A-Level exam success
Sixth Formers celebrate exam success.
On Thursday 16th August our Sixth Formers were celebrating success in their A level exams. Staff from the sixth form team and subject areas, as well as Cerys Evans, our dedicated careers adviser, were on hand to support students with confirming places at universities, apprenticeships, other training and employment.
Some subject areas performed particularly strongly; two thirds of entrants in both English Language and Maths achieved a grade B or above, while Further Maths continued its strong performance, with 80% of students achieving a grade A or above. All Sports Studies A level students achieved grade B or above, with 75% achieving a grade A. The school’s vocational courses achieved highly, with Science, Performing Arts and Sport achieving excellent levels of success.
We would like to pay particular tribute to the following students for their outstanding success:
Fiona Jiang will be going on to study Medicine at the University of Cambridge. We wish her every success on this highly competitive and demanding course. Cameron Harrison achieved an outstanding clean sweep of A* grades in Maths, Further Maths and Physics and will be studying Maths at the University of Bristol. Charlie Mott achieved an A* in Maths, as well as A grades in Chemistry, Physics and Further Maths, and will be going on to study Material Science and Engineering at the University of Sheffield. Another mathematician to achieve an A* is Tom Oxley, along with and A in Physics and B in History. Tom will be going to Birmingham University to study Mathematics.
Estere Dzelme has achieved a first for Meadowhead students, and will be going on to study Fine Art at the highly prestigious St Martin’s College, London, having achieved excellent grades of A* in Textiles, plus an A in Art and English Literature. Joseph Newman-Billington achieved AAB and will be going on to study Sport and Exercise Psychology at the university of Loughborough, while Gina Coe achieved AAB and will be going on to study Geography at Birmingham.Ellie Johnson’s A grades in English Language and Geography, as well as EPQ, have helped her gain a place at Manchester Metropolitan University to study Fashion Promotion. Jakob Young will be going to study Architecture at the University of Strathclyde, after his results of ABB.
Ted Claxton has achieved a place to study Medicine at Newcastle University following his AAB grades. Lucy Hindmarch achieved an A in English Language and in Sociology to go with her Distinction grade (equivalent to an A) in Performing Arts, and is going on to study Sociology at Leeds.
“We would like to express our congratulations to all of our students, who are going on to a range of universities, employment, apprenticeships and other training opportunities, and to wish everyone the very best of luck in their next steps. We look forward to welcoming you back to school for the A Level presentation in December” (Sarah Burdekin – Head of Sixth Form)
Mrs Burdekin congratulates Cameron Hariison on his clean sweep of 3 A* grades.
Miss Shea and Mr Sheppard congratulate Lucy Hindmarch on her success in getting into Leeds to study Sociology.
Mr Fowler and Mrs Burdekin welcome and congratulate students.