Plume College Results

Another year of excellent A level results for Plume Academy, and with a number of improved outcomes!


Plume, Maldon’s Community Academy, is, once again, celebrating extremely pleasing A level examination results which very much reflect the hard work and commitment shown by our students’ and staff over the course of the past two years. This is especially the case given the increased demands and expectations of the new A level curriculum.


A level results released today show that Plume secured improved outcomes in a number of areas including the A*-B pass rate. Other notable improvements secured by the class of 2018 were:

* An increase in the A*-E pass rate and up to 96.2%

* An increase in the average points score per student

* An increase in the percentage of students securing 3 A*-B grades

* Nearly half of all A level entries resulted in A*-B grades being achieved (48.2% and up 6% on 2017)


Understandably, we are immensely proud in terms of how well our College students have performed, especially when taking into consideration the overall national picture as alluded to above. This is also whilst noting that Plume continues to offer a rich variety and choice of courses with the bespoke needs of every student at the forefront of the ongoing and embedded information, advice and guidance provided to them. Many of our students have surpassed their target grades set by their performance at GCSE, and the increases highlighted above provide direct evidence to support this.

In addition, the usual high number of students have applied for a place at university, with significant numbers applying for the highly sought after and prestigious ‘Russell Group’ universities. We are also absolutely delighted that every single student who applied to go to university has secured a place with the vast majority being at their preferred choice.

The Year 13 cohort this year totalled just over 100 students with many, as alluded to earlier, achieving outstanding results. We will now list a number of our top achievers in alphabetical order (Please note that Distinction* at BTEC is the equivalent to A* at A level):


Daniel Dangerfield

- Mathematics A*, Physics A*, Further Mathematics A and Biology A

Destination - Warwick University to read Physics (TBC)


Ethan Whitely

- BTEC Graphics Distinction* Distinction*, Mathematics B, and Psychology B

Destination - Higher Level Apprenticeship


Freya Cox

- Law A*, Spanish A and English Language A

Destination – Warwick University to read Law


Ruth Thornton

- History A*, Spanish A and French A

Destination - Bristol University to read French and German


Carl Wakefield, Principal of Plume Academy, said, “I am exceptionally proud of the results achieved by our College students this year, particularly during a time of increased demand and expectations in terms of the new subject curriculum content. I am also extremely pleased that virtually all of our Year 13 students have secured their first choice university place, and that a number have also secured high quality apprenticeships at reputable organisations both locally as well as in the city of London.

He added “The bottom line is that all of this cannot happen without a huge amount of hard work being put in by our students themselves, and whilst working in collaboration with a fully committed and highly skilled team of staff. When combined with the support and input shown throughout from our students’ parents and carers, it is clear to see as to why we have had yet another extremely successful year. It has been an absolute pleasure to work alongside them all.”


Ruth Clark, Assistant Vice Principal and the overall College lead added, “As an Academy, we are exceptionally proud of the achievements of our post-16 students and as the senior lead for Plume College, it continues to be an absolute privilege to work alongside staff, parents and carers to ensure that all our students achieve their very best. In addition to congratulating our excellent students, I would like to thank our parents and carers for their support, and our teachers for their unwavering dedication. It has been wonderful to witness so many delighted students collecting results at the academy this morning.

Mrs Clark concluded by saying, “On a final note, I would like to wish our Year 13 students well for the future and thank them for their hard work and commitment during their time at Plume Academy.”

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