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A-Level Results - August 2015

Sir Robert Woodard Academy

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A- Level Results – August 2015


Upward trend continues for A level students at Sir Robert Woodard Academy:

Students and staff at SRWA, a member of the Woodard Academies Trust, are today celebrating another  excellent set of A Level results with a 100% pass rate in all subjects, with an impressive half of these at Grade A*-B.  AS results also show a positive overall improvement on last year’s performance, again reflecting an upward trend.

Students took AS, A Levels and a variety of equivalent qualifications across a wide range of subjects.  Among the many successes at A level, excellence was achieved in the specialism of Maths, with an 100% A*-B Grade pass rate, Sociology with 80% A*-B, and History with 67% A*-C .

Fantastic results were also achieved by Health and Social care, with 100% of all students gaining the equivalent of an A*grade. Students in English also performed strongly, with a 67% pass rate at A*-C.

As ever, the Academy’s specialism in Performing Arts continues to deliver outstanding results, with an overwhelming number of students achieving the equivalent of an A* grade in Production Arts (Drama), Dance and Music Performance.

There were many examples of excellent individual performances, adding value to the academy and the students’ own progress towards academic success in preparation for their futures.

Individual A2 Highlights include:


Lim Yun Tang

A* (Maths) A* (Further Maths) B (Physics)

Lawrence Pethick

A* (Maths) A (Further Maths )  B (Physics) B (Music)

Abigail Phillips

A* (Sociology) A (Psychology) C (Biology)


The grades at AS level were a 4% improvement on last year’s % of A*-B grades and a 6% increase in A-E passes. Subject highlights include Media Studies, Maths and History, with 100%, 78% and 75% A-C grades respectively.

Individual AS Highlights include:


Joshua Baker

A (Sociology) A (Geography) A (History) A (English Literature)

Sammy Clegg

A  (English Lit) A (Maths) B (Further Maths) Distinction* (Dance)

Thomas Nulty

A (Maths) A (Further Maths) B (Chemistry) B (Physics)

Danielle Herrington

A (Economics) A (History) B (Maths) C (Chemistry)


The mixed 11 – 18 academy serving primarily Lancing and Sompting in West Sussex opened in 2009 and is co-sponsored by Woodard Schools and West Sussex County Council.

Principal, Peter Midwinter said:

‘These results reflect not only the dedication and expertise of our teachers, but also a steadily rising work ethic and commitment from our students, so that, increasingly, they can aspire to continue their studies at university’.