A Level Results

Thursday, 17th August 2023

Caldew School students received their 2023 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. This cohort of students were unable to sit GCSE exams in 2021 so this summer’s exams were the first external assessments that they were able to take. This makes their results a tremendous achievement and we are very proud of all our students. They have worked incredibly hard 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 to an apprenticeship or in to the work place and I would like to take this opportunity to wish them every success.”

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 the 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.”

Excellent results were achieved by many including: 

Ashely Graham who achieved 3 A* grades in Biology, Chemistry and Maths and an A in EPQ. She will be going to the University of Central Lancashire to study Veterinary Medicine and Surgery

Emma Watling who achieved 3 A* grades in Geography, Religion Philosophy and Ethics and EPQ, along with a grade A in Maths . She will be going to study Philosophy and Politics at the University of York

Caitlin Osgood who achieved 2 A* grades in Biology and Chemistry and 2 A grades in Maths and EPQ. She will be going to the University of Newcastle to study Zoology

Harvey Ratcliffe achieved A* in Biology, 2 A grades in Chemistry and DT. He will be going to do a Design Engineering apprenticeship at Sellafield

Eliza Green achieved 4 A grades in English Literature, Religion Philosophy and Ethics, Geography and EPQ. She will be going to the University of Leeds to study Communication and Media

Josh Edgar achieved 1 A* in Maths, 2 A grades in Computing and Physics and a grade C in Further Maths. He will be going to the University of Manchester to study Computer Science

Oliver Metcalfe achieved 2 As in Biology and Maths and grade B in Physics. He is going to study Zoology with Marine Biology at Bangor University

Mhairi Beken achieved A* in the EPQ, 2 A grades in English Literature and History, and grade B in Computing. She is going to study English Language and Literature at the University of Oxford

Olivia Cross achieved 3 A grades in History, Geography and EPQ and a grade B in English Literature. She will be going to Sheffield University to study History and Politics

Jamie Warren achieved 3 A grades in Biology, Chemistry and Core Maths and grade C in Geography. He will be going to Manchester Metropolitan University to study Chemistry

Teddy Waning achieved 2 A grades in DT and Core Maths, grade B in Biology and grade C in Physics. He is going onto a level 6 Nuclear Scientist Apprenticeship with Nuclear Waste Services

Josh Stirling achieved A in DT and 3 B grades in Physics, Maths and EPQ. He is going to study Mechanical Engineering at Newcastle University

Eve Potter achieved 2 A*s in Geography and EPQ, grade B in Maths and grade C in Physics. She is going to study Earth and Environmental Science at Lancaster University

Jasmine Marix-Whitlock achieved Distinction* in Health and Social Care, grade A in Core Maths and 2 grade Bs in Biology and Psychology

Pupils including students in the sixth form, are proud to attend Caldew School. They feel well supported, happy and safe in this welcoming community. There are high level of trust and respect between pupils, students and staff.

Ofsted 2022

An effective programme of personal development has been created for pupils in key stages 3 and 4. This prepares pupils well for their future, giving them opportunities to have important discussions about healthy relationships, social and moral issues.

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Staff have high expectations for pupils’ and students’ behaviour and learning. Pupils and students behave well in lessons and around the school site. They are polite to each other and look out for others in the school.

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There is a strong culture of safeguarding in place, with clear systems to record any concerns. Leaders keep safeguarding relevant to all members of the school community through regular updates, training, alerts and reminders.

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Leaders provide effective careers guidance to pupils from Year 7 through to Year 13. Clear guidance, including preparation for interviews and ‘Work Ready Days’, helps pupils and students to make considered choices for their next steps.

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