This year’s A- level results are excellent with the vast majority of students securing their place at their first choice of university. The pass rate of 100% was outstanding with 76.2% of the grades being A* -B with almost half the grades being A*/A; this is one of the best set of results in recent years. There were many superb individual performances with 9 students getting three A* grades or better including James Donaldson who secured 4 A* grades and is going to Cambridge to read natural sciences joining 5 other students going to Oxbridge. All the medics and vets were successful in securing the necessary grades for their first choice university to read medicine which is a tremendous achievement. There were many happy students on the day and it was great to see them so pleased with their results after the long wait over the summer.
Alfie Ashton, Jack Baker, James Donaldson, Vicky Frost, Matt Griffiths, Flo Hall, Elle Lamb, Ed Lyons, Max Vesty and Ryan Wood all secured at least 3 A* grades and if we include the EPQ then, Jess Rutherford and Tom Beaumont are also included in this group.
The following students achieved at least 3 A grades (and in many cases much better) as well; Ellie Abbott, Leanne Anderson, James Andrews, Julia Atherley,Helen Bailey, Catherine Bailey, David Bates, Emma Beaumont, Annabelle Blyton, Donna Castle-Ward, Anna Durkin, Eliza Dwyer, Yaz Ebert-Moran, Christie Hall, Coulton Hill, Emma Hope, Will Knowles, Dan Lawson, Alannah Mansfield, Charlotte Miles, Emily Morrell, David Owens, Erin-Claire Pallott, Ben Pease, Emily Peirson, Ben Pilling, Matt Pimley, Tim Pope, Calum Richardson, Hannah Scholes, Isabelle Sykes and Kieran Woodcock.
The AS results were also excellent with 62.3% of the grades being A/B. This is especially pleasing since there was great uncertainty over the new AS grading with many subjects now having the AS level as a stand-alone qualification. In fact, these are some of the best results ever secured in recent history at AS which is tremendous! 49 students secured 3 A grades or better with some outstanding departmental performances too.
I am very grateful to all the staff who prepared students for these exams and I would like to congratulate the students once again on their results and thank them for all their hard work over the course. They can now enjoy some well-earned relaxation before they embark on the next exciting stage of their lives!
M. L. Pearman