Island’s Best Ever A-Level Results
Students at the IPACA Sixth Form achieved 100% pass rate in BTEC and Technical Qualifications and a 90.63% pass rate in A-Level examinations. The results represent a three-year improvement in data for the Portland Academy Sixth Form which opened it’s doors in 2013. Speaking about the success, Acting Principal Gary Spracklen said, ‘Today’s results are testament of the hard work, dedication and commitment of our IPACA Sixth Form students, teaching staff and wider IPACA team. They supplement our improving results in EYFS, KS1 and KS2 and I am certain they will be followed up next week with improved GCSE results’.
Among the successful scholars, Harvey Camp achieved three strong A-Level passes in English Language, Sociology and Philosophy while fellow scholar Rhys Hudgell also achieved three strong A-Level passes in Engineering, Philosophy and Law. There was also particular success for BTEC Dance, a specialism of the IPACA Sixth Form with all students achieving the coveted ‘Distinction Star’ grade, the highest grade possible. Head of Sixth Form Ange Williams speaking about the success in Dance states, ‘I couldn’t be more proud of the students who all achieved a Distinction Star grade in their BTEC Level 3 Dance. This puts them among the highest performing Dancers in the country and I am certain many of them will go on to have very successful careers in their chosen profession. They are a credit to IPACA and a credit to Portland’.
Speaking about the future, Acting Principal Gary Spracklen concludes, ‘All of this hard work provides a solid platform for Atlantic Academy to move forward with and deliver even more success in the years to come. While there will be no Sixth Form on Portland in September, I am confident that post-16 provision will return in due course to the Island. The success we have achieved this year should provide plenty of appetite to do so’.
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