Bishop Laney Sixth Form Celebrates Impressive First Year of Results

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Ely’s new Bishop Laney Sixth Form is celebrating today as it receives an excellent first set of results.

Bishop Laney Sixth Form opened its doors last September as a new collaboration between Ely College and Soham Village College to provide excellent post-16 education for students across East Cambridgeshire.

Currently, the sixth form offers predominantly vocational study programmes but from 2018 Bishop Laney Sixth Form will also be offering a suite of A Levels alongside other professional and vocational qualifications.

The Sixth Form achieved a 100 per cent pass rate for its vocational courses, with 66 per cent of results awarded at Distinction* or Distinction* level and 89 per cent awarded at either Merit or Distinction level. The pass rate for the small number of A-Level entries was also 87 per cent.

Principal of Ely College, Richard Spencer, said: “We are delighted with these results, which reflect a great deal of hard work from students and staff. We’d like to congratulate all of the students on their achievements.

“We are very pleased that so many of our students have secured excellent university, employment or further training opportunities and wish them all well for the future. These results demonstrate that Bishop Laney Sixth Form is delivering excellent outcomes for students, and we are looking forward to expanding the curriculum further to provide a high-quality provision here in East Cambridgeshire.”

A number of students achieved particularly high results including Sophie Wensley, who achieved triple Distinction* in applied science, Laura Nicolajsen, who achieved triple Distinction* in business and Emma Bailey, who achieved triple Distinction* in media.

Other notable performances include Amy Cross who achieved Distinction* in Performing Arts, and Callum Munden, Philip Turner and Samuel Austin, who all achieved Distinction* in sport.