A-levels: Brooke Weston Academy

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Brooke Weston Academy’s principal has hailed an “absolutely fantastic” set of A-level results.

Almost 40 per cent of entries from the Corby academy were graded at A* or A, and 61 per cent were A*, A or B, with dozens of students securing places at top universities or on apprenticeships.

Principal Trish Stringer said: “I’m absolutely delighted with the results given the volatility surrounding the results nationally and the changes made. I think the students have done terrifically well.

“The trend that we found this morning was that pupils, by and large, were into their first-choice universities or secured high-quality apprenticeships.

“The message from me is that this is not the end but the beginning. Whatever the grades, it’s just a stepping stone for students.

“Even the students were expecting there to be a difference (in overall results) and they are pleased there hasn’t been the drop they were anticipating.

Brooke Weston Academy students celebrate with their A-level results. Clockwise from top left: Rebecca Hearne, Lina Sytchenko, Olivia Mawby, Chris Weaver, Ben Perkins and Vinh Ta

Brooke Weston Academy students celebrate with their A-level results. Clockwise from top left: Rebecca Hearne, Lina Sytchenko, Olivia Mawby, Chris Weaver, Ben Perkins and Vinh Ta

“I am delighted – it’s a good morning.”

Brooke Weston Academy saw 86 per cent of entried graded A* to C. The top-performing student achieved three A* and one A grade, while another student achieved two A* and two A grades, with two other students achieving a profile of one A* and three A grades.

A further 17 students achieved a profile of three A*/A grades.

Among those who will be taking up places at university are Vinh Ta, who will read physics at Imperial College London, Daniel Tough (mechanical engineering), Christopher Weaver (mathematics) and Benjamin Perkins (mathematics), who are going on to study at Warwick University, Jacob Guthrie, who has a place to read physics at Nottingham University, Adrialina Parv, who will study French and Italian at Leeds University, and Elliot Beeby, who has been accepted into the University of St Andrew’s to read classics and philosophy at St. Andrew’s University.

A number of students have secured highly sought-after apprenticeships with multinational companies, including Jack Crane at KPMG, Ross Freeman at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Emily Stubbins at Grant Thornton.