Disappointing figures for Isle of Wight A-levels

By Matthew Mckew

Monday, February 1, 2016

 

THE number of students achieving three A-levels on the Isle of Wight has fallen according to latest figures.

Figures show five schools saw a decline in the number of pupils achieving at least three A-levels, including 22 per cent and 24 per cent drops at Ryde Academy and Cowes Enterprise College respectively.

Three schools saw improvement, with Sandown Bay Academy results going up by 13 per cent.

Overall, just 65.5 per cent of Island students achieved the benchmark, compared to 78.7 per cent nationally.

Meanwhile, the number of students achieving three A-levels at grades AAB or higher — standard entry for the top Russell Group universities — stands at just five per cent. This is one-third of the national figure.

Percentage of A level students achieving at least 3 A levels at A*-E Percentage of A level students achieving 3 A levels at grades AAB or higher (of which at least 2 are in facilitating subjects)
School 2014 2015 2014 2015
Carisbrooke College 64% 63% 13% 6%
Christ The King College 80% 71% 14% 6%
Cowes Enterprise College 67% 43% 16% 0%
The Isle of Wight College 84% 88% 2% 5%
Medina College 68% 56% 8% 8%
Ryde Academy 46% 24% 0% 4%
Ryde School with Upper Chine 88% 93% 38% 32%
Sandown Bay Academy 59% 72% 11% 3%
Isle of Wight 66.9% 65.5% 9.4% 5.3%
National (all schools) 79.5% 78.7% 15.0% 14.7%
National (state-funded) 77.9% 77.2% 11.9% 11.8%

Reporter: matthewm@iwcpmail.co.uk

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