Outstanding A Level Performances Lead to Offers from Oxford and Columbia
College celebrates excellent results
Staff and students were today celebrating another raft of excellent results. Despite concerns that reforms aimed at making A levels more rigorous would impact performance, Norbury Manor students actually improved on last year’s successes with 46% of exam results graded A*-B.
The 2% increase is testament to the hard work and positive attitudes of students as well as to the quality of teaching, preparation and pastoral support available to sixth formers at the college, all of which were recognised in Norbury Manor’s most recent Ofsted report (March 2017).
Almost 80% (79%) of our results were graded A*-C and, despite a fall in the overall pass rate nationwide, Norbury Manor students once again scored 99% at A*-E (well above the national average).
A further couple of statistics worth mentioning: 39% of the Year 13 cohort achieved at least one A or A* grade with 76% achieving a B grade or above.
There were some particularly noteworthy individual performances. Liberty Martin’s grades left her in the somewhat enviable predicament of having to choose between the University of Oxford and New York's Columbia University, two of the most prestigious institutions in the world. Liberty (pictured) said:
“I cannot believe I’m in this position! I’m extremely excited about the future and would like to thank all of the staff at Norbury Manor for being so supportive and for helping me get where I am today.”
Rubab Mirza, set to take up a place at the University of Nottingham, said:
“I was so relieved to get my results! I got two A grades and a B for my history, English literature, history and media studies A levels as well as an A* for my extended project. I worked hard but the support and encouragement I received from staff helped a lot, too. Now I’m looking forward to a career in law!”