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Best results in history of school.

STUDENTS in Year 13 at Kenton School have secured the best results in the school's history. Nearly 30% of all examination entries resulted in an A or an A*, whilst 85% of all entries achieved a C grade or better.

These results are even more remarkable when one considers Kenton's comprehensive ethos, providing an excellent Sixth Form education to students of all abilities and backgrounds - regardless of achievement at Year 11.

The success of the sixth form really mirrors the school motto of 'All Different All Equal.'.

Head of sixth form Andy Clark said "We are so proud of the achievements of our Year 13 students. They have worked tirelessly to achieve their potential and they are now well placed to begin the next phase of their lives, be that in further education, apprenticeship or full - time employment. We wish every single student the very best of luck."

Kenton offers a broad curriculum designed to reflect its comprehensive ethos. Courses range from entry level to A level providing pathways for students of all academic abilities.

The art department regularly achieves some of the strongest results in the country, while results in traditional A level subjects like maths, English language, English literature, history and geography were excellent this year. Students studying vocational options such as sport, engineering, travel and tourism and beauty achieved a record number of distinction and distinction* grades.

"Kenton School places a huge emphasis on pastoral support. This ethos is mirrored in Sixth Form, with all students designated a personal tutor to support them through what can be a stressful two years. Kenton is proud of its outstanding Attendance record throughout the school. This is mirrored in sixth form where staff have high expectations of students. These standards are rewarded innovatively.For example, the school pays for five free driving lessons for students with high levels of attendance and commitment, as well as heavily subsidising our annual trip to Alton Towers.

As the school looks forward to the next academic year, the sixth form curriculum has been developed further. New courses in ethics and philosophy, maths (for students achieving a B or C at GCSE maths) and product design have been introduced.

The school has extended the amount of teaching time for any student wishing to raise their grade in GCSE English and maths. And students will now be able to take single and double options in a range of vocational subjects like sport and travel and tourism.

Any students interested in sixth form at Kenton School should attend the Enrolment morning on Friday August 22, from 9am, bringing GCSE results certificates with them or phone 0191 214 2200 to discuss their future with the head of sixth form.

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David Pearmain, |headteacher at Kenton School

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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Aug 20, 2014
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