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Students at the Victory Academy are today celebrating a set of outstanding exams results in both A Level and vocational qualifications – with strong improvements shown across the board.
The average A Level grade achieved by students increased by an impressive whole grade from 2016, while results in vocational subjects were truly outstanding, with students on average attaining half a grade higher than their targets in all subjects.
In particular, students performed excellently in Art and Product Design, with results exceeding the national average by more than a full grade. In addition, the percentage of students who have achieved the top distinctions in BTEC Sport, Health and Social Care, and Art and Design is well above the national average.
In the humanities, impressive progress was again made, with the number of A*-B grades rising from previous years.
As a result of their success, students will take up places at acclaimed universities across the country, including the Universities of Kent, Roehampton, Canterbury Christchurch, and the University for the Creative Arts.
They will study subjects ranging from Automotive Transport Design, Product Design, Philosophy and Sociology, Media, Culture and Identity, and Journalism.
Aimee Durling is in high spirits after achieving starred distinctions in BTEC Sport, specialising in Developing, Coaching and Fitness. She will go on to study Physical Education and Sport at the University of Greenwich, having previously played an influential role in encouraging girls at the school to engage in sport and fitness, on top of her role as Head Girl.
Also celebrating is Michael Pritchard, who scored ABB in Art, Product Design, and Communication and Culture, and will now attend the University for the Creative Arts. As Head of the Student Council, he has been a key mentor for younger students over the last few years.
Mandy Gage, Principal of The Victory Academy, said:
“We are absolutely delighted at the great progress achieved by our students in their A Level results this year.
“Not only have we reaffirmed our standing as an outstanding place to study vocational subjects, we have also seen significant improvements in academic areas.
“Our success this year is down to the hard work and talent of students, the commitment and enthusiasm shown by teachers, and the continued support of parents. I would like to thank everyone who has contributed.
“We look forward to continuing our upward trajectory in the coming years, and I wish all of our leaving students the best of luck in their next venture, including those going on to study a range of exciting courses at superb universities.”