A Level results - steady and sustained improvement at Cowes Enterprise College

An increase in overall subject attainment and sparkling performance in vocational subjects headline another successful season for students in Year 13 at Cowes Enterprise College in 2017.

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The Academy has a broad access policy and students from a wide range of prior attainments have worked tremendously hard to achieve results that are broadly in line with similar students from across the country.

There were particularly strong performances from:

  • Ines Andrade (AAB) – planning to read English at the University of Southampton
  • Daisy Cody (AAA) – intending to study medicine from 2018
  • Joe Barry (AAC) – planning to read banking and finance at the University of Essex
  • Georgia Pragnell (A*AC) – planning to become an actor at the University of Creative Arts
  • Jack Armstrong (ABC) – planning to read geography at the University of Southampton or the University of Brighton
  • Darcy Hedley (ABB) – planning to read English literature at the University of Sussex
  • Alys Schirmer (ABB) – planning to read biological medicine at the University of Bristol
  • Lauren West (A*BB) – planning to read law at Plymouth University

In vocational subjects, Nicole Pascual and Gabriel Sison both excelled with the equivalent of A*A*A in business studies. Nicole is going to read business management at the University of Southampton and Gabriel is going to do an HND in Computer and Software Development at the Isle of Wight College.

Ines Andrade joined Cowes from another Island school following some significant bullying issues in Key Stage 3. As well as being an excellent student, she has a fabulous creative flair and designs, makes and wears some highly original clothing! Ines is the first person in her family to go to university and has been offered unconditional places at Durham and Southampton to read History and English. Her results (A English, A Philosophy and Ethics, B History) reflect a great deal of hard work. To receive unconditional offers from top Russell Group universities is a credit to both the quality of her application and the excellent tutoring and support she has received from the Academy to encourage her to aspire to the best.

Her achievements exemplify the ambition of Cowes and the OAT to enable students from all backgrounds to access top universities.

John Peckham, Outgoing Principal of Cowes Enterprise College, said:

"I am immensely proud of these students, as I know how hard they have worked and, in some cases, the significant obstacles that they have had to overcome. I would also like to thank their teachers for their dedication and commitment to provide the opportunities, teaching and encouragement that have made these wonderful achievements possible.

"These results confirm that Cowes is now firmly on the road to becoming the school of choice for the Island, both at Year 7 and Year 12."

Overall headlines for the academy:

  • Average grades up from 2016
  • 90% of A-level entries achieved a pass grade
  • 100% of vocational entries achieved a Distinction or Distinction* grade
  •  A-level value-added around the national average
  • Vocational value-added further improved on last year’s strong performance to be well above the national average
  • Four students achieved the equivalent of AAB or better
  • 31 students achieved pass grades in at least 3 subjects at A-level or equivalent
  • 6 students achieved places in Russell Group Universities
  • 100% of the students applying to university were successfully offered a place