The Arnewood School’s sixth form is celebrating a record year of results. Arnewood’s AS-level results has puts the school in the top 10% of all sixth forms in the country for achieving high grades. There were also successes for the ‘upper six’. More than 80% of last year’s A-level students got into their first choice university and 52% achieved A* to B grades, up five per cent on last year, with nearly one in five achieving straight A-grades. Headteacher of The Arnewood School, Nigel Pressnell, said: “We are very proud of the continued success of our sixth form. “Last year our Year 12 student’s results were independently benchmarked as placing Arnewood in the 10% of schools and colleges nationally at AS Level. “Our Year 13 students also achieved great success and we are so pleased that the vast majority of them secured their first choice university.” Among the students to get their first choice university were Oxford bound best friends Rachel Robinson and Tegan Gears. The girls are now reading Law and Maths respectively at Oxford University after securing six A*s between them. This year’s Year 11 students were given an introduction to life at the Russell Groups universities, thanks to a special event organised by Arnewood. Professor David Richards from Southampton University gave a special presentation on life at the country’s top universities. He said: “Being asked to talk to Year 11 students about Russell Group universities and the educational and employment benefits of attending a research university was an interesting challenge that really got me thinking. “To begin thinking about university before you have even taken your GCSEs might seem premature, odd even, but understanding the importance of those facilitating subjects that give you the greatest flexibility in your future university choices is vital. “This was made especially relevant as the Arnewood Sixth Form is extremely strong and supportive in these key subjects.” Students and parents interested in finding out more about The Arnewood School’s sixth form are invited to an open evening on Tuesday October 18, 6.30-8.30pm. ENDS Note to editors: For more information please contact Rachel Read, account director at Deep South Media, on 01202 534487.