Thursday 17 August

Sixth Formers Celebrate Strong A-level Results

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Our Sixth Formers have delivered another excellent set of provisional A-level results which will see the majority of students progressing to their chosen universities.

The results achieved this summer see 70% of A-levels passed at the top A* to B grades with 40.6% of all entries marked at the highest A* and A grades.  Amongst the overall excellent school performance have been some outstanding individual achievements.

Tom Perry, David Davies and Lucy Friend achieved excellent results, being awarded A* grades in all three of their subjects.  This ensures that Tom will take his place at St Peter’s College, Oxford, to study Physics, whilst David and Lucy will be going to Imperial College and University of Bath to read Maths with Computer Science and Education with Psychology, respectively.

Owen Zhou studied four A-level subjects and recorded two A* grades and two A grades, whilst  Katie Hevingham, Mary Bradshaw and Matt Gentle put in excellent performances to secure two A*s and an A grade each.  Owen will go on to study Maths at the University of Warwick whilst Katie, Mary and Matt will take places at Birmingham, Durham and Lancaster universities.

There were strong results across the curriculum, with more than 50% of all exam entries in Maths, Art and Design, Chemistry, French, Spanish, Geography and Religious Studies being awarded the highest A* and A grades.  Students studying Further Mathematics achieved outstanding results with almost 80% gaining an A* or A grade and this comes at a time when the school looks to make further investment in this important and core subject.

Headmaster, Phillip Stapleton says:

“We pride ourselves on offering an education that prepares young people for success in a varied future.  For all our leavers these results represent the start of that journey and I am sure that the confidence developed through an education that stretches beyond the curriculum will set them apart.

I have no doubt that some of these fine results are the product of the commitment and curiosity shown by students, modelled by staff and supported by parents.  We are fortunate that our small class sizes enable a personalised education, which is better able to support individual learning needs.

We are very proud of them all and while I shout collective praise it is the students who should be congratulated.  Many have achieved or exceeded their expectations, which puts them in a strong position as they move towards their futures beyond school.”