Kedleston Group is pleased to announce the 2016 exam results of the students. Across the company’s seven secondary schools, pupils achieved a range of qualifications with more than 320 separate achievements recorded for students across more than 40 different qualifications on offer.
Pupils were celebrating successes in GCSEs, with almost 150 of the exams being passed by students, with a third of them being A*-C grades. Some top achievers within the group included a young person at Wings Nottingham who notched up seven 7 A*-C grades while Arc Ansley saw two young people achieve six each between those grades.
Michael Webster, Education Quality Assurance & Compliance Manager, said: “Kedleston Group pupils achieved on average seven nationally recognised qualifications each from the 43 different qualifications available to young people in year 11 this year. Pupils had opportunity to undertake courses in diverse areas such as Sociology, Indoor Climbing, Life Saving, photography and even Power boating! We saw high achievements in Maths, English, Statistics and ICT also.
“Away from GCSEs, students achieved extremely highly in Functional Skills qualifications in Maths, English and ICT and there has been a 20% increase in the different qualifications available for young people to study at our schools in the last two years. The breadth of qualification choices allows our schools to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse population of young people.
“We’re delighted that 100% of our leavers this year are going onto further education, employment or training.”
Kedleston operates schools which provide educational settings for young people with social, emotional and mental health difficulties. Many of the students supported by the schools have experienced significant challenges during their education and in many cases, have been out of education for months or years before coming to a Kedleston School.
The schools are focused on helping young people have the tools they need to succeed when they leave school, getting them ready for further education and the workplace.
Chief Executive Lee Reed said: “We’re delighted with the great exam results the pupils at schools across Kedleston have achieved whether they are GCSE, Functional Skills or Duke of Edinburgh for example; each and every one is a great achievement.
“These will help them achieve those things they wish to in the future and prepare them for life after the school environment. There is a huge sense of pride when a child achieves in school and as an organisation we are focused on supporting young people to be prepared for their futures and help them gain skills and vocational experience also. ”
Kedleston has a range of residential and day schools across the UK and pupils from High Peak School in Cheshire, Olsen House School in Liverpool, Wings School Cumbria, Wings School Notts, Arc Schools Ansley and Old Arley in Warwickshire, and Leaways School in London all sat a range of GCSE examinations and alternatives in a range of subjects.
You can see the full exam results by school by clicking these links: