A-Levels: Huxlow Science College, Irthlingborough

Huxlow students celebrating their exam results
Huxlow students celebrating their exam results

Students at Huxlow Science College are today (Thursday) celebrating one of the best A-Level results days in the school’s history.

Today’s results show improvements across the board in the school’s A-Level and Level 3 applied qualifications with a 100 per cent pass rate.

Pupils at Huxlow Science College are celebrating their results today

Pupils at Huxlow Science College are celebrating their results today

Students have done particularly well in the science and maths subjects.

28 per cent of all examinations taken were graded at A* or A grade with 54 per cent graded at B or above.

85 per cent of all examinations were graded C or above.

Headteacher Steve Gordon said: “This is the best set of A-Level results ever seen at Huxlow Science College and it is down to the hard work of both students and staff.

Oliver Applegarth

Oliver Applegarth

“We have offered high quality careers advice to ensure that all students have studied courses that are well tailored to their talents and aspirations.

“This has resulted in excellent results and some prestigious university destinations for our students.

“We have left no stone unturned in terms of teaching and learning and we are really proud of our students and the incredible commitment they have shown to their studies.”

There was particular success in the maths and sciences.

Huxlow students celebrating their exam results

Huxlow students celebrating their exam results

100 per cent of students who studied maths and/or further maths gained B or above and 71 per cent of students who studied chemistry gained a B grade or higher.

Huxlow Science College’s top performing student was Zac Tiernan, who gained A* grades in biology and maths and A grades in chemistry and further maths.

It now looks likely that he is off to study pharmacology at UCL in London.

Zac said: “I worked really hard to get these grades and put in at least 50 hours of revision per subject.

“I have always loved the maths and science subjects and I want to pursue a career in drug development.

“I want my science career to have a practical application and would really enjoy pioneering new drugs.”

Oliver Applegarth gained an A* and 3As.

He will head to the University of East Anglia to study biochemistry.

Oliver said: “I was hoping for grades B and above so am really pleased with how I have done.

“I am all prepared for university and have been doing some private maths tutoring during the holidays to build up some funds to take.”

The school really did live up to its science name with many successes in the sciences.

Many students will now study a science related degree at university.

Ervin Bevenyi will be studying aerospace engineering at Sheffield Hallam; Paul Byrne gained 2A and 2b grades and will study computer science at Birmingham University; Oliver Le Marquant-Brown is studying automotive engineering at Oxford Brookes; Cameron Barber will study aerospace systems engineering; Billy Robinson will study electrical engineering at Lincoln University; Jordan-Rhys Linnell will study chemistry at Leicester Unviersity and Calum Patton will study software engineering at Nottingham Trent University.

A number of students have also secured jobs or apprenticeships.

Jasmin Buxton is now working for a local water management company.

Chloe Keech is a community banker at Barclays in Northampton and Robert Clarke has won a degree apprenticeship with Balfour Beatty.

Nikita Camps will be studying sport and science at Brunel University.

She said: “I’m all ready to go to London and have a job lined up already.

“I am really thrilled to have got a place where I wanted.”

Friends Preston Williams and Joseph Antonacci are headed to Sheffield Hallam University to study the same subject after gaining identical grades in identical subjects.

India Driscoll and Molly Killeen will both be studying The University of Northampton.

India will be studying a psychology and law degree and Molly will do education studies as the first step on a path towards a career in teaching.

Molly said: “The sixth form has been brilliant and the staff have been really supportive all the way along.”

Head of sixth form Jackie Holmes said: “I am really pleased that all the hard work has paid off.

“The new A-Levels have come to fruition and I am thrilled that our students have cracking futures ahead of them.

“It is phenomenal how hard they have worked.”

Amelia Parker will study fashion buying and marketing at De Montfort University; Laurence Wright will read History at Lincoln University and William Brown will read the same subject at the University of East Anglia.

There was particular success in the maths and sciences.

100 per cent of students who studied naths and/or further maths gained B or above and 71 per cent of students who studied chemistry gained a B grade or higher.

The success comes as the school prepares to launch its new sixth form centre in September.

Year 12 and 13 students will have a dedicated area to pursue their studies and ensure the sixth form continues to thrive.