A-levels: Wollaston School

Pupils celebrate at Wollaston School.
Pupils celebrate at Wollaston School.
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The anxious wait is finally over after sixth form students at Wollaston School gathered together to celebrate superb A-level and BTEC national results.

The numbers of Wollaston students securing the top grades rose again, with 28 per cent of all entries awarded A* or A grades.

More than 50 per cent of all A-level grades were A*, A and B.

50 per cent of BTEC results were graded at Distinction*, equivalent to an A* at A-Level.

Headteacher Joe Cowell said: “The great joy for teachers at this time of year is to see the students that have worked hard for the last two years fulfil their potential and win places at some of the best universities in the country.

“I am happy to report that the mood in the Sixth Form Centre today is one of elation, excitement and relief.

“This is a tribute to the hard work of all the students, the support given to them by their parents, and the dedication and commitment of their teachers.”

There were some outstanding individual performances:

Lucy Sawford secured an outstanding three A* grades in Biology, Geography and Maths. She will now accept a place to study Mathematics at the University of Loughborough.

Jamie Smith secured an equally outstanding three A* grades in Chemistry, Maths & Further Maths, and will now begin a Masters degree at the University of Southampton in Electromechanical Engineering.

Faith Rawson secured three starred Distinction grades (equivalent to 3 A* grades at A-Level) in her BTEC subjects of Hospitality & Catering and Health & Social Care. She has accepted a place at the University of Northampton to study for a degree in Social & Community Work.

Holly Wilson was absolutely delighted to learn that she too had secured three A* grades in Biology, Chemistry & French. She will now accept a place at the University of Sheffield to study Medicine.

Neve Costello-Heaven secured a hugely impressive two A* grades and one A grade in Biology, Chemistry and Maths. She will now go onto study Biochemistry at University College London.

Penny Barker produced outstanding results including A* in Geography and A grades in Maths and French. She will now go on to study Geography at Bristol University.

Hiral Billimoria was thrilled with her superb results of three A grades in Biology, Chemistry and Maths. She will now study Medicine at the University of Keele.

Hannah Lidbetter was equally thrilled with her superb results of three A grades in Biology, Chemistry and Maths. She too will go onto study Medicine, at St Georges University (London).

Courtney Nicholson was delighted to discover that she had secured A grades in Dance, History and Sociology and will now go onto accept a place at the University of Warwick to study Sociology.

Kieran Traynor was delighted to learn that he too had secured three A grades, in Biology, Chemistry and Maths. He will now take up a place at the University of Manchester to study Medicine.

Ollie Millin also secured a very impressive set of three A grades in Geography, Maths and Physics and will accept a place at the University of Reading to study for a degree in Meteorology.

Antonn Cheeseman was rightly very proud to learn that he had secured three A grades in Chemistry, Maths and Physics. He will now accept a place at the University of Bristol to study for a degree in Virology & Immunology.

Callum Taylor was delighted to hear that he had received three A grades in Biology, Chemistry and Maths. He will now go onto study for a degree in Biochemistry at the University of Warwick.