Sixth form students at Wilmslow High School are celebrating another set of impressive A level results today, 55.3% of which were A* to B grades.
Overall 27% of the results were graded A* and A and 9.2% were A*. In total 38 students achieved the equivalent of 3 A grades or above in their A levels or BTECs and 20% of A level students achieved AAB or higher.
Headteacher, Dr James Pulle, commented: "With the national media this year reporting uncertainty in the awarding of this first set of A-Level grades in the 13 reformed subjects, we are delighted that the students of Wilmslow High School have achieved at such high levels continuing a four-year trend of improvement in the school's headline figures.
"This collective success is formed by the hard work and commitment of every individual involved, and I would like to pass on my thanks and congratulations to all of our students who richly deserve the rewards they have achieved."
Dr James Pulle added "This cohort of students have also maintained the school's commitment to the Wider Curriculum whether supporting the learning and welfare of younger students in programmes like the Paired Reading Scheme or the Pastoral Networkers, assisting in the running of extracurricular activities, representing the school in high profile events such as the Portico Library Awards, the recent Camps International Expedition to Equador and the Galapagos Islands, Model UN General Assemblies, Young Enterprise, Bar Mock Trial and achieving highly in national schools sports competitions.
"We know they will go on to achieve much more at university and in their careers and we wish them well in the exciting challenges and op¬portunities that life will bring.
"I am sure they will join me in expressing thanks for the continuing support of their parents and the hard work and commitment provided by school staff over their years of secondary education."
Some individual highlights include:
Ewan Ferguson – History -2A* 1A
Sophie Kraunsoe – Natural Sciences – 3 A*
Ross Jenkinson – Physics - 4A*
Adam Morris – Mathematics and Computer Science - 3 A*
Bath - Rhys Phillips - Civil Engineering - 3A*
Birmingham – Hugh Gozem - Business Management - 1A* 1A 1B
Durham – Robert Brodie - Biological Sciences – 3A
Sid Acreman – Physics - 3A*
Elizabeth Fogarty - Accounting and Finance - 2A* 1A
Hertfordshire – Ciara Layburn - Fashion and Fashion Business - 1A* 1A 1B
Adam Leigh – Law - 3A*
Jacob Brennan - Aviation Technology with Pilot Studies – 3A
Imperial College - Sorrell Cowan - Biological Sciences with Year Abroad - 2A* 1A
UCL - Joshua Sullivan – History - 2A* 1A
LSE – Freya Haworth – Social Anthropology - 1A* 1A 1B
Loughborough – Georgia Hulmes - Psychology with Criminology – 3A
Manchester - Alice Watkins - French and Spanish - 1A* 2A
Manchester Metropolitan – Jess Stansby – Art Foundation - 1A* 2A
Nottingham – Isabella Hargreaves – English - 1A* 1A 1B
Daniel Waters - English Literature - 2A* 1A
Bethany Burgess – Law - 1A* 2A
Patrick Ward - Aerospace Engineering with Year in North America – 3A
Surrey - Becky Medcalf (Veterinary Medicine and Science – 1A* 1A 1B
Sussex - Emmanuel Hundeyin - Economics and Finance - 1A* 1A 1B
Samuel Clowes - Chemistry, Biological and Medicinal Chemistry - 1A* 2A
Tom Seal - Biomedical Sciences - 1A* 2A
James Thompson – History - 1A* 1A 1B
Study in Germany – Roman Witzel - 2 A* 2A
Work in property business - Elliott Webb - 2A* 1A
Work in fashion and events management – Holly Millward – 1A* 2B
Speaking about the course destinations Dr James Pulle said "Our students continue to excel in STEM disciplines such as aviation, engineering, mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology, while undergraduate courses in English, Modern Languages, History, Geography, Politics, Sociology and Economics have remained very popular.
"Many of our students are keen to pursue sport as a career and 32 of this year's cohort are going on to sports-related apprenticeships, elite competitor training programmes, employment or university courses.
"Other courses with a strong career pathway include Accounting / Finance (9 students), Business (30 students) and Law / Criminology (9 students) or the creative disciplines of Fashion and Textiles (7 students), Film and Media Studies (6 students) and Design (5 students)."
A-Level students in Cheshire East have once again chalked up impressive results that are above the national average.
The borough's 1,685 students who received their results this morning achieved a provisional pass rate of 99 per cent, which is above the national average of 98 per cent.
The further breakdown of grades shows that the proportion of students achieving grades A* to A was 27 per cent, which is higher than the proportion nationally and 54 per cent achieved an A* to B grade.
Additionally 10% of Cheshire East students achieved the highest grade of A* compared to a national figure of 8%.