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Thursday, 17 August 2017 15:12

Sixth Form Results

Driffield School and Sixth Form – Press Release

The hard work of students and staff has resulted in very positive outcomes for sixth formers at Driffield School.

Diane Pickering, Head of School said “these are a really pleasing set of results.  Our students have taken the new courses in their stride and the results show that Driffield Sixth Form is a great choice for students who want to work hard and achieve success”

Maths results are outstanding with 42% of students gaining grades A*-A. Over two thirds of Driffield students gained A*-B in maths, with many of these students moving on to study maths and sciences at the highest level at the prestigious Russell Group universities. Improvements in the sciences are also evident with 90% of chemistry students gaining a grade C or higher. The diversity of the excellent provision at Driffield Sixth Form is highlighted with superb results across a range of creative subjects also. With the art and design qualifications gaining 100% A*-B grades and drama continuing to excel with over 60% of students gaining grades A*- B and over 90% gaining a grade C or higher, our commitment to the arts remains high. With 9 out of 10 students on average gaining a grade C or higher in subjects such as sociology and film studies the social sciences also performed well.

Individually many students excelled and will now go on to successful futures. Callum Parkinson will study biomedical sciences at Durham University, following his A* in maths and A in biology. Isabel Beesley gained stunning results with two A*s in maths and further maths and a B in geography and aims to study maths and economics at Bristol University. Charis Palmer-Howe is looking forward to studying maths and chemistry after achieving spectacular grades of A*AA in maths, chemistry and physics. Rebecca Tulloch also excelled in maths and science with grades A*AB in maths, further maths and physics and will gain a place on the prestigious physics course at Glasgow University. In the arts an outstanding A*A B and a Distinction in Film Studies, English language, psychology and media  sees Missy Sutcliffe pursue an exciting new media course in Oxford. Katie Pollard has displayed great talent in achieving fantastic results across a diverse range of subjects, gaining A*AB in biology, English language and geography and will now continue her studies at Leeds University. With grades of AAB in drama, English literature, RE Felicity Wood is destined for a bright future at University studying English literature and theatre. Alistair Jacques is looking forward to taking up his exciting apprenticeship opportunity at Rolls Royce after gaining A*AB in maths, further maths and physics.

Darren Andrews, Assistant Head and Head of Sixth Form said “Many other students also gained excellent outcomes; performing above target to exceed expectations; securing places on long sought after courses and gaining elusive A* grades. I am proud of the achievements of all of our students and thank them for all their hard work over the last seven years and the many contributions that they have made to the School and Sixth Form. Staff have worked hard to support and challenge them in their studies and brings me great pleasure to see them succeed. I wish them well for the future and always remain willing to support in any way I can.”

Monday, 03 July 2017 12:56

Sports Day Tuesday 4th July

Sports day is going ahead tomorrow, all students are required to bring their books for the day should the weather dramatically change and the event be called off.

Wednesday, 28 June 2017 16:16

Year 6 Transition Evening Survey

Year 6 Transition Evening

As we value communication with parents and carers, as part of the recent Year 6 Transition Evening last week, we asked parents to complete an evaluation form to gauge their views.  We are very pleased with the feedback we have received from both existing parents and those who are new to Driffield School.  Many thanks.

Y6 Eve

Monday, 19 June 2017 13:11

Trust Surgery June 2017

Trust surgery letter 190617

Tuesday, 13 June 2017 09:25

Year 11 Study Leave

Year11 Study Leave

Friday, 09 June 2017 09:14

Head of School Surgeries June 2017

Head of School Surgeries

On Thursday 25 May 2017, we hosted another popular Head of School surgery to allow parents and carers the opportunity to book directed time with the Head of School and other leaders. We will be hosting another surgery on Thursday 29 June 2017 from 4.30pm-6pm.  Appointments should be requested in advance and can be arranged by contacting me directly via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., could you please detail your child’s name, form group and the matter you wish to discuss. The deadline for this is Friday 23 June 2017.

You should expect to receive an email of confirmation on Tuesday 27 June which will provide you the appointment time and the member of staff you will be meeting with. We look forward to meeting with you.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017 13:09

Head of School Surgeries May 2017

Head of School Surgeries

On Thursday 30 March 2017, we hosted a Head of School surgery to allow parents and carers the opportunity to book directed time with the Head of School and other leaders of the school. We will be hosting a further Head of School surgery on Thursday 25 May 2017 from 4.30pm-6pm.  Appointments should be requested in advance and can be arranged by contacting me directly via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., could you please detail your child’s name, form group and the matter you wish to discuss. The deadline for this is Friday 19 May 2017. A confirmation email will be sent to you to advise of the appointment time and member of staff you will be meeting with on Tuesday 23rd May.

Wednesday, 05 April 2017 19:36

Year 10 Mock Exam Timetable

Y10 Mock Exam Apr17

Friday, 31 March 2017 19:33

Year 7 Progress Evening Presentation

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Wednesday, 29 March 2017 13:00

Y7 Progress Information Evening

Y7 Progress Information Evening

Parents of Year 7 students are invited to an information evening on Thursday 30th March at 6pm in the West Hall.

The evening will explain the student progress report and provide a summary of the way that student progress is measured now that National Curriculum levels are no longer compulsory.

Thursday, 16 March 2017 11:42

Head of School Surgeries


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