PACA reports improved A-level performance

Posted On 17 Aug 2017 at 6:11 pm

The Portslade Aldridge Community Academy has reported an improvement in A-level performance, with a higher proportion of pupils achieving better grades.

PACA said: “The percentage of students achieving at least A* to A grade or equivalent has increased from 60 per cent to 73 per cent, with 82.9 per cent of students achieving at least one A* to B grade or its equivalent.

Sharon Durham and Lola-Mai Gurr

“Some 44 per cent of all grades this year awarded were A or A* or the equivalent.

“This is in addition to an impressive 100 per cent pass rate in vocational qualifications.

“An increased number of students achieved three qualifications at the highest grades (37 per cent).

“In IT, sport and travel and tourism qualifications 100 per cent of students achieved the equivalent of A*/B*.

“In media 85 per cent of students and in business 75 per cent of students achieved the top grades.

“Fifty per cent of art students and 20 per cent of photography students achieved A*s.

“Among the students celebrating were Clarice Genova, who achieved ABBC (Italian, chemistry, maths and physics, respectively), and Jack Kelly and Thomas Gun who both achieved D*D* in both IT Subsidiary Diploma and Media Diploma (equivalent to 3.5 A* to B at A level).

“Ben Buckwell, Ben Burgess, Luke Edwards and Luke Kramer all achieved three Distinction* grades.

“Lola-Mai Gurr is also celebrating achieving A*s in both her art and photography A levels.”

Lola-Mai said: “I’ve had such a fantastic time year at PACA6 and PACA. I’m so grateful to all of the staff, especially Ms Durham who’s been a fantastic inspiration to me and all my peers.

“I’ve made some fantastic friends and I have learned so much from the amazing teachers.

“I’m really looking forward to starting my art degree at Brighton University.”

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