Success for Consett Academy A’ level Students in our Largest Ever Year Group

Consett Academy students have done it again, achieving an impressive set of results. Our overall pass rate is an outstanding 100%, for the 5th year running, with 36% of students being awarded the top grades. Through sustained hard work over two years and with the support, direction and excellent teaching by our staff the overwhelming majority of students have achieved their expected grades, with many surpassing expectations.  We are incredibly proud of them all!

This year Consett Academy Sixth Form sees its first Oxbridge student. Chloe Walker will take up her place to study Medicine at Oxford University having achieved an A* in Mathematics and Biology, an A in Chemistry, an A in Further Mathematics at Advanced Subsidiary and an A* in her Extended Project Qualification.  This is a fantastic opportunity for Chloe and is well deserved and demonstrates what hard work and dedication throughout her time both during her GCSE’s and A’ levels can achieve. She is an inspiration to everyone.

Chloe is amongst the majority of our students leaving Consett Academy this year to progress to some of the country’s most prestigious and competitive university destinations, as well as some very competitive Higher Apprenticeships.

Among the students celebrating today are:

Niamh McDonald, 18 from Consett, achieving A grades for History, Sociology, a B grade in English Literature and an A grade in the Extended Project Qualification.   Niamh plans to accept her offer of a place to study History at Lancaster University.

Olivia Winter, 18 from Consett, achieving A grades in Mathematics and Further Mathematics and B grades in Chemistry and Physics.  Olivia plans to accept her offer to study Mechanical Engineering at Lancaster University.

Morgan Williams, 18 from Consett, achieving A* grade in Sociology, B grade in Psychology, a C grade in English Literature and a B grade in the Extended Project.  Morgan plans to accept his offer to study Primary Education at Sunderland University following a Gap year.

Mrs Rachel Somerville, Director of School and Curriculum at Consett Academy comments, “Consett Academy Sixth Form students continue to remind me why teaching is such an amazing job.  A’ levels certainly bring their individual challenges to each student and we have definitely witnessed our students having to demonstrate a real determination and resilience throughout their two years.   I am very proud of every one of them for the successes that we can see both in their results and the personal achievements and journeys that they have been on as they have completed their courses.  I would also like to praise the staff for once again showing their continued support and dedication towards our students.” 

Mr Kevin Reynolds, Executive Principal, New College Durham Academies Trust says, “Congratulations to all our students. Through hard work and determination, many students have surpassed their expectations; I am delighted for them and am very proud. Our Sixth Form is the success it is because of the relationships we form between staff and students and the journey we take with them. I know that each and everyone of the Sixth Form students leaving today will go on to be a success in their individual pathways.  I wish all the very best for their future.”

Staff are now preparing for enrolment of next year’s Sixth Form to build on this year’s success. Students can enrol on 22nd and 23rd August 2018.

Consett Academy will be holding a Sixth Form Open Evening on Thursday 19th September at 6.00pm for any Year 11 students who are interested in joining our successful Sixth Form in September 2020.  To find out more about what Consett Academy has to offer go to

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