A-level students set for a bright future

Cabot Learning Federation’s Post 16 Academy has recorded some outstanding achievements by its students in their A-level and vocational qualifications this summer.

The results are particularly impressive given that this group of students were significantly affected by the pandemic during their year 10 study in 2020 and their year 11 GCSE year in 2021. After working exceptionally hard for two years, students were able to sit their A-level and vocational examinations successfully.

Highlights included the performance of Kashifa Faiz, who achieved 3 As and a C in chemistry, physics, maths and further maths and will now go on to study aerospace engineering at the University of Bristol. Kaiden Edwards achieved A, A, B in maths, physics, and computer science and is going on to study computer science at the University of Bristol. Zakariya Ahmed achieved a triple merit in business and IT and is going on to study law at the University of the West of England. Tabetha Coates achieved a double merit in health and social care and will progress to an apprenticeship in health and social care in September.

Kath Cooper, CLF Post 16 Principal, said: “We are immensely proud of all the work and achievements of our students, especially after such a difficult and disrupted period in education. Our teachers have worked tirelessly to ensure students received the best provision and support to enable progression into further education and employment,
and we look forward to seeing what they will achieve in the future.”

Digitech Studio School Bristol, in partnership with Boomsatsuma, Robins Foundation and Bristol School of Acting, has recorded another set of outstanding results by its students in their post-16 qualifications.

More than 60 students achieved the highest possible grades in media, game design, art, acting and dance. Many of them will now move on to prestigious courses and apprenticeships in these specialist areas, enabling them to follow their individual passions in the creative, digital and high-tech sectors.

Digitech Principal Chris Ballard said: “We are immensely proud of all of our students’ achievements and outcomes today. The results achieved this year are testament to the commitment and effort of both staff and students who have worked tirelessly over the past two years.

“The high-quality work produced has resulted in excellent outcomes across all courses, with many of our students securing places in higher education. We look forward to hearing about their future success.”

Boomsatsuma co-founder Mark Curtis said: “It’s amazing to see 100% passing with a merit and above for the second successive year. These young people will bring a truly diverse, fresh voice into the creative businesses across the West Country and beyond.

“We’re grateful to our partners at Cabot Learning Foundation for their ongoing support. We’re delighted that future partnerships will underpin us widening our scope, opening a new centre this September.”

Polly Wardle, Robins Foundation Head of Education, said: “It has been a fantastic year for all of our Robins Foundation students. I would like to congratulate all of the students on these results, I know a lot of hard work has been put into achieving these outcomes.

Students really have shown their resilience and work ethic over the last few years.”