A Level Results

Tuesday, 10th August 2021

Caldew School students received their 2021 A Level results today and we are delighted with the achievements of our students. 

Vicki Jackson, Headteacher, said, “I would like to congratulate all of our students on achieving excellent results this year. They have worked incredibly hard over the last two years and have shown a real determination to succeed. I would also like to thank all the teachers and support staff at Caldew School for the hard work and commitment that has helped our students be so successful and to parents and carers who have worked with us in supporting their children. I am very proud to see our Year 13 students progress to the next stage of their lives, whether this be at university, on an apprenticeship or in the work place and I would like to take this opportunity to wish them every success.”

“This year the situation caused by Covid 19 and the shutdown of schools makes the achievements of our students even more impressive. Even though exams were cancelled, students were assessed thoroughly and had to provide evidence in order for a grade to be awarded. There is no doubt that this cohort of students had to work incredibly hard in difficult circumstances to achieve their results. The grades they have received reflect their hard work and the depth of learning throughout their courses. We congratulate them all on the manner in which they have coped in these quite extraordinary times.”

Mr James, Head of Sixth Form, commented, “It has been a privilege to work with this year group; they were an enthusiastic and hardworking group of students. I wish them every success in the future”

The overwhelming majority of Caldew School’s students will be able to attend their first choice university, and will study courses including medicine, sciences, languages, mathematics, engineering, computing and the arts at some of the country’s top universities.   

Vicki Jackson added, “We are very proud of our Year 13 students and what they have achieved. They have been a wonderful year group who have shown determination, resilience and a great work ethic throughout their time at Caldew School. They fully deserve these excellent results.”

Pleasing results were achieved by many including: 

Thomas Storey – an outstanding 4 A* in Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Extended project. He is going to study Medicine at University of Sunderland.

Arran Thompson – 3 A* in Maths, Further Maths and Physics and an A in History. He is going to study Civil Engineering at the University of Sheffield.

Milena Becker - A* in Philosophy and Ethics, 3 As in English Literature, Law and Extended Project. She is going to study Law at the University of Newcastle.

Clark Beken – 3 A* in English Literature, History and Law and A in Extended Project. He is going to the University of Oxford to study History and Politics.

Macie Coupland Nunn – A* in Psychology and 4 As in Biology, Philosophy and Ethics, Core Maths and Extended Project. She is going to study Psychology at the University of Leeds.

Billy Harding – 2 A* in Biology and Chemistry and A in Physics. He is going to study Medicine at Lancaster University.

Abi Little – 2 A* in Biology and Maths and A in Physics and B in Further Maths. Abi is taking a gap year before going to University.

Elisha Wharton – 2 A* in English Literature and Law and 2 As in History and Extended Project. She is going to the University of Durham to study History.

Charlotte Coles – Distinction* in Health and Social Care, A in Psychology and B in Biology and Core Maths. 

Matthew Johnston – 2 As in Psychology and Design Technology, B in Core Maths and C in Biology.

Leon Pringle – 2 As in Maths and Further Maths and 2 Bs in Physics and Computing. He is going to study Computer Science and Mathematics at Lancaster University.

Ellie Sharpe – Distinction in Health and Social Care, A in Psychology and 2 Cs in English Language and Extended Project. 

Leaders have reviewed the curriculum, so that the courses offered match pupils’ needs and interests and prepare them for their next steps in education or employment effectively.

Ofsted 2018

Leaders’ plans to support the pastoral transition of pupils from primary school are thorough. Year 7 pupils with whom Inspectors spoke were positive about the school.

Ofsted 2018

Pupils’ social, moral, spiritual and cultural development is effective.

Ofsted 2018

Students’ outcomes are good. A significant proportion of students typically attain the highest grades, including at A* to B, at A Level.

Ofsted 2018

Students make good progress because of the typically strong standard of teaching.

Ofsted 2018