Students at Outwood Academy Easingwold are celebrating a massive increase in results with nearly a third of students gaining an A*/A at A Level which is a huge improvement on last year. Students achieving Grade A*/B at A Level rose to 61% representing a 22% increase on last year. The A Level average point score per entry rose to a fantastic 36.9 with the average grade rising form Grade C to Grade B. These results are now significantly above last year’s averages in both York (32.2) and North Yorkshire (32.3) ensuring Easingwold’s position as an excellent choice for post 16 study. The whole community can be proud that their local school once more has a high performing Sixth Form.
Executive Principal Lynn James said, “In our first full year operating as an Outwood academy, it is wonderful to see these huge gains. Easingwold is rapidly transforming. Particular praise goes to our students for their endeavour and Laura Eddery, our principal and Emma Taylor our Head of Sixth Form for their exceptional leadership in helping our students achieve these life changing results”.
Chair of Governors Jon Wright praised the school, “This is a great result for students and testimony to their hard work and the dedication of the school staff, governors and parental support.”
Smiles all round abounded as students enjoyed the rewards of their hard work. Among these successes Anna Wright gained A*AA to secure a place to read Geography at Brasenose College Oxford; Emily Johnson achieved A*AA to study Veterinary Science at Surrey, Elena Gobbi secured A*AA to read Maths at Nottingham; Lorna Cameron received A*AA to read Geography at Lancaster; Luke Walker obtained AAA to study Medicine at York; and James Combe achieved AAA to read Anglo Saxon, Celtic and Norse at Cambridge.
The Principal, Miss Eddery, enthused, “We are delighted with our students’ success this year these amazing results mean the vast majority of students are able to accept places at their top choice university many of which are highly prestigious Russell group universities. We are extremely proud of all our students’ achievements.”