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We are celebrating another brace of good results today, with 50% of grades being between A* and B.
Ben Donson, from Wakefield, having achieved A*AA, is now heading to study Political Economy at King’s College, London. Having been active in local politics for some time, he is heading to the capital in the hope of fostering some useful political contacts. He has already done some work experience for Andrea Jenkyns MP and is hoping to emulate her Commons career in the future. Ben said: ‘I’m really pleased with my results as I did better than I expected. I’m so excited about the future.’
James Flanagan, from Clayton, achieved ACE but was not in School to receive his results, as he is currently in Malta completing his Dive Master scuba diving training. James is no stranger to physical endurance as he played rugby this year for the North of England U18 team. His course in International Relations and Politics at Northumbria University may be a little less hazardous!
Eve Howarth, from Holmfirth, achieved A*A*A but is not going to university straight away as she successfully beat off some stiff competition to be awarded an internship at the accountancy firm, Deloitte. Once that is complete, the former Head Girl hopes to study Economics at Oxford. Eve said: ‘I am thrilled and relieved that all my hard work has paid off. I’m really excited about gaining some valuable experience of the world of finance before I head off to university.’
Abigail Race, from Barnsley, achieved ABB and is going to study Politics and International Relations at Lancaster University … eventually. First, she is headed for Australia, where she plans to do six months of voluntary work, before travelling.
Joe Reid, of Millhouse Green, who achieved ABB, is also not university-bound for the time being. He is London-bound in order to be a Data Analyst on the Future Capabilities Programme at the Bank of England. Ultimately, the former Head Boy hopes to study Politics and International Relations. He said: ‘I’m incredibly happy with my results and excited about moving to London. The future’s looking bright.’
Almost all A levels have now been reformed and students now earn their grades solely on the exams they take at the end of their two-year courses. The current cohort have had to face a lot more pressure than their predecessors and so I am therefore thrilled that so many of our students have performed so well, many exceeding expectations. Their achievements are particularly remarkable considering their huge range of co-curricular commitments, ranging from sport and music to our charitable fundraising activities, with over £50,000 being raised over the past year.
Once again, congratulations to all our students.
Mr Philip Rowe