Budmouth Sixth Form students had plenty to celebrate after receiving their A-level and Vocational results. 

Director of 6th Form, Mark Henman, who worked incredibly hard alongside staff to help prepare them for the exams said: “I am especially proud of this cohort of students;  they have faced and overcome exceptional circumstances in the last three years and yet they have achieved results comparable with any other year. These students are now probably even better equipped for the challenges of life ahead; not least in terms of independent study, resilience and utilisation of ICT.  In addition to their academic qualifications this cohort were the first to study the Aspirations Employability Diploma (AED) in Year 12. As a result, all students who leave Budmouth Academy with enhanced employability skills. Special mention must go to Sophie Tye and Austin Nash who gained an AED Platinum Award, having continued their AED work for a second year.”

Listen back to Mr Henman’s interview with Radio Solent’s Steve Harris here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0cpbjdz

Read the Dorset Echo’s live blog coverage of A-level results day 2022 here: 


Scroll down for key highlights of A-level results day 2022 at Budmouth Academy Weymouth. 

Budmouth’s Principal Mike Hoffmann said: “The students have worked especially hard for these qualifications. Due to the pandemic this is the first set of public examinations the students have taken part in since primary school. Many of them would have been particularly nervous picking up their results this morning, so it was great to see so many happy students who are off to university or work, with the very best qualifications possible.”

A-level successes: 

Leading the way for the girls was Kiara Simmonds with outstanding A* A* A grades in Law, Psychology and Dance. Kiara is heading to University in London to study Psychology.

Also heading off to read Psychology, this time at Oxford University is Briony-Mai Green who achieved A*A* B in Biology, Psychology and Chemistry.  Joining Briony at Oxford, this time to read Law, is Elsie Borez. Elsie achieved A*A B in Law, English Literature and History respectively (Elsie also achieved an A in the EPQ). Amy Tamblyn will be studying Physics having achieved four A levels. She achieved A* A B B in Law, Maths, Physics and Chemistry.

We are proud too, to have a successful Medicine candidate; Sophia Bell is going to study Medicine at Brighton, having achieved A A B in Biology, Chemistry and English Language. 

Chloe Cox is heading to Bath to study English Literature in Bath having achieved A* B B in Sociology, English Literature and Law.

Budmouth’s Law department deserve special mention, their 12 students shared  4 A*s, 4 As and 4 B grades between them. Tamzin Noshin for example, is going on to study Law at Goldsmiths having achieved an A grade in the subject alongside an A in Psychology and a B in English Literature.

For the boys Yann Thomas achieved A* A A in Law, French and Psychology and his reward is a place at Southampton University to study Psychology.

Blake Purse also achieved A*A A  this time in Maths, Further Maths and Physics; he is heading to the University of Birmingham for 4 years to study Astrophysics for a Masters.

Ted Forden achieved A* A B in Economics, Geography and Maths; he is heading to the University of Exeter to study Business Economics, while Austin Nash is going to study Physics at either Birmingham or Bristol, having achieved A* A B in Maths, Further Maths and Physics. Adam Goater achieved A A B in Computer Science, Geology and Maths respectively and has a place to study Computer Science at the University of Sussex.

Vocational success: 

Many students have succeeded on Vocational pathways at Budmouth.

For example Alexa Burdess is entering the world of illustration, having achieved double distinction in the Art Diploma to go alongside her Geography A’ level, while Eddie Goodrick achieved a triple Distinction in the Sport Diploma and is going on to do a Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching, Health and Fitness.

Others have chosen to follow higher level apprenticeships rather than continuing studying at university only. Josh Pearson for example has secured a finance apprenticeship at Dorset County Council and Caprice Lock-White has one in Aerospace Engineering.

Wherever, their Next Step takes them, we wish our students the best of luck for their future and encourage them to remain in touch and perhaps pass on their experience to others as one of our alumni.