It has been a morning of excitement and pride for Sixth Form students at a Kent secondary school, Oasis Academy Isle of Sheppey, who have today received a pleasing set of both A-level and vocational results.
It has been a morning of excitement and pride for our Sixth Form students who have today received a pleasing set of both A-level and vocational results. In what has been a difficult year, the resilience the students have shown has reaped rewards in grades that allow our pupils to successfully proceed onto their post-18 destinations in both University and employment.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, students received Teacher Assessed Grades this year, based on a culmination of evidence from in-class assessments, coursework and classwork. There are a number of high performing individual students whose success we are delighted to share.
Paige Ashby Clarke, who has excelled with a Distinction* in Applied Law, A* in A-level Biology and A* in A-level Psychology. Paige proceeds onto study Biomedical Sciences with an integrated master’s at The University of Manchester. Paige was chuffed with her results having been nervous this morning awaiting their arrival. Her hard work all paid off and she had thanks for the teachers who had supported her through her journey at Oasis Academy Isle of Sheppey, “I’m sad to leave as I have built relationships here with my teachers and other students”.
Bradley Gill also achieved an impressive set of grades, with an A grade in Finance, Distinction in Applied Law and Distinction* in Applied Psychology. Bradley will be continuing his Psychology studies at DeMontfort University. Ethan Hall success in his subjects secured him a place at his first-choice destination, The University of Southampton. He told staff that he’d been hoping to secure this place at it was the university he was really set on. We are so pleased that his hard work has all paid off.
Outstanding performance was also seen in Art and Design this year, with Amber Brend, Kennedi Hubbard and Hermione Ralph achieving Triple Distinction grades. Amber is progressing onto Falmouth University to study Fine Art. Amber comments that “As someone who has worked her way through the school from year 7 to year 13, I have enjoyed every second. I particularly thank my teachers who helped me find my passion and prepare my future career in education”. Hermione Ralph will be studying Illustration and Animation at the University for Creative Arts and Kennedi has accepted her place at Canterbury Christchurch to study Forensic Investigation.
In addition, Tia Butcher achieved an outstanding Triple Distinction in Health and Social Care and proceeds onto full-time employment with as a Personal Assistant at a Casting company. A very pleased Tia concluded her time at Oasis claiming; “I have met teachers and students that have taught me so many things that I will carry through life forever. have many things that I will be forever grateful for”.
A further pleasing set of Health and Social Care results were achieved by Natalie Tanner, who has been awarded D*DD. Natalie moves onto The University of Northampton, to study Childhood and Youth Studies.
Additional congratulations go to Sam Bird, who achieved Distinction* in Applied Psychology, a Distinction in Applied Law and a C in A Level Criminology and has secured an apprenticeship in Aerospace Engineering, proudly the Academy’s first ever. He spoke to staff today at the academy and expressed his excitement to be proceeding onto such a specialist industry.
Samuel Jeffery received a place at Anglia Ruskin University, to study Psychology with Clinical Psychology. Other destinations include Canterbury Christchurch University, with Brandon-Francis Loveridge and Ellie Wynne-Bird taking his place on a Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation course and Brooke Charman progressing to study Sociology. Jasmine Boosey successfully secured a place at the University of Kent to study Criminology and both Vinnie Palmer and Shax Islam have both secured places at The University of Brighton to study Business Management with Finance.
Other non-university destinations Oasis Sixth Form students are proudly progressing onto include Holly Haddy attending the RAF as an Intelligence Analyst. Hollie achieved Distinction* in Law, B in Criminology and C in A-Level Psychology. Deana Stanley-Lawry leaves with ambitions to join the Fire Service having achieved an A in Criminology, B in A-Level Biology and C in A-Level Psychology.
Principal Miss Lee said: “This year’s results day has been very different to previous celebrations, but what a wonderful set of results for our Sixth Form students. We are deeply proud of their success this year which are amongst the best we have ever had in a Sixth Form provision that continues to grow and improve.”
“Students have arrived today incredibly happy and proud of their achievements and secure in their choices of destinations. They leave us today with the qualifications that they need to go on to university or into work, confident in the fantastic grades that they have achieved - we wish them all the very best for in their future endeavours.”
“A huge credit too, to all of the staff from across the academy. Our Sixth Form students have been with us throughout their secondary education and so today is the culmination of many years of study and progress. Special thanks to our Sixth Form team led by Helen Curran.”
The Sixth Form Year Team added; “We share great pride in our Year 13 students today, who have risen to the challenges of the past year and are role models to our upcoming cohort of Sixth Form students. They have been an absolute pleasure to work alongside both in school and remotely. Today their resilience and hard work has paid off and it’s truly deserved – we couldn’t be prouder and have had an amazing morning enjoying many special moments of students opening envelops and receiving university placements. We’d like to wish all our year 13 students the very best, enjoy today celebrating with the friends and family who have supported you. You have matured into the most incredible young adults who are polite, considerate and have fantastically bright futures! Continue to work hard and support eachother, and please do stay in touch – you are now the 2021 alumni, and we are excited to hear about the next steps in your journeys. And most importantly, we wish you every happiness as you move on to your next destinations - a huge well done from us all!”
Mr Cairns, was most proud of the success of his class, achieving 100% A-C pass rate, with 50% of students receive A grades. He celebrated with students today and said “I could not be more pleased of my amazing year 13s. They have been an absolute pleasure to teach over the last two years. The students have incredibly hard with the Covid disruption to still achieve such outstanding grades is a real credit to themselves for all the hard work and dedication throughout the course”.