbrough campus reconfirmed at inspection, is pleased to report very strong A-level and Diploma results for the first cohort of students to study at its new purpose-built Newport Road campus.
With an A-level pass rate of 100%, an impressive 85% achieved A*-C grades, with nearly two-thirds (62%) achieving high grades (A*- B). Almost a quarter (23%) of entries were the highest A* or A grades.
For students studying an Extended Diploma (equivalent to 3 A-levels) 37% achieved a Distinction, equivalent to 3 A* grades at A-level. A further 25% achieved a merit, equivalent to 3 B grades at A-level.
Dr Martin Raby, Principal & Chief Executive at The Northern School of Art, said: “I am delighted for our students – they have achieved excellent results in this first post-COVID year.
“These students had GCSEs blighted by the first year of COVID-19 lockdown. Staff have worked extraordinarily hard over two years to ensure that our students achieved to their full potential, and I am pleased that so many will be able to go on to their choice of university.”
Rob Kane, Head of FE at The Northern School of Art, added: “There is no doubt the past couple of years have had a significant impact on all learners across the country due to COVID-19. As we have returned to traditional teaching methods many of our young people have had to overcome various challenges in order to prepare for the rigour of studying exam-based qualifications.
“We are therefore extremely proud of the progress our learners have made due to their commitment to learning, with the support of our highly skilled teaching and support staff. We wish them well with their next steps.”
Further information about the School’s range of creative qualifications is available HERE