Franklin students celebrate outstanding success today with an overall pass rate of 98% and over 70 courses securing a 100% pass rate. In a year where the new, more challenging linear A levels are fully implemented and many BTEC courses include more stringent assessments and examinations, their fantastic efforts, supported by their committed teachers and families over the last two years have all been made worthwhile as they now look forward to their next move.
Overall, nearly half of all grades achieved by students were high grades (A*/A/B or equivalent), with a significant increase seen both at A level and in BTEC Diplomas.
The news is a fitting end to a special year for North East Lincolnshire’s only designated Sixth Form College; receiving a national award in recognition for its work in supporting independent learners, confirmation that Franklin students are more likely to progress well through university and secure better than average first and upper second class degrees, and in which its sporting teams achieved great successes.
Principal, Peter Kennedy, commented ‘the results our students have achieved are just reward for their great efforts, and demonstrate that young people in a mature and supportive environment like Franklin will rise to the challenges set them by tougher qualification and assessment regimes. We are so proud of all of them and their achievements and are certain they will go on to change the world around them in so many ways!’
Adding his thoughts, Chair of the Governing Body, Alex Baxter said ‘These exceptional results and success of our students at Franklin sustains the Governing Bodies belief that the highest standard of academic achievement are best obtained within our environment of a totally ‘inclusive’ 6th Form College, underpinned by our ethos of ‘work hard-work ready ‘ preparing their future. We are delighted for our students, staff and their families for their exceptional efforts and mutual support’.