School reaches top of the summit in A-level results

The Arnewood School is celebrating three of its A-level subjects being highlighted as producing among the best results in the south-east. Pictured: Back row, from left to right Head of Sixth Form, Mark Colman, Fiona Nation (psychology), Simon King (maths). Front row from left to right students Jake Fields, Daisy Sheppard, Rafferty Hussey.

The Arnewood School is celebrating three of its A-level subjects being highlighted as producing among the best results in the south-east. Pictured: Back row, from left to right Head of Sixth Form, Mark Colman, Fiona Nation (psychology), Simon King (maths). Front row from left to right students Jake Fields, Daisy Sheppard, Rafferty Hussey.

A New Forest school has received official recognition for being among the best in the south-east for three A-level subjects.

The Arnewood School features in the prestigious ALPS (A Level Performance Systems) Directory, which highlights schools that have been ‘consistently strong’ in their teaching and examination results.

And the New Milton school has been highlighted as having some of the best results in the south east of England (including south London), in maths, psychology and law.

For both maths and law Arnewood scored a Grade 2, which means the results are officially ‘outstanding’ and places it in the top 90-99% percentile.

In psychology the school received a Grade 3, which is an ‘excellent’ rating and means its average results from the last three years puts it in the 7589% percentile.

Headteacher, Nigel Pressnell, said: “We are delighted to feature in the ALPS Directory, which is produced by the Regional Schools’ Commissioner and is aimed at sharing effective practice for raising standards across the region.

“In this edition of the directory, schools that have produced consistently strong results in individual subjects over the last three years are highlighted.

“This tops off great success for our sixth form which last year produced our best overall A-levels results, putting us in the top 10% of sixth forms nationally.”

The ALPS A Level Directory of Good Practice 2017 was created using data provided by schools across the region.

It can be used to identify providers with consistently strong and rapidly improving departments to enhance collaboration between schools, colleges and academies.

In 2017 Arnewood saw 100% of its students secure the A* to E pass grades, with more than one in five students (21%) achieving A* to As across the board and more than half (52%) receiving A* to B grades.ENDS

 

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