The Park Academies Trust Sixth Form celebrates student success

By Jamie Hill - 17 August 2023


Grades at pre-pandemic standards as exams return to normal

++ Erin Hartley: Geography – A*, Psychology – A, Sociology – A*, EPQ – A*++

++ Lucas Lopp: Biology – A*, Chemistry – A, Mathematics – A*, EPQ – A*++

++ Lee Hill: Business – A*, Economics – A*, Mathematics – A, EPQ – A++

Staff and students from The Park Academies Trust Sixth Form, are today celebrating A Level, Applied General, and T Level results as exams return to pre-pandemic conditions.  

This summer’s exams were completed in close to pre-pandemic conditions with only minimal extra support, mostly around national grading boundaries, in place. 

A Level and Applied General results had been decided by teacher assessment in 2020 and 2021 and last year’s exams saw a larger package of Ofqual (the exam regulator) support in place.

Recognising that this year’s students would still need extra reassurance due to the disruption caused by the pandemic, the school provided students with a high level of support and guidance to ensure outcomes at The Park Academies Trust Sixth Form exceeded pre-pandemic results and remain above the 2019 national average.  

Students secured some amazing results, including:

  • Lucas Lopp
    Grades: Biology – A*, Chemistry – A, Mathematics – A*, EPQ – A*
    Destination: St George’s, University of London – Medicine
  • Lee Hill
    Grades: Business – A*, Economics – A*, Mathematics – A, EPQ – A
    Destination: University of Reading, Accounting and Business, Flying Start Degree (PWC)
  • Laura Evanson
    Grades: Business – A, History – A, Psychology – A, EPQ – A*
    Destination: University of Reading – Business and Management
  • Joshua Roberts
    Grades: Geography – A, CTEC Business – Distinction*, CTEC IT – Distinction*
    Destination: University of Reading – Business and Management with Placement Year
  • Jameel Ruhomaun
    Grades: Computer Science – A, Mathematics – A, Physics – A
    Destination: Cardiff University – Computer Science (Year in Industry)


  • Serena Bennett
    Grades: English Literature & Language – B, Psychology – A, Sociology – A, EPQ – A*
    Destination:  Degree Apprenticeship – Wiltshire Police Force (Police Constable)
  • Grace Hodge
    Grades: English Literature – B, History – A, Politics – A, EPQ – A*
    Destination: Cardiff University - Law
  • Matthew Lundberg
    Grades: Economics – B, Physical Education – A, Psychology – A, EPQ – A
    Destination: University of Bath – Sport and Exercise Science
  • Benjamin Mortimer
    Grades: Chemistry – B, Economics – A, Mathematics – A, EPQ – A
    Destination: University of Reading – Economics and Finance
  • Erin Hartley
    Grades: (Geography – A*, Psychology – A, Sociology – A*, EPQ – A*)
    Destination: Gap Year


Owen Russell, Assistant Principal and Head of Sixth Form, said: “I am so proud of the effort and commitment our students have put into this year’s exams. We are still dealing with the aftermath of Covid and so they deserve extra praise for their resilience and determination despite all the challenges they faced in the last three years.

“Staff at The Park Academies Trust Sixth Form have once again gone above and beyond to ensure our students have been well looked after, with a particular focus on their wellbeing, as well as guiding them towards their successful futures.”

Benedick Ashmore-Short, CEO, The Park Academies Trust said: “Congratulations to all our students and staff. This year we were the closest to pre-pandemic exam standards so these results have been achieved despite all the significant challenges over recent years. It’s therefore all the more inspiring to see that all the hard work has really paid off. I wish everyone the very best for the future if they’re leaving us this year and I’m delighted that staff, students and families can be proud of everyone’s achievements.”

Schools Minister, Nick Gibb said: “Congratulations to all those receiving their results for their A Levels and GCSEs this summer. Students from The Park Academy Trust Sixth Form should be incredibly proud of what they have achieved and we are hugely grateful to teachers for all their hard work.

“For many pupils, these will have been the first formal set of exams they have ever taken and we have done everything that we can to ensure they are walking away with qualifications that hold value now and in the future. 

“These results will enable pupils to take the next step in their lives, whether that’s in further education, an apprenticeship or the workplace and I wish them all the best whatever they decide to do.”

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