Post 16 Results
Today, students at The Whitstable School secured places at a range of universities and other destinations following strong A Level and vocational results.
Although national examinations were cancelled, students have been assessed on a range of criteria including their performance in mock assessments and coursework. The good results follow an upward trend in the school over several years and an increase in numbers of pupils choosing to stay on and join the school’s successful sixth form.
Particular highlights included amazing textiles A Level results with all students achieving A* - B grades (in line with previous years). 100% of students secured pass grades for all subjects and there were additional top grades in art, photography and traditional academic A Levels like mathematics. BTECs also did very well, with a range of subjects securing Distinction and Distinction star results (including particularly excellent Business results).
In addition to running traditional A Levels, another popular choice at the school is the International Baccalaureate Careers Programme which covers a mixture of vocational and academic pathways building towards internationally recognised qualifications. Students received their IB Diploma results in subjects including Social and Cultural Anthropology, Maths, English Literature and Geography. IB grades are awarded on a 1-7 scale, with 7 being the highest. The Whitstable School students achieved 100% grades 7 - 4 in their courses with 46% Grade 7 – 6. The Reflective Project grades were also amazing with 47% A grades. All grades for IBCP were awarded based on external assessment and moderation.
Headteacher Ana Gibson was very pleased for sixth form students, saying “The students have worked incredibly hard despite challenging circumstances and their results are fantastic. This is all part of our ‘Learn Locally, Think Globally’ vision. Our sixth form offers a broad and balanced curriculum and prepares students well for further study and the workplace.”