The Joseph Rowntree School

Sixth Form Results


2022 Results

Mr Hewitt, Headteacher at Joseph Rowntree School has spoken of his delight at the outstanding A level results achieved by students in year 13 this year. “The whole school community is incredibly proud of these fantastic results achieved by the Class of 2022. Given the challenging circumstances these students have faced both in and out of school with the disruption of the last two years these results are testament to the commitment and effort put into their academic work. To have been able to manage periods of home learning alongside more normal in school work and be able to complete year 13 with the best A level results the school has ever had is truly brilliant.  Our early analysis suggests that we have performed well inside the top 5% of schools nationally for progress from GCSE to A level.”


Outstanding achievement was achieved across the full range of subjects offered, with 17 students achieving all A grades or higher.  Ellie Beacon is awarded A* grades in Drama, Literature and History and is taking a gap year before applying to Drama Schools. Romy Copley has A* grades in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics with an A grade in Physics and goes on to Cambridge University to study Natural Sciences.  Ellie Dennis achieved A* grades in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Further Mathematics and will go to Oxford to study Biochemistry. Lucy Drew achieved A* in English Language with A grades in French and Spanish, she goes on to Leeds to study Modern Languages and Linguistics.  Sally Ghabboun achieved Distinction* in Applied Business and Double Health and Social Care and goes to Durham to study Criminology. Sam Joesbury achieved an A* in Fine Art and A grades in Biology and Graphics and will be heading to Lancaster to study Fine Art.  Martha Jones achieved A* outcomes in Physical Education and Geography and an A grade in Biology and will study Geography at Edinburgh.  Ellis Marshall achieved A* grades in Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics and will be studying Physics at York. Jacob Martindale achieved A grades in Biology, Chemistry and Geography and will study Environmental Science at The University of Liverpool.  Jools Morgan achieved A* grades in Biology, Mathematics and EPQ as well as achieving an A grade in Spanish and she will go to Oxford to study Biology.  Amy Oxborough achieved A grades in Computer Science, English Language and Spanish and will go on to study Spanish and Computing at Lancaster. Emil Waites achieved A grades in Geography, Mathematics and Physics and will go on to study Physics at the University of Leeds.  Daniel Wells achieved A grades in English Language, Mathematics and Media Studies and will go on to study Economics at Newcastle. Chloe Willis achieved A* grades in Graphics and Textiles and a Distinction in Applied Business, she will go Northumbria to study Interior Design. Tomas Wormald achieved A grades in Biology, Chemistry and Psychology and goes to The University of Bath to study Chemistry.


Mr Coleman, Director of Sixth Form, added “I couldn’t be more proud of the achievements of this outstanding group of young people. In a time of unprecedented challenges for us all, this group of young people have demonstrated their tenacity and resilience time and again over the last two years. Whilst these results are undoubtedly outstanding, that isn’t the only measure of their success. Being able to navigate the challenge of A level study after their GCSE courses came to such an abrupt end, and then having prepared so well for the A level examinations having not sat external exams previously showed us long before results day how our students have all grown as young adults. I am sure all of them have bright futures ahead.  We have seen another year of improved examination outcomes, building on the previous improvements seen in the 2019 exam results, and we are absolutely delighted that this year’s examination results are as good or better than the centre assessed outcomes of the previous two years where exams were cancelled. Students in Year 13 have achieved almost double the number of A* grades and A grades that they were targeted, with over 38% of all grades awarded at the top level. We have also seen over 70% of all grades awarded between an A* and B and over 90% of grades at a C grade or higher.  For the fifth year running we have a 100% pass rate across all courses.  The utmost credit must go to the students for their hard work and determination and to their families and teachers for supporting them over the last two years. I wish every one of our Year 13 leavers the very best for their next steps and longer term futures whether they are leaving us for university, apprenticeships, a gap year or employment.”


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