Sixth form success
4th Sep 2017
Sixth form success
THE Sixth Form at Dyke House College is celebrating after posting A-level results that have put students on the path to success in higher education.
Dyke House, in Hartlepool, was proud to learn 32 per cent of its A-level students have secured a place at one of the top 30 highly-selective universities in the UK.
Two of those, Tom Clennett and Will Addison, have claimed places at Oxford and Cambridge respectively. They are the first from Dyke House to secure a place at Oxbridge.
Will gained three A* grades in Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics and will study Natural Sciences at Cambridge. Tom achieved three A* grades in Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Chemistry and will study Chemistry at Oxford.
Kate Hardy and Jonathan Totty both achieved results enabling them to do medicine at Newcastle University. They were accepted after achieving A*AB in their A-levels.
Talented golfer, Jack Ainscough, will head over to Colorado to begin a sports scholarship in the United States after spending the last four years on Dyke House's Elite Development Squad programme.
As with last year, over 90 per cent of students gained a place at university, with more than two-thirds securing places at their first-choice universities.
Head of Sixth Form Lee Garrett said: "I am really impressed with how they have taken every opportunity to fulfil aspirations. I am pleased their hard work and commitment has been rewarded with an outstanding set of
results which they fully deserve."
Other highlights include Lily Grant, who achieved 2A*s and 1A in Politics, English Literature and Geography and will study Liberal Arts at Durham University.
Andrew Busby achieved 3 A*s and 1 A in Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry, and will study Natural Sciences at Durham University.
The progress across the board will see students go on to study a range of courses at university, including costume design, criminology, engineering, history, creative writing, pharmacology and sport.
This year's results at Dyke House have been very pleasing but particularly in facilitating subjects.
For example, outcomes in English, Mathematics, Chemistry and Further Mathematics were particularly strong with many students gaining top grades.
In Further Mathematics 100 per cent of students gained the top grade of A* and over 57 per cent of Chemistry candidates gained an A or A* grade.
Many students who hope to go on to higher education have met or exceeded their conditional offers and that is testament to the hard work of the students.
Mr Garrett added: "Students will be leaving us to study all over the UK on a variety of courses. We are delighted that the students have performed so well and we wish them every success for the future. The relationships we create with the students mean we will keep in contact with them throughout their courses and are always on hand to offer any support should they need any."
Dyke House's Graduate Mentor, Claire Ungley, said: "For me its been lovely to see all the students' personal aspirations grow from year 12. They've put so much effort into super-curricular programmes and now those aspirations have become a reality. I can't wait to hear how they get on."