Worcester Sixth Form College A Level PE students achieved outstanding exam results which placed them in the top 15% nationally.
The local picture for A Level PE was promising across the county with the highest number of A*/A grades nationally with 17% of students achieving the top grades. The College’s students undoubtedly contributed greatly to this with 40% of the 40 students who completed the PE A Level achieving A* and A grades – over double the percentage achieved by the county as whole.
Wes Davis, Head of Sport, said: “I am absolutely delighted that the hard work these students put in has paid off. Many of them spent Saturdays and school holidays leading up to the exam in college revising. I am a great believer that natural talent is a myth and that it is deliberate practice and hard work that leads to success. Unlike many institutions in the local area we do not have any additional entry requirements for A Level PE other than 5 GCSE’s at grade 4 or above. The results really are a testament to the students’ hard work and dedication with many exceeding their target grade by two grades and on average every student exceeded target grade by one grade.”
Elliot Frapwell exceeded his target grade (based on prior attainment at GCSE) by two grades and will read Football Science at Liverpool John Moores university. Kerry Williams is going to Cardiff University to study Physiotherapy after achieving an A* grade in PE and Harry Saunders achieved an A grade and is applying to the Royal Marines with a deferred university offer.