Tring Park School for the Performing Arts is celebrating another successful year with the announcement of this year’s A level exam results. 59 per cent of students attained A*-B grades and 82 per cent A*-C, which is well above the national average (A*-B 53 per cent and A*-C 76 per cent). These results further demonstrate that the school’s dual curriculum of academic and vocational learning produces well-rounded young people willing to work hard to achieve excellence.
Dr Sarah Coren, Head of Sixth Form at Tring Park School for the Performing Arts, comments: ‘We are so proud of our Sixth Form students and the commitment they have demonstrated to achieved such strong grades in their A levels. Our students have not only excelled academically but as their studies include significant vocational commitments which demand their time, energy, and creativity, we are particularly proud of their achievements across the board.’
Principal, Stefan Anderson said, ‘I would like to take the opportunity to give my thanks to the outstanding team of academic, vocational and pastoral staff that have worked hard supporting and nurturing our talented young people. These results are a testament to their tireless dedication.’
As befits a dual curriculum school, the students have confirmed offers of places from top universities, including:
- University of Bath – Chemistry
- Cardiff University – Physiotherapy
- Durham University – Maths
- University of East Anglia – Drama and Creative Writing
- University of Essex – Acting
- Kingston University – Filmmaking
- University of Leeds – Theatre and Performance
- Queen Mary University of London – Medicine
- University of Miami – Liberal Arts
- University of Sheffield – Orthoptics
- Royal Holloway – Drama and Creative Writing
- University of Warwick – Theatre and Performance studies
Many pupils have also achieved places at well renowned vocational establishments including Arts Educational School, Leeds Conservatoire, Urdang and Guildford School of Acting or have gone directly into the performing arts industry.
The school recently announced the retirement of its long-standing and accomplished Principal Stefan Anderson, following a distinguished 21-year career at the school, and is pleased to announce the appointment of Simon Larter-Evans, effective from 1 September 2023. Moving into the new academic year, the aim is to build on the already fantastic achievements the school has, from performing across all vocational disciplines to excellence in academics.
Simon Larter-Evans comments on the fantastic A level results, ‘For decades, I’ve been aware of how incredibly high achieving the students at Tring Park School are, both academically and vocationally. It is a real centre of excellence for young people and this year’s results make me even more excited to be joining as Principal at the beginning of the autumn term.’