Successes at Post-16 at George Salter Academy can be seen in many ways.
- We have grown year-on-year since our inception ten years ago.
- Our results at A-level show us to have been well above the national average for the past eight years.
- Our students have high aspirations with over 80% going on to University and 100% of those applying being offered places.
- Our students attend a wide range of Universities and study a wide range of subjects.
- After leaving George Salter Academy for University, over 90% students succeed in their undergraduate study. Past students often visit the Sixth Form to tell us of their graduation and ask for references to enter professional roles.
- Some of our students have achieved Masters degrees, 1st class honours degrees, and most have achieved 2.1 Honours degrees.
- Many students have gone on to do fantastic experiences after leaving George Salter Academy Sixth form such as Apprenticeships, Graduate schemes through very reputable firms, by using skills developed in the Sixth form. One of Alumni student has gone on to work for Ernest and Young, one of biggest accountancy firms in the country.
The History of Post 16 at George Salter Academy
Increasing Number of Students
When Post-16 education began at George Salter in 2006, a small group of students chose to stay, taking a few subjects at Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3. Some of our students travelled to other Sixth Form Centres in the area to enable them to have a full curriculum.
Year on year, the Sixth Form has grown in number, with it now being the destination of choice for the majority of students in Year 11 at George Salter, as well as being a centre of excellence attended by students from many other local schools.
Development of the Curriculum
The Post-16 Curriculum has developed each year in response to the needs and requests of students. From only eight subjects in 2006, the Post-16 curriculum has extended to over thirty subjects at AS and A2 level. Each year new subjects have been added, with 2013/2014 seeing AS Product Design, AS Sociology and AS RE being available to students.
In 2017, Post 16 had the best AS and A2 Results ever:
- 98% Pass rate, the National Average is 96%
- 24 of 26 subjects had a 100% pass rate
- 77% A-C grades (68% last year)
- 39% A-B grades
The number of students progressing to University has grown each year, since 2008. In 2017, of the 102 students 79 students have gone to University of which 8 are at Russel Group. 12 students have gone to take up employment, 5 have gone on to do training/apprenticeships and 2 decided to take a gap year.
Many now are choosing Aston, especially for Business/Finance degrees, over Birmingham, but as can be seen from this list, some students have moved as far away as London, Leeds and Wales.
Universities attended by George Salter students (number of students in brackets):
- Aberystwith (1)
- Aston (13)
- Bath Spa (1)
- Birmingham University (2)
- Birmingham City University (9)
- City of London (1)
- Coventry (12)
- De Montfort (3)
- Hertfordshire (1)
- Keele (1)
- Lancaster (1)
- Leeds Beckett (1)
- Newman (4)
- Northampton (2)
- Nottingham (4)
- Nottingham Trent (1)
- Sandwell (1)
- University College London (1)
- West of England (1)
- Wolverhampton (11)
- Worcester (6)
Subjects studied at University by Salter Sixth students
- Art: 4%
- Business*: 20%
- Care*: 13%
- Computing: 1%
- Criminology*: 3%
- Design*: 3%
- Education: 4%
- Engineering: 1%
- English: 1%
- History: 3%
- Law: 10%
- Mathematics: 4%
- MFL: 1%
- Performing Arts: 3%
- Psychology: 6%
- Science*: 6%
- Sociology: 3%
- Sport*: 14%
- Travel & Hospitality: 1%
Student Success stories 2016/17
Some recent examples of outstanding individual success stories from our Post 16 students:
- Danielle Vaughan achieved 3 A’s in Business, History and Law, she will be studying History at UCL.
- Nafeesa Nassem achieved A* in Law, A in Geography and B in English Literature, she will be studying Accounting for Management at the University of Aston.
- Noor Yafaie achieved A in Law, A in Psychology and A in Fine Art, she will be studying Law at The University of Nottingham.
- Kyrha Crawford achieved A in Health and Social Care, A in Travel and Tourism, B in Psychology and A in AS Sociology, she will be studying Primary Education (QTS) at Birmingham City University.