The last two academic years for Childwall Sports and Science Academy Sixth Form has seen enormous change. Spurred by a change in leadership of both the sixth form and the whole academy, we have applied a great deal of resources to raising the aspirations of our sixth form students.
Our mission statement is to make sure that: “All students leave with the values and life skills to actively engage in society, and to succeed at university or any path they choose” because we know that every child has the right to the best education. We strive to deliver them the opportunity to leave us at the end of their sixth form career with no door closed to their future.
This highly academic but supportive community ethos that we value above all else is the reason that even through a period of great national educational turmoil; we have seen sustained and rapid improvement in our post-16 student achievement.
Great successes seen this year are vocational results that place our students in the top 10% of all vocational cohorts nationally. The average grade in these courses being the equivalent of an A*; some courses we offer, saw no student in fact, gain anything less than a distinction* grade (which is the vocational equivalent of an A*). Our average grade is two grades higher than the national average for vocational qualifications.
We were also tremendously pleased to see a 100% level 3 student pass rate and a 100% success in applications to join higher education, a number of which were to Russel Group universities. We were also thrilled to be able to congratulate a number of students in achieving the infamous, coveted and elusive A* grade in some A Levels.
Given that this is the second year in a row we have seen a dramatic increase in our sixth form results, we continue to believe that our ethos and extremely high aspirations for all students will see further success in the new academic year. Especially when coupled with our diverse curriculum, outstanding pastoral support and creative teaching