Dfe Performance Tables Reveal Helsby High’s Sixth Form Success

Andy Morfett | |

On Thursday 23rd January the Department for Education published their Post-16 Performance Tables, showing the summer 2019 examinations results in different schools and colleges across the country.

These ‘league tables’ show just how well last year’s Year 13 students did in Helsby’s Sixth Form, with the following of particular note:

  • An average grade of ‘B-‘, the highest grade achieved by any state school Sixth Form in Cheshire West and Chester (CWAC).
  • An average ‘best 3 A-Levels’ grade of ‘B-‘, a figure only exceeded by 3 independent school Sixth Forms in the Local Authority.
  • An overall progress figure of ‘+0.09’, with only one other state school Sixth Form in CWAC achieving a higher figure.
  • An overall progress figure of ‘+0.20’ for Applied General qualifications, making Helsby the top-performing post-16 institution in CWAC in terms of the progress made by students studying vocational qualifications.

Helsby High School’s Director of Sixth Form, Ian Duffell commented: “We knew in the summer how well last year’s Year 13 students did – it was evident in the joy on their faces on A-Level Results Day and in the way their results enabled students to successfully progress on to their preferred education, apprenticeship or employment destination. However, it is still pleasing to see their results recognised nationally in the way in which they are in these Performance Tables.”

Headteacher, Martin Hill added: “As we have a large and vibrant comprehensive school Sixth Form, it is fantastic to see the strength of the results of our Summer 2019 cohort across the full breadth of our curriculum offer. 29 different Level 3 courses were undertaken by this cohort of students and these tables show that students achieved exceptionally well and made outstanding progress across our A-Level and vocational subjects. Well done to the students – and thank you to the supportive parents and talented and dedicated team of teachers, whose guidance, commitment and expertise was a key factor in enabling the students to be so successful.”