cowley sixth form student to study at oxford

Staff and students at Cowley Sixth Form College are celebrating their success on A-level and vocational results day with some outstanding individual performances and a record year for the college in terms of the number of students deciding to progress to university.

Matthew Griffiths was one of the college’s stand-out performers and he will further his education at the prestigious University of Oxford to read Biochemistry after achieving A* grades in both Chemistry and German alongside an A in Biology.

He said: “I’m really pleased. It’s been a lot of hard work but I’ve received amazing support from the staff at Cowley and never would have been able to achieve it without the amazing opportunities that we were all given by the sixth form.”

Head Boy Ben Edwards and Head Girl Roisin Cook both achieved fantastic results. Ben earned an A in Physical Education, C in Biology and Distinction* (D*) in BTEC Business and will go on to study at Loughborough University, while Roisin attained an A* in Art, B in English Language and D*D* in BTEC Professional Musical Theatre and will now study at the University of West London.

Many other students have excelled and are moving on to study a wide variety of undergraduate programmes at Russell Group universities including Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, Durham and Nottingham.

The cohort from the popular Nursing Cadetship course have also achieved outstanding results in their BTEC Diploma in Health and Social Care. Caitlin Ainsworth has achieved the top award of D*D*D* and will be going on to study Adult Nursing at Liverpool JMU.

Speaking about the college’s success this year, Director of Cowley Sixth Form, Mrs Faulkner, commented: “It has been a very strange year with a great deal of uncertainty, but we are incredibly proud of how all of our students have coped and shown great determination, resilience and independence throughout.

“Once again, there have been some exceptional performances across all subjects and it’s fantastic to see all of their hard work rewarded with excellent grades.

“This year group have been exceptional and although our time with them ended abruptly in March and we have been unable to end the college year as planned, we have been impressed by their continued work ethic and we wish them every success for the future.”

Highlights from results day 2020:

  • Over 32% A*- B grades at A-Level
  • 100% pass rate in 12/16 subjects at A-Level
  • 83% of students studying for the Extended Project Qualification achieved A*-B
  • 100% pass rate in all BTEC subjects (22 different programmes)
  • Over 75% of BTEC grades at D*/D