Bishops’ Blue Coat Church of England High School in Chester is celebrating another year of excellent A level results.

The Great Boughton school has revealed that 76% of entries attained the top grades A*- C. 

The highest performing 12 students achieved 33 A grades between them; 11 of these were the coveted A* grades. 

More than one in every two students achieved at least one top A level result and one in six of the students achieved two A grades or higher.

These include Christian Gunther and Charlotte Miles who both achieved 3 A* and 1 A.

Christian will be studying law with German law at Oxford University and Charlotte is taking a gap year and applying to study medicine in 2014.

Yvonne Blackburn, retiring head of sixth form at Bishops’, said: “We are very proud of all of our students - it is great to leave on a high note.

“The pass rate was 100% and a large number of our students achieved above their national target grades.

“The results are a testament to the hard work and commitment of students and staff. 

“The vast majority of our students will take up first choice places at their chosen university. 

“We wish them all the very best for the future, they have been a delightful sixth form and all the staff at Bishops’ have enjoyed working with them.”

Top performing students

Margaret Allan (1 A*, 1 A and 2 Bs) who will study English and German at Southampton University.

James Askew (2 As, 1 B and 1 C) who will study business management at Lancaster University.

Helen Brookfield (2 As & 1 B) who will study history at Manchester University.

Alice Ewins (1 A* and 2 As) who will study psychology with criminology at Huddersfield University.

Jess Handley (3 As) who will study modern languages at Durham University.

Andrew Henshaw (1 A*, 1 A and 1 B) who will study mechanical engineering at Nottingham University.

Aimee Layden (1 A* and 2 As) who will study maths at Manchester University.

Charlotte Lloyd (2 As and 1 B) who is having a gap year then applying for a teaching course.

Beth Thomas (1 A*, 1 A & 1 C) who will study art at Manchester University

Abigail Turnbull (2 As & 2 Bs) who will study art at Manchester University.

Chloe Woodworth (2 A’s & 1 B) who will study Biological Sciences at Liverpool University.

The high school has also congratulated two of their exceptional AS students:

Jess Colston (6 As, achieving maximum marks in many of her exams).  Jess is applying to study politics, philosophy and economics at Oxford University in 2014.

Catrin Lloyd (4 As, achieving maximum marks in some of her exams).  Catrin is contemplating applying to study natural sciences at Cambridge in 2014.

Our celebration of A Level success

We would like to celebrate the success of individual students in next week's Chronicle.

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