A Level Examination Results 2018
Students and staff at Sponne School in Towcester are celebrating another excellent set of A Level results this year with many individuals achieving outstanding grades. Despite new specifications and a return to the two year A Level programme, results have remained very similar to previous years and most students continue to achieve the highest grades available. Just under 50% of students gained the very highest A*-B grades with all students passing. Students did particularly well with the very highest grades of A* and A grade with more than a third of all students achieving at least one of these.
Amongst the many delighted students today was one who achieved A*’s in all 4 of his subjects, James Odwell, who will be studying Engineering at Oxford University in the new academic year. Tom Massey achieved 3 A*s and 1A, while Nick Green, Luis Lopes, Hal Pilkington and Beatrix Wagner all gained 1A* and 2A grades. In addition to this, Natasha Partridge, Elliot Hutton, Elena Warner, Matthew Wheeler and Ruth Wright all achieved the equivalent of 3 A grades. Many other students gained at least 1 A* or A in their set of results.
Headteacher Mr Iain Massey said: “We are really proud of our students who have done so well in gaining these excellent results. It is reassuring that the grades reflect the hard work that students put in and the outstanding teaching and support provided by the staff at Sponne School. Well done to all our students, including those who have secured their first choice university places.”
Miss Victoria Austin, Head of Sixth Form from Sponne, said: “I am always amazed by the high standards our students achieve and want to congratulate them on their excellent results. I am so pleased for them and wish them all the best in the future”.
A very warm welcome to Sponne School
A very warm welcome to Sponne School.
It has been an excellent start to 2017 with our 232 new Year 7 students having settled into their routines really well and all other students very focused and seemingly pleased to be back at school and learning positively. We have also welcomed a number of new students to Year 12 who have found their feet incredibly quickly and are already proving to be good role models to our younger students. We work hard to ensure that learning is at the centre of all that we do and are very proud of the achievements of our current and past students.
Sponne is a vibrant learning environment and we encourage all of our students to actively engage in all that we offer. Many events take place in addition to our ‘normal’ planned lessons and details for some of these can be found on our website.
I hope that you will find helpful information on our website but do contact us if you would like any further details.
Although quite a while ago now, we had an Ofsted visit in October 2012 and we were very pleased with the outcomes: inspectors judged Sponne to be an Outstanding School. The inspection team also found student achievement, the quality of teaching and leadership and management to be outstanding. We were delighted with the outcome and the report can be found on our website. However, we have not been complacent and we continue to work on improving the wellbeing of our students whilst ensuring that the progress of their learning is maintained. We were particularly pleased to receive our Progress 8 score for the Summer GCSE results of +0.63 which shows that every grade the students achieved was on average more than half a grade higher than national expectations; the students did incredibly well and I am very pleased for them.
I do hope that you will find our school an excellent community of learning where students thrive on success.
Mr Iain Massey