Hot off the Press #School #News MiltonKeynes
We are often asked on Mum to Mum Milton Keynes for Nursery and School recommendations. Selling their houses to be ‘In Catchment (even though this does not guarantee you a space at your local school now)
So here are some of the ‘Secondary School’ Highlights of 2015
The Radcliffe School, Wolverton
“Pupils and staff at The Radcliffe School, Wolverton are celebrating a year of excellent A-level and B-tec results today (13/08/15), as the school carries on improving year-on-year.
Two pupils have been accepted into Oxford University, while 18 per cent of the school’s year 13 students have offers to study at Russell Group Universities – of which the majority of the UK’s top universities are members.”
Radcliffe School, Wolverton
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The transfer from Year 6 in Primary School to Year 7 in Secondary School is managed by Milton Keynes Council.
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Shenley Brook End High School, Milton Keynes.
At Shenley Brook End High School two top performing students are set for very exciting futures as they look at the prospect of enrolling at the prestigious Cambridge and Oxford Universities.
Keira Hamilton, 18, is set to study Natural Sciences at Cambridge University after achieving four A* grades in Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Further Maths.
Meanwhile, fellow student Ben Sims is set for Oxford to study English after gaining two A* in History and Philosophy and an A in English”.
“Shenley Brook End School is a vibrant and exciting community. We aim to provide an outstanding, positive learning environment and value the high quality of relationships that enable this to be true of all aspects of school life.
We support and encourage our students to try their best to achieve success in all areas and help prepare them for their future choices, not only in their academic learning, but also within other areas such as music, sport, art and drama”.
Hazeley Academy, Milton Keynes.
The Hazeley Academy in Milton Keynes achieved their best A-Level results yet this morning (August 13).
“Today thanks to another momentous team effort from students, staff, governors and parents, Y13 students from the Hazeley Academy opened another set of record results. Over 50% of the students on many of the A2 courses gained the top A*-B grades, this included those studying Mathematics, Further Maths, Biology, English Literature, English language, PE and ICT. Overall in excess of 40% of all of the A2 results were A*-B grades. The results on the vocational course of Business Studies, Media, IT and Health and Social Care were equally impressive with every student achieving the top grades Distinction*. These results are testament to the hard work of students and staff.
What makes’ these grades so pleasing are the stories and futures of individual students that sit behind them. One student will be using their perfect set of A* to study Medicine at East Anglia, another will be reading Pharmacy at Nottingham. Others include:
Received A*s to study Geography at Leicester
Received A*s to read Psychology at Warwick
Received top grades and secured a place at Exeter to study Mathematics
Received A grades and will study Actuarial Science at East Anglia.
Many other students who joined the sixth form relatively modest GCSE grades have achieved just as much or even more progress over their two years at Hazeley and now have the qualifications that they need to secure excellent places either in employment or university.
It is obviously exceptionally rewarding to see so many students making such fantastic progress, achieve such excellent grades and secure such prestigious places at university or excellent jobs. However even more pleasing is seeing them leave as rounded individuals ready to take on the challenges of the next stages of their lives full of Character, Confidence and Creativity.”
Mr Nelson – Principal
Walton High, Walnut Tree, Milton Keynes
“A-Levels: Fifty-nine per cent of Walton High students awarded at least one A* or A at A Level.
Post 16 students at Walton High are once again celebrating excellent examination results with the percentage of students gaining the highest grades increasing this year with 59 per cent of students awarded at least one A*/A at A level or Distinction*/Distinction in BTEC.”
“Not all our A level students choose to go on to university. After successfully completing his A levels in Business Studies, Economics and Music Tech, Alex Shoel has been offered an Apprenticeship with the internationally renowned engineering firm Doosan Babcock. Against stiff competition from 3000 applicants he was awarded one of the 17 places available.
At BTEC a pass rate of 100% with 81% of grades awarded at Distinction*/Distinction demonstrates Walton High’s continued success in providing vocational programmes of study.”
Oakgrove School, Middleton
” Students from Oakgrove School off to Cambridge, Warwick and Birmingham!
Oakgrove School has achieved outstanding A Level results this summer, with 55% of all entries being awarded A* – B grades. This is yet another set of landmark results adding to the Sixth Form’s six year history. Students also achieved the highest ever points per entry with an impressive 216 point average.
University applications have been hugely successful with students studying a variety of degree courses including Mechanical Engineering, Politics and Parliamentary Studies, Biomedical Sciences, Criminology and Sociology, and Business Management.
