FGS Sixth Form students secure record first choice destinations!

Posted at 10:25 am on 24th August, 2022

Students and staff at Flixton Girls School Sixth Form are celebrating excellent A Level and BTEC results this year following a return to the first formal examinations since 2019.

Everyone has worked exceptionally hard to overcome the disruption to learning caused by the pandemic, with students bravely facing unfamiliar territory. Having missed the opportunity to sit GCSE examinations in 2020 due to school closures, and not having sat any formal examinations since their year 6 SATs in 2015, they have navigated remote learning, class bubbles, Covid isolation periods and prolonged sickness absences.

We are pleased to have seen an increase in our A* achievements, which have doubled compared with 2019, and continued a strong A grade performance. Over 74% of our grades were A* to C with 43% at A* to B, in line with our 2019 results. Our 99% A Level pass rate ensured that a record three quarters of students secured their first-choice placement at University, with the rest being supported to secure suitable alternative places.

The school's ongoing commitment to promoting careers within STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Maths) subjects has seen yet another year on year rise in the number of students following this pathway...

• Armeen Anas was the top performer in the year group achieving A* AA in Photography, Biology and Chemistry and is off to study Biomedical Sciences at the University of Manchester this September.

• Hannah McIntosh successfully gained a place to study Mechanical Engineering at the University of Lancaster whilst Ayat Ahmad is looking forward to studying Pharmaceutical Chemistry at Manchester Metropolitan University.

• Khadeeja Hussain will fulfil her aspiration to become a paramedic by going to Staffordshire University to study Paramedic Science.

Additionally, another 8 students are doing degree courses within the health, social care and education sectors, demonstrating the success of the school's commitment to support students' social and moral health aspirations.

We have also seen another increase in students securing a range of apprenticeship opportunities including sought after higher level apprenticeships.

• Lucy Thorniley commences with BDI Structural Solutions, a company that works with structural engineers, after successfully completing her A Level studies in Physics, Mathematics and Business Studies.

• Libby Cartledge has secured a banking apprenticeship with HSBC, following success in Business Studies, Philosophy and Geography A Levels.

In addition, several students have secured work-based learning opportunities within childcare, uniformed services and the armed forces. Our students are not afraid of working on the frontline!

Head of Sixth Form Nyla McKenna said:
"I'm so proud of the dedication and commitment demonstrated by everyone involved to achieve these results. I've seen the amount of work that both students and staff have put in over the last two years and beyond, and they really do deserve this success".

Headteacher Dorothy Trussell said:
"It has been a privilege to see our Sixth Form grow and flourish over the years in terms of numbers of students, courses and results. I am especially proud to have supported this cohort of the "Flixton family" all the way from their year 6 transition and throughout their journey to become confident, successful adults. I wish them every happiness in the next phase of their lives, whether that be at university, in apprenticeships or in paid employment and look forward to seeing what they achieve in the future. As we embark on our historic 90th anniversary year as a school community, we envisage even more students signing up to the Sixth Form this September.

FGS Sixth Form is a well-established education provision based at Flixton Girls School in partnership with Trafford College. We have secured yet another set of excellent results, despite the adverse circumstances, which demonstrates the quality of our post-16 provision. Our community can be confident in our ability to maximise academic outcomes and eradicate inequality to enable our young people to move on to their first-choice destinations."


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