20th August 2015
We were delighted this year with another strong set of A Level results. Most pleasingly, we achieved 53% A*-B and 30% A*-A in the Facilitating Subjects (those considered most difficult by the Russell Group universities) which is a superb achievement from a non-selective school.
Best overall performance was Jess Holding who netted 3A 1B and an A at AS and will be going to Bristol to study Maths. Best individual subject result came from Tony Xu who got 100% in two of his Maths papers, helping to nail his A*.
The most inspirational performance was from Mathew Aaronson who, despite having been able to attend only occasional days through sixth form, thanks to ongoing health issues, gained a C and a D at A2 and a D at AS, enabling him to progress to music college as planned.
Almost all of our pupils had their university places confirmed early today and so it has been a morning of celebration for them. Whilst there are many taking up familiar subjects, this year also sees some unusual destinations for leavers. Following her impressive performance in the World Dance Championships this summer and a set of excellent A Levels, Emma Hayes will be going to study Dance and Music Theatre at the highly selective Urdang Academy in London. Inspired by his involvement in the School’s charity work in South Africa, Head Boy Callum Reade will be studying Disaster Management at Coventry University.
I should just conclude by saying a ‘Congratulations’ to all of our hard-working pupils and many thanks to our staff, who have shown such dedication this year.
PS: We have also appeared in the regional press this morning, with the following articles: