A-Levels: Bishop Stopford School, Kettering

One student at Bishop achieved an astonishing five A* grades

Friday, 14th August 2020, 11:23 am
Updated Friday, 14th August 2020, 11:24 am
Adam Beech gained 5A*s

Bishop Stopford pupils are off to universities including Cambridge and Warwick.

Students rose to the challenge despite the controversy surrounding examination results this year.

As a result, the majority have been able to progress to their first choices at university or to work and apprenticeships.

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More than 60 per cent of grades were awarded at A*-B – a testament to the hard work and commitment of the 200 students and the support of staff at the school.

Adam Beech achieved an amazing 5A* and will now go on to read mathematics at Warwick.

A number of other students achieved at least 3A* grades, with Tom Gilhooly, Freya Harris, and Natalie Matthews securing places at Cambridge to read English literature, engineering and history respectively.

A further six students have secured places for Medicine, including twins Deena and Dona Tomy.

As well as those students going to university, others will begin prestigious apprenticeships, and Theo Brown will leave for the States at the weekend to take up a golf scholarship at

Concordia, New York.

Headteacher Jill Silverthorne said: "It is a real privilege to commend all of our students on the results they have received today. They have had to cope in extraordinary circumstances over the past few months, and have demonstrated remarkable resilience throughout this time.

"‘We should remember that today is about students as individuals: let’s not allow national uncertainties to detract from their success. We wish each one all the very best for the future.

"I am equally proud of our teachers who ensured students achieved highly in the face of adversity. Their professionalism means the strong A Level and BTEC performance at Bishop Stopford School has once again been maintained."