Three-quarters of DACA sixth formers heading to university
DACA Head of School Nicki Gregg congratulated students collecting their results today saying: ‘In yet another extraordinary year, our students have shown maturity, patience and determination. We are very proud of them and how they have coped throughout this period. Once again, our students are gaining places at top universities.’ DACA students achieved 100% pass rates at A-Level and Btec with 69% top A* - B grades at A-Level and 85% Distinction*- Distinction at Btec. Three quarters of DACA sixth formers are heading to university, with more than 80% accepted by their first choices.
Zoe Porter, who got three A*s and a B is heading to St John’s College, University of Cambridge to study History. On getting her results she said: “DACA Sixth Form is a smaller sixth form which means you get to know everyone and, in my experience, everyone was very friendly. The teaching is very impressive as teachers strive to help you push yourself to your full potential."
Alix Addison achieved two A*s and two As and will be going to Liverpool University to study Mathematics and Computer Science. She said: “I couldn’t have got into university without the support from staff."Amongst many other top achievers, Mia Harrison’s 3 As and a B grade are taking her to Salford University to study Midwifery; with 2 Distinction *s and a Distinction, George Garth will be studying Professional Policing at Edge Hill University; with 2 A*s and 3 As, Kacey Stonnell is heading to the University of Manchester to study Art History and English Literature; and Charlotte Collin achieved an A* and 3 As and will be going to Hull York Medical School to study Medicine.
Mia Taylor achieved an A*, an A and a Distinction*; Emily Bolton achieved 2A*s and 2As; Aaron Dearn and Matthew Hind achieved 2 Distinction*s and a B; Shannon McFadden achieved 2 Distinction*s and an A; and Natasha Pim achieved 2 A*s and an A.
Josh James was awarded 3 A*s and an A and is going to Durham University to study Ancient History. He said: "The teachers showed determination and passion, particularly in lockdown and my History teachers went above and beyond to provide me with additional resources to achieve the best grades. DACA sixth form gave me a tailored timetable that helped me thrive.”
Fiona McMahon Director of the DACA Sixth Form said: “We are really proud of all of our students. They thoroughly deserve the grades they have achieved and this has reflected the hard work they have put in over the past 7 years.”