A-levels: East Northamptonshire College

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Three East Northamptonshire schools are sending students to top universities after they gained a string of A-grade passes.

The Ferrers School, Huxlow Science College and Rushden Community College, which make up East Northamptonshire College, have several students who got straight As.

melia Mitchell from Ferrers achieved five A*s and will be taking up her place at Cambridge University to read Natural Sciences.

Equally jubilant is Abigail Le Marquand Brown from Huxlow who was awarded one A* and four As and hopes to study for a degree in music.

Leeanna Smith from Ferrers gained an A* and three As and will be going to Nottingham to study psychology with cognitive neuro science and Declan O’Callaghan from Huxlow, with three A*s and one A will be reading mathematics at Warwick.

Other outstanding results were achieved by Huxlow students Luke Dyks, with an A* and three As and Hayley Wright who got an A* and two As.

Rushden student Sasha Harris got three As and a B and Jodie Pitfield gained three As and a C. Jodie is going to Durham University to read sociology.

Deputy Headteacher at Huxlow, Ed Carlyle, speaking on behalf of all three schools, said how delighted he was that the students’ hard work has been rewarded with such a splendid set of results.

He said: “We celebrate all our students’ success but this year are particularly proud of the number of students achieving top end A* and A grades”.

“These results reflect the hard work of the students and staff from across the three schools, underpinned by the strong support of our parents.

“In a year when top A level results have been difficult to secure, this is an excellent outcome for all our students, the majority of whom have secured places at their first choice universities.”