While Fallibroome has a well established record of producing outstanding A-Level results, we are particularly delighted with our outcomes this year. Our provisional analysis shows the following headline figures:
12% of grades at A*
36% at A*-A
66% at A*-B
100% at A*-E
A remarkable 26 students achieved at least 3 straight A grades or above. Finn Chapman and James Wright achieved the remarkable achievement of A* grades in all their subjects, a particularly notable achievement given the increased demands of A levels. The school is delighted to celebrate nearly 80% of students achieving their first choice university places, including Finn Chapman, James Wright, Duclie Whadcock, Mae Eales and Francesca Sisson who achieved places at Cambridge or Oxford, Finn and James to read Engineering, Mae to read Medicine, Dulcie, Modern and Medieval Languages and Fran, PPE. Students have also gone on to study a wide range of other subjects, from physiotherapy to law, engineering and sports science, to teaching and music, with five students gaining competitive places to read medicine. Students also secured places at leading conservatoires and specialist colleges, including Verity Partington at LIPA, Holly Goodenough at Bird College of Dance, Music and Theatre Performance and Rachel Rhead at the Leeds College of Music.
Headteacher Francis Power said:
“This has been a fantastic year for Fallibroome! The headline attainment figures are extraordinarily strong, even by our own high standards. The individual achievements of our students are indicative of the huge amount of effort that they have put into preparing for these examinations and it is wonderful to see them being able to progress to the next stage of their lives successfully.
We pride ourselves on our ability to help students to gain places at the most prestigious universities in the country, if this is where their interests and aspirations lie. We are consequently delighted to see that so many have done so again this year. At the same time, we are equally committed to students of all interests and aptitudes and we are very conscious of our responsibility to help every individual student to make strong progress throughout their A-Level studies here. Our current analysis suggests that our students have made stronger progress from GCSE to A-Level this year than at any time in the school’s history. This is a less obvious measure of our success in 2018, but it is one that will be hugely celebrated right across our school community in the weeks and months ahead.
Finally, I would like to pass on my congratulations to all of our A-Level students. At a time when A-Level courses and examinations have been subject to significant change, our students have risen to this challenge brilliantly. They leave with our grateful thanks for their contribution to Fallibroome and our best wishes for the future.”
Mark Payne, the Director of Sixth Form commented:
“I am very proud of this year group’s achievements, a remarkable group of young people who have been a delight to work with. They worked extremely hard and battled successfully with the significantly increased demands of the new A level courses. They have achieved some highly sought after places at prestigious universities. I am also delighted with those students who have achieved places on the developing but competitive apprenticeship programme, including Oli Chilton who is joining KPMG, Ed Hope is joining IBM, Ryan Whittaker is joining AstraZeneca and Alex Wild is joining Turner and Townsend. The whole year group have given a great deal to Fallibroome and I wish them every success in the future.”
Fallibroome Trust CEO, Peter Rubery added:
“We share the pride and excitement of our students as they receive results they deserve today. Each and every student, and their teachers, has contributed to record breaking collective success that will open up significant opportunities in the future. As they embark on the next phase of their lives they leave with our best wishes and thanks for their significant contribution to school life over the past few years.’’
