'Truly amazing' A-level results at Winterbourne Academy after trying year for students
WINTERBOURNE Academy has hailed the "truly amazing results" achieved by pupils as A-level results were announced today.
The school said 98% of A-levels were passed at Grades A* to E, while four out of ten students achieved A*-A or equivalent grades, and just under half achieved A*-B at A-level.
With no exams this year, results were based on teacher assessments which were then moderated by qualifications regulator Ofqual.
Among the high achievers was Emma Lovick, who will be going to Cambridge University to study modern and medieval languages after achieving A* grades in maths, history and Spanish, an A in English language and an A* for her extended project (EPQ).
James Wishart (A*s in further maths and chemistry, As in maths and biology; A* EPQ), who will study medicine at Exeter University.
Megan Lee (A*s in media and English Literature; A in history; A* EPQ), who will study English at Birmingham University.
Lauren Rintoul: (A* in maths; As in business and economics), who will study economics at Bristol University.
Olivia Sullivan: (A* in sociology; As in both business and economics)
Marton Handa: (As in maths, further maths, chemistry and physics)
Isabelle Gooding: (Distinction* in Vtec engineering; A photography, C geography)
The school said A-level students had secured university places at top universities, including:
Isaac Briggs - Bristol University (Physics)
Ruth Eyre – Bristol University (Liberal Arts)
The school hailed significant improvements over a "diverse range of academic and vocational subject areas", including engineering, where 83% of grades were A or A*, photography,
where 75% of candidates achieved the same top grades and further maths, where half of all grades were A or A*.
Head teacher Jason Beardmore said: “Winterbourne students have again achieved some truly amazing results, helping us maintain our solid and consistent pattern of high achievement across multiple measures.
"Many students have scored top grades, exceeding national expectations in terms of their individual progress.
"This has of course been a trying year for all young people.
"We wholeheartedly commend Winterbourne 6th form students, not only for their impressive academic achievements which are celebrated here, but also their resilience in circumstances we would never have imagined or predicted a year ago.
"We wish them all the very best for the future.”