Gold Standard Results at Sir John Deane's
Sir John Deane’s Sixth Form College continues to build upon its proud grammar school tradition with yet another year of exceptional A level results. Results in 2015 saw the College ranked as the fifth highest performing sixth form college in the country for Achievement and this year’s results are even better.
Students achieved an overall pass rate of 99% with over 62% of passes at the highest grades (A*, A, B) and more than 600 students sharing in high grade success. There were also 100% pass rates in 27 subjects.
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A delighted Kerry Kirkwood, Principal at Sir John Deane’s, said “We are an ambitious sixth form and are totally focused on achieving the highest standards for our students. Results day is a very proud day for teachers, students and parents. It’s wonderful to see so many smiling faces and happy families. My warmest congratulations to everyone.”
Core and STEM subjects including Mathematics, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, English and Geography did particularly well – with all significantly above the national average for A* to B grades. In Mathematics 73% of students achieved A* or A.
Cambridge graduate and Head of Mathematics, Michael Griffiths, commented “Our specialist Mathematics teachers set the highest expectations and our students rise to the challenge. I’m incredibly proud of our students’ achievements.”
There were some incredible individual successes with 86 students gaining all A*s and As and 20 students achieving three A*s or better. They are: Joseph Adams (Knutsford County High School), Matthew Addison (Weaverham High School), Callie Bloodworth (Cransley School), Megan Crossley (University of Chester Academy Northwich), Connor Hanson (The County High School Leftwich), Ben Lakeland (Hartford High School), Christopher Malley (Weaverham High School), Holly Maydew (Biddulph High School), Jessica Mitchell (Malbank School), Jack Molloy (Hartford High School), Lauren Owers (Cransley School), Jamaine Palin (Sandbach High School), Andrew Peak (Weaverham High School), Georgina Platt (The Grange School), Rianna Russell (Bridgewater County High School), Michael Sheridan (Middlewich High School), Cameron Slater (Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School), Georgina Taylor (Christleton High School), Matthew Taylor (Bishops (Bluecoat) CE High School), Samuel Turley (Weaverham High School)
11 students have secured their Oxbridge places, 5 will begin their training to become doctors and some 700 students head off to study at prestigious and high performing universities.
Head Boy, Thomas Marquand, who achieved 4 A grades had the final word. “SJD has once again taken home the gold with this outstanding set of results. On behalf of all my fellow students I’m extremely proud.”