A-levels: Bishop Stopford School, Kettering

Students at Bishop Stopford School in Kettering celebrate after receiving their A-level results
Students at Bishop Stopford School in Kettering celebrate after receiving their A-level results
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Almost 60 per cent of students at Bishop Stopford School achieved the top A*-B grades in today’s A-level results.

Among those receiving results is a teenager who is the Kettering school’s first student to have been awarded an academic scholarship by an Ivy League university in the US.

Jack Haworth, from Bishop Stopford School, has got a place at Brown University in Rhode Island

Jack Haworth, from Bishop Stopford School, has got a place at Brown University in Rhode Island

Headteacher Margaret Holman has paid tribute to all students, who performed particularly highly in chemistry, where 85 per cent achieved the top grades.

That grade threshold was also reached by 76 per cent in history, 73 per cent in biology, 71 per cent in economics, 69 per cent in mathematics and 68 per cent in English.

The school also said that measures of the progress made by students between GCSE and A-level are an improvement on last year’s already excellent results.

Among those celebrating is Jack Haworth (pictured left), who has been given a scholarship to study at the prestigious Brown University in Rhode Island, and Danielle Murphy, who achieved A*A*A* and will be reading English at Exeter University.

Twins Gemma and Yasmine Cooper achieved an A* and five A grades between them, meaning they can take up places at Oxford University to read languages and Bristol University to read veterinary medicine respectively.

Mrs Holman said: “Many students have been successful in gaining places at their first choice universities and places of work.

“Seeing them move on to the next stage in their lives, makes this one of the most satisfying days of the school year.”