Top achievers included Sophie Aitken, who earned a place to read Modern Foreign Languages at Cambridge, achieving an A* in French and Mathematics and A grades in English Literature and History.”
Ousedale School, Newport Pagnell & Olney.
Ousedale School has enjoyed yet another year of outstanding Post-16 results and is celebrating its incredible results with 52% of entries gaining an A* – B grade and 25% of entries graded A*-A. This once again demonstrates the excellent standards that have been set over the past 10 Years.
“Ousedale School is an 11-19 mixed comprehensive academy based on two campuses, one in Newport Pagnell for 1500 students aged 11-19 and a second in Olney catering for 600 students aged 11-16. We have an absolute belief that all children can succeed and become successful learners. Ofsted visited the school in May 2012, assessing us against the new, more rigorous framework. We were delighted to be rated good with outstanding features in all categories.
In 2012 we were the top performing state secondary school in Milton Keynes and surpassed all schools in Bedfordshire at GCSE where our students achieved 77% 5+A*-C (including English and Maths). In 2013 we exceeded this record breaking the figure by a further 1%, achieving 78% 5+A-C in English and Maths. In January 2014 we received recognition from the Department for Education for consistently achieving outstanding results over the last three years and received two national awards as our students had achieved some of the best 8 GCSEs results nationally, including English and Maths; this places us in the top 100 of schools in England.”
Stantonbury Campus, Milton Keynes
Stantonbury Campus saw almost 150 student’s complete courses at the school this year with 80 per cent of students achieving the grades they need for university entry.
The school also saw 37 per cent of students awarded A* to B grades.
This year’s results which were achieved at the new Cooksey Sixth Form Centre that opened last autumn will see around 20 per cent of students attend Russell Group universities.
In addition, almost 60 students completed practical vocational courses in sport, the arts and science with an average grade of Distinction, a first-rate achievement and a growing strength of the Sixth Form.
Chris Williams, retiring Principal said, “Congratulations to students and staff on another fine set of results. It’s great to see Stantonbury sustaining its improvement.”
Denbigh School, Shenley Church End, Milton Keynes
“A-level results 2015: 99.8 per cent of Denbigh School students pass their exams”
Denbigh School is celebrating a year of high A-level results and success, as nearly 100 per cent of their students pass their exams. The number of students who achieved at least AAB in three Facilitating Subjects – the sciences, maths, English, languages, history and geography – was double that of last year.
The school’s top 10 students scored the equivalent of four A*/A grades each. While Denbigh’s overall student pass rate was a whopping 99.8 per cent. A number of students gained places on coveted courses such as medicine and dentistry, at prestigious Russell Group universities.
Andy Squires, Denbigh’s head teacher, said: “I am very proud of what our students have achieved in their Year 13 examinations. This is a result of their hard work and resilience over the last two years.
“Students, staff and parents, rightly, have high aspirations; I am therefore delighted that our students have secured top university places, apprenticeships and employment opportunities within their chosen fields. Particularly pleasing is that results this year at A level have risen in every measure.”
A-Level results 2015: Milton Keynes College achieve first increase in high level grades since 2011
Students from Milton Keynes College have today received their A and AS Level results, achieving the college’s first recorded increase in high level (A*-B) grades since 2011.
Milton Keynes Academy
“Milton Keynes Academy sixth form students were celebrating record results after they had nervously opened their result envelopes for A Level and BTEC courses on results day.
Causing particular celebration amongst the large numbers applying for University were the 93% who were accepted by their first choice – including 4 who were awarded very competitive scholarships to support their next step in to Higher Education. Particularly pleasing was the sharp increase from 39% last year to 62% this year in students who have achieved at least one grade at A grade or equivalent.
The Academy has one of the fastest growing sixth forms in the City, and the Principal, Mr Dara Carroll, congratulated students as they reaped the rewards of their hard work. He commented “The Academy continues to make steady progress in terms of its results throughout the school, and it is a pleasure to see so many of our sixth form students going forward to study further at their first choice of University, or starting their working career in a high quality apprenticeship. I know how hard they have worked, and want to congratulate each and every one of them“.
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A teenager from Milton Keynes came up with an unusual way to open her ‘A’ Level results – in a wind tunnel @ Airkix MK.
18-year-old Zoe Atkins struggled to open the envelope, but eventually managed to read her results.
So all in all it looks like the Secondary schools in MK are doing great! Thus making homes in the Shenley’s, Hazeley, Newport Pagnell, Olney, Middleton, Wolverton and Walnut Tree, very desirable areas to live in.
Congratulations to the A Level Kids of 2015