Senior staff at Carre’s Grammar School in Sleaford are ‘delighted’ with this year’s A level results and students were up at 7.30am this morning (Thursday) to collect them.
Headteacher Nick Law expressed his pleasure seeing 58 per cent of students gaining the top grades of A* to B, with 13 achieving all A* and As pointing to the joint sixth form scheme as a key part of this achievement.
Mr Law said: “The government has been very clear that A-levels are the gold standard of what you can achieve in school and the system is getting tougher and yet our results maintained the excellent standards of the previous year and we are very proud of our students for whom it is a fantastic achievement.”
Just over 80 per cent of students achieved grades A* to C at A level and some students have achieved excellent results on vocational courses, sitting alongside the more traditional A Levels.
Mr Law went on: “They have worked hard over their time at the school with staff who also deserve much praise for the support, encouragement, quality of teaching and many extra hours they have put in with the students. This demonstrates the strength of the collaboration between the staff of the Sleaford Joint Sixth Form and the success of developing teaching that supports students and encourages the independent learning, a skill that is required in many walks of life. Challenging subjects continue to be taken by our students and they achieve highly in these areas, allowing them to access courses at some of the country’s top universities, including Oxford and Cambridge University.”
The majority of students have secured places at their chosen universities, while others have been successful in being selected for prestigious apprenticeships.
Mr Law said: “The AS results for our Year 12 students were very encouraging with students setting excellent foundations for the second year of their A level studies. Following the recent A level reforms this is the first year that AS Levels have been split from A Levels in some subjects and consequently the marks achieved at AS in those subjects will no longer count towards the final A-Level grade. The task for teachers and students has been to acquaint themselves with the new content and assessment and they have done remarkably well.
Among the high achievers were: Oliver Beacock (4As) going to do Zoology at Nottingham University; Oliver Brown (3As) to do Sport and Exercise Science at Leeds University; Tom Dean (3As) going to study medicine at Cardiff University; Joshua Fearfield (3As) going to do Biochemistry at Leeds University; Cai Green (3As) studying History at Durham; James Shepherd (3As) doing Law at Newcastle; Alec Williamson (3As and 1B) to study Computer Science at St Andrew’s University; Deborah Carey (1A* 2A 1B) doing Mechanical Engineering at Southampton University; Jonathan Gough (1A* 2A) doing PPE at Oxford; Tim Gutteridge (1A* 2A) studying Real Estate at Reading University; George Lepley (1A* 2A) to study Chemical Engineering at Nottingham University; James O’Boyle (1A* 2A) studying Medicine at Sheffield University; Megan Cartwright (2A 1D*) studying Psychology at York University; George Holman-Brown (2A 1D*) doing History at Sheffield University; Christopher Garnett (1A 1D*D*) to study to be an Artistic Blacksmith at Hereford; Ben Pearson (1A 2B) studying Veterinary Science at Nottingham University; Matthew Elliott (1A 2B) studying medicine at Nottingham University; Niamh Horne has been offered a place at Liverpool University to study Medicine and Scarlett Ranshaw has been accepted to do Medicine at Newcastle.