October 21st, 2016

Students across district celebrate A Level success

Updated: 10:37 am, Aug 19, 2016

THE FUTURE is looking bright for students across the district following another year of impressive A Level results.

North Leamington School saw a rise on last year with its 75 students achieving an overall pass rate of 99.5 per cent and 63 per cent being awarded A* to B grades – an increase of nearly 16 per cent.

Top achievers included Henry Lay, who secured four A*s and 1A, and Jenny Hill, who scooped three A*s and an A. Meanwhile Gabe Higgins, Seb Stuart and George Want all picked up 2 A*s and an A.

Headteacher Joy Mitchell put the results down to the hard work and commitment of the school’s students and teachers.

She said: “I am delighted with the continued improvement in performance year on year of students, particularly the upward trend in A* to B grades.

“This year’s students have again produced excellent results that have significantly improved our overall results for yet another year.

“I am convinced our students’ results will put them in a strong position for successful pathways beyond school, whether it be university entrance, apprenticeships or employment.”

Many of Myton School’s sixth formers made the grade this year as the school performed well above the national average.

Amritpal Singh bagged four A*s and an A while Ben Aveyard, Radhika Sarda and Francesca Burt were awarded three A*s.

Among the other top performers were Amy Curtin and Tom Jackson, who picked up two A*s and an A each.

Headteacher Andy Perry said: “It is a pleasure to see our students will be able to fulfil their aspirations of going to a range of university or apprenticeships due to their hard work – including students going to Oxford, Cambridge and universities abroad.

“The governors and staff are justifiably proud of their achievements and we wish them well as they progress to their chosen university or career.”

Emilia O’Reilly is set to go from Campion to Cambridge after she bagged four A* grades and will be joined by fellow high flyer Denicia Barnard.

Other top achievers included Liam Johal (three As), Tinashe Gutu (three As), Rosie Cheshire (A*, two Bs) and Shane Saysell (two As and a B).

Overall, it was a successful year for the Sydenham school with a 100 per cent pass rate and 94 per cent of grades at A* to C.

Jas Panesar, headteacher, said: “The pupils at Campion have achieved excellent A level results and this has meant pupils not only going to top universities but also securing employment, training and apprenticeships.

“Every day I walk into school and meet more and more superstars of the future – some of whom are in Year 7, 8 and 9.

“I expect we will be seeing more of these pupils go off to Cambridge, compete in the Olympics, cure diseases, design new technologies and do many more amazing things with their lives!”

And sixth formers at Trinity Catholic also had reason to celebrate following the news that half of the grades awarded being A* to B.

Caitlin Knights and Tom Knight walked away with top grades and have done enough to secure places at Oxford and Cambridge respectively while a host of other students secured university places.

Principal Chris Gabbett took the opportunity to congratulate the departing students. He said: “It’s wonderful to see so many students attending their first choice destination.

“I am very proud of this effort – A Level study takes incredible commitment and support from students, teachers and families, and I thank all who have worked so hard to achieve this.”

And that hard work also paid off at Southam College where youngsters secured a 100 per cent pass rate – including 57 per cent of A* to B grades.

Top marks went to Ellie Parker, Ethan Skitt, Phoebe Brown and Sara Disney, who all achieved two A*s and an A. Other strong performances came from Harry Jones (one A* two As) and Lauren Twining, who took home three distinctions.

Head of sixth form, Keith Bradbury, said: “We are delighted with the results of all of our students and wish them the very best of luck for the future in all of their endeavours.”

Kenilworth School’s headteacher, Hayden Abbott was equally vocal in praising his students following another impressive year.

He said: “I am very proud of the way in which our students have worked this year.

“Not only have they worked hard in their lessons but they have also contributed to school life and the community very well – enhancing their personal development at the same time.

“We wish them all well as they pursue the next stage of their education.”

Warwickshire College’s pass rate hit 98 per cent with many of the students now off to study at university.

After picking up two A*s and an A, Tom Edden is off to Cambridge to study land economy while mum-of-two Iona McIntye will be staying slightly closer to home having secured an A*, A and B to secure a place at Warwick University.

Harriet Tolhurst is heading for a career in the city after securing her place to study Finance and Investment Banking at Greenwich University.

In the private sector it was more of the same with girls at The Kingsley School celebrating success.

Saskia Beasley picked up an A*, A and B and will study law before taking on an Army scholarship at Sandhurst.

Lizzie Essex is set to pursue a fashion and retail apprenticeship at Harrods while head girl Helen Greer is off to Kings College London where she will study nursing having achieved two As and a B.

Headteacher Heather Owens said: “Yet again, I am delighted with the girls’ academic success.

“This year our strong results have prepared our students for life, adopting Kingsley’s ‘can do’ ethos they are making enormously diverse life choices.”

At King’s High parents, students and staff had plenty yo smile about after another successful year with around 75 per cent being awarded A* to B grades.

Emma Loveridge was voted Youth Sailor of the Year during her A Level studies and will be going to Durham University to study chemistry having achieved four A*s.

Celia Kay, Emily Beevers, Kate Hammond and Lauren Fletcher have secured places to read law, modern and medieval languages and linguistics at The University of Cambridge while deputy head girl, Madelaine Briggs is off to Oxford to study history.

Straight A*and A grades were earned by head girl, Kate Duxbury (two A*s and one A), and senior prefect, Sally Rankin, who attained the A* and two As that will take her to Bristol to read medicine.

Headmaster Richard Nicholson said: “Year on year, our girls’ results ensure their places to study the courses of their choice at some of the finest universities, both here and abroad.

“Our girls not only achieve the impressive academic results required, they flourish in their pursuit of their personal goals over a wide range of disciplines, both curricular and extracurricular. We are very proud of them.”

Warwick School has also managed to top last year’s results with more than half the students gaining A* or A grades.

Among the high achievers were Ronit Kanwar and Thomas Leung, who both worked their way to four A*s and will be off to study economics and management at Oxford and medicine at UCL respectively.

It was also an impressive year for maths at the school with more than three quarters of students securing A* or A grades.

Headmaster Gus Lock said: “I am delighted our boys have performed so well, improving on last year’s results and securing places at a host of elite universities in the UK and beyond.

“Warwick School boys have, once again, attained these super results through sustained hard work, unfaltering support from their parents and the expertise and commitment of our teachers.

“This group of young men have been a real credit to the school and enormous fun – and we wish them every success and enjoyment in their continuing education.”

And Princethorpe College also tasted success with more than a quarter of all grades achieved being either A* or A.

Headmaster, Ed Hester, said: “We have had another great year and the results show the hard work of both students and staff has been rewarded.

“While we are of course delighted with their academic achievements, these students have many other fine qualities, which will be as important – if not more so – as they move on to the next phase of their lives. We wish them well for the future.”