Sixth Form Results 2018
26 students achieved the remarkable outcome of 3 A*/As or more, including the following:
A Level Results 2018
M Ahmed 3(1); O Aitchison 3(2); E Akers Smith 3(2); J Allen 3; R Allgood 3(2); S Ashton 3; S Bajwa 3(2); E Banks 3(2); G Barnett 3(2); M Bigley 3(2); E Blakemore 3(1); C Candlish 3; A Cartwright 3(2); E Cawley 3; F Chapman 4(1); O Chilton 3(2); R Clark 4(1); D Connolly 2(2); I Cottrill 3(1); M Culley 3(2); K Dale 3(2); J Dix 3(2); J Dixon 2(1); J Duncan 3(1); M Eales 4(1); L Ellen 3(2); M Ellison 3(1); F Faulkner 3(2); B Fine 3(1); M Florence 4(1); T Floto 3(1); P Formby 3(1); S French 3(2); J Fretwell 4(1); C Funnell 2(2); B Gold 3(2); H Goodenough 3(1); H Gurney 4(1); O Hale 3(2); E Hall 4; H Hallett-Parr 2; M Harding 3(1); O Harley 4(1); S Hilton-Watts 3(2); A Hine 3(2); J Hodgson 3; E Hope 3; R Irfan 3; G Johnson 2; C Jordan 3(2); H Jordan 2; A Kemp 3(2); L Ketel 3(1); F Keyworth 3(1); G Kinder 3(2); S Lawson 3(2); C Lax 3(2); T Leak 3(2); J Lee 4(1); A Leonard 3; T Losa 3(2); O Luckman 3(2); E Lyons 3(2); D Marshall-Chaplin 4(1); F Massie 3(2); C Matthews 3(2); M Mercer 3(2); J Miller 3(1); C Montgomery 3(2); S Moore 3(2); R Morley 3(2); A Morris 3(2); T Mortishire-Smith 3(1); K Murray 3(1); A Naden 3(2); C Nelson 3(2); L Nelson 3(1); M Nelson 3(2); E O’Keefe 3(2); V Partington 3(2); C Power 3(1); W Prescott 3(2); H Preston 3(2); S Rae 4(1); C Rattue 3(2); V Richardson 3(2); L Ridgway 4(1); O Roberts 2(1); E Robertson 3(1); J Rutley 3(1); L Saint 3(2); D Salt 3(2); H Simpson 3(1); F Sisson 4(1); D Smith 3(2); G Smith 3; M Styth 3(2); P Swallow 3(2); H Thomas 3(2); L Thomas 3(1); M Thomas 3(2); G Thomason 4(1); J Thorpe 3(2); H Toole 3(1); A Towne 3(2); E Walsh 3(1); C Walters 4; E Warren 3(2); M Wesley 3(1); D Whadcock 3(2); R Whittaker 4; A Wild 3(1); L Wilkinson 3(1); G Williams 3(2); A Wolski 3(2); E Wright 3; J Wright 3(1); P Wyer 3(1).
A team of key stage three students worked tirelessly over 3 days during investigations week to transform the Lancaster suite. Students painted a jungle theme mural to bring the suite to life.
The Lancaster suite is used by some of our most vulnerable and disabled students so students were keen to make the space warm, welcoming, exciting and more interactive. Students receiving treatment and support in the suite will now witness a jaw dropping wall painting including a range of wildlife.
Dr Smith said:
“Thank you to all students and staff involved, this will create a lasting improvement to our school that will undoubtedly benefit many learners”
Mr Vickers said:
“I was so impressed by the participating students’ effort and talent, what a great way to contribute to the school”
At the end of each academic year we invite students to collect their artwork from the art department to take home over the summer. The only exception is for year 11 and year 13 students whose work is required by the exam board to be kept in school until October half term.
Key stage 3 students – If students do not collect their artwork by the date given it will be recycled of at the end of each academic year.
Key stage 4 and 5 students – If students do not collect their artwork by the October half term it will be recycled the following July (retained for 9 months).
Therefore it is imperative that students collect their work if they wish to keep it as soon as possible. If students are coming in to collect their work from their art department they need to give at least 1 working day’s notice so we can collate and prepare their work for collection.
As you will be aware, it is our Sports Day on Thursday 5th July.
In light of the expected hot weather, we have taken the decision to allow students, both competitors and spectators, to arrive to school in full PE kit and to stay in this kit throughout the day if they wish to do so. Please note, however, that they must wear the school’s PE kit and that general sports or leisure wear will not be acceptable. These arrangements are also optional – students can come to school in uniform if they prefer.
On the day there will be shelter areas and water stations available for students. Please can I also encourage your son/daughter to bring a water bottle with them, along with sun cream and a hat to protect them from the sun.
We are once again looking forward to a great day and we will return to normal uniform expectations on Friday. Students still do not need to wear their blazers in school until we send a further email to confirm this.
As the weather looks set to stay in the high 20s this week, we think that it would probably be wise to allow a little flexibility with regard to our uniform expectations. As a result, we have decided not to insist on our students wearing their blazer to school.
It seems likely that this hot weather will continue until the end of the week so we will probably continue with this approach until then. We will email you again to let you know when we return to normal uniform expectations.
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