Top grades at Brooke Weston, Corby

Students at Brooke Weston, Corby, are celebrating after picking up their A-Level results
Students at Brooke Weston, Corby, are celebrating after picking up their A-Level results

Brooke Weston is celebrating another year of excellent A-Level results as 64 per cent of all examinations taken by sixth formers have been awarded one of the top grades of A*, A or B.

Performance measures remained consistently high for the third year running with average points per student indicating an overall attainment of three A graded A-Levels or equivalent.

The top-performing student achieved four A* grades while another six attained four A* or A grades.

Many others gained impressive individual results and 10 per cent of all entries were graded at A* or equivalent.

One student, Adrian Matthew, 18, is going on to study materials science at Corpus Christi, Oxford after gaining four As.

He said: “I was the only one at Brooke Weston to get an offer this year from Oxford so I’m pretty pleased.

“To get in and to be the only one is a bit of a shock.

“I don’t start until October but I am really looking forward to it.”

Adrian lives in Rothwell with parents Neil and Christine. His sister Alex who studied maths at Cambridge.

Boys and girls performed strongly across the board in the 28 subjects offered at Brooke Weston’s sixth form with exceptional results in vocational qualifications.

A total of 31 students also received the Brooke Weston Diploma, awarded to students who have successfully completed two years of core study along with optional higher studies and who have also made a contribution in the local community.

Pupil Antonia Qualey, 18, gained four A*s in biology, chemistry, English literature and maths. She is taking a gap year to travel and work around Europe.

She said: “The results are what I was hoping for but I didn’t realise I had done quite so well.

“I am going to go to uni next year, preferably to study biology.

“I think my parents will be shocked because I am normally the creative one in the family.”

Antonia lives in Weldon with parents Fiona, a GP, and Peter, a PHD student.

Principal Trish Stringer said: “Once again the hard work and dedication that our students have demonstrated in the sixth form is reflected in these creditable results today.

“Not only do we have some exceptional individual successes, with many students leaving with a string of top grades, one of the key trends has been the results attained in our wide variety of applied vocational courses.

“This success shows that, whether our students want to follow a totally academic curriculum, or are more suited to creative, physical, artistic or vocational disciplines, they have been well served by all of the departments here

at Brooke Weston.

“These results are testament, not only to the hard work and skills of our students, but also to the commitment of teaching staff across a broad spread of subjects whose professionalism underpins the success that Brooke Weston is celebrating today.”

Key statistics from the Brooke Weston results:

64 per cent of all exams were graded at A*/A or B

10 per cent of Level 3 grades were awarded at A*

The average points score per student was 361 – this means the students secured the equivalent of more than three A graded A-Levels

137 students sat A-Levels this year