Biggest haul of A* grades yet at Wellingborough School

Pupils Craig Lambert, Rory Sarjeant and Harry Little from Wellingborough School celebrate their A-Level results.
Pupils Craig Lambert, Rory Sarjeant and Harry Little from Wellingborough School celebrate their A-Level results.

Pupils at Wellingborough School are headed off to universities around the country after collecting their A Level results today.

Sam Gregory, 17, achieved A grades in history, politics and psychology and will now take up a place reading War Studies at King’s College London. He said: “I was ridiculously, unbelievably nervous. It was a lot of work. I’m looking forward to three years of fun.”

Alistair Bradford, 18, got A* grades in A Level English Literature, history and Latin, and will study Classics at Bristol University. He said: “I’m absolutely delighted.”

The school’s head boy Rory Bowe, 18, got A* grades in geography and English Literature and an A in Franch. He has taken up a place studying geography at Durham University. He said: “I feel so, so, so relieved, it feels like a massive weight has been lifted off. Now I can say ‘I’m going to that uni’ instead of ‘I think I am going there’.”

Chris Kunkler, 18, will study history at St Andrews University after getting two A*s and an A in politics, English Literature and history. he said: “I’m really excited about going to uni.”

Wellingborough School headmaster Garry Bowe said: “We are very pleased. The vast majority of people are very pleased with their results. At the very top end we have a greater number of A*s than we have had in the past so we are pretty pleased about that.

“We have also had real successes with students who have come to us just for sixth form.”