A-levels: Montsaye Academy

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High achievers at Montsaye Academy pupils are off to Russell Group universities after pupils improved on last year’s results.

Students and staff at the Rothwell school are celebrating an increase in the number of top grades achieved, the number of students accepted into Russell Group universities and the average amount of academic progress made by students during their A Level studies.

Top achievers in the year include James Sullivan (A*AB) who is going to study archaeology and anthropology at the University of Bristol; Jairo Machado (A*AB) who is off to the University of Exeter to study modern languages; Shay McEvoy (A*A*B) who will be going to Newcastle University to study law; and Lydia Ravenscroft who achieved A*AA and will be studying history at LSE next year.

The academy’s principal Jason Cumming said: “The achievements of our highest attaining students are obviously fantastic and these young people should rightly be celebrated today. However, what is even more pleasing is the amount of progress all students have made in the Sixth Form at Montsaye, not just in terms of their results but also in having grown into a delightful bunch of adults.

These students leave us today and make their next steps, in terms of education or employment, and we would wish them the best of luck in all that they do. Their ambition and hard work has led to great outcomes, and now they are ready to take on the world.”

Results were particularly good in English literature and sociology, with students achieving 7 A* grades in these subjects. Progress in both biology and business studies was excellent.

Jason Cumming said, “the improvement across the board, either in terms of attainment or progress, is a real testament to the hard work of the students, the staff who taught them and the parents who kept them on track. These results show the best of what can happen when school and home work together to support students to achieve their best.