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A Level results 2016: Bishop Heber High School

Large upper sixth form sat more than 500 examinations during the summer term

A Level results day at Bishop Heber High School

The publication of A-level results at Bishop Heber High School a cause for celebration, with students emulating the success of the British Olympic Team in Rio and exceeding all expectations.

52% of all A-level grades were A*-B, with 26% A*or A grades, with 10% of all grades awarded being A*.

Many students will now be taking up their places at universities across the country or in apprenticeship schemes, whilst others will be entering employment or taking gap years abroad.

Performance across all subjects was strong, but of particular note are the maths results where 93% of students achieved A* to B grades, while in art, English literature, theatre studies, further maths and French over 80% of grades achieved were A*-B..

Head girl Molly Garnett, of Ellesmere, achieved 4A* grades and an A* in her EPQ and will be taking up her place at Oxford to read English language and literature.

Head Boy Angus Thomas, of Gresford, achieved A*ABB and will be taking up his place at York to read history and politics.

Hattie Payne-Gill, of Tattenhall , achieved 3A* and 2A grades and will be reading chemical engineering while Elise Johanson, of Gresford, has 3As and will be studying medicine at Cardiff.

With 3A* grades Ffion Chapman, of Whitchurch, will be going to Cardiff to study history, whilst Ben Carmichael, of Farndon , and Bridget Jackson, Wrexham, both achieved 2A* and 2A grades.

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Ben will be taking a gap year before going to Bristol to study mechanical engineering, whilst Bridget has a place at Newcastle to study English literature.

Students with A*A*A include Ben Long, of Whitchurch, who is going to Lancaster to study mathematics and Flora O’Neill, of Rossett, who has a place at the Guildford School of Acting.

With A*A*AB, Daisy Williamson, of Malpas , will be attending Lancaster to study fine art whilst Elle Heath and Emma Palmer, both of Tattenhall, have A*A*B.

Elle will be taking up her place at Manchester to study maths whilst Emma is taking a gap year and applying in 2017.

Three students have A*AA, George Done, of Erbistock, Luke Driver, of Wrexham, and Jonathan Marlow, of Whitchurch.

All three will be studying engineering – George and Luke have chosen to specialise in chemical engineering with places at Leeds and Bath respectively, whilst Jonathan has a place at Edinburgh.

Thomas Crump, of Farndon, will be taking up his place at Sheffield to read bioengineering after achieving A*AB, and with A*ABB, Steven Rodge, of Malpas, will be taking up his place at Birmingham to study civil engineering while Naomi Sargent, of Erbistock, has a place at York to study philosophy, politics and economics. Lizzie Thornton, of Farndon, achieved 3 A grades and has a place at Bristol to study accounting and finance, while Tom Wright, of Churton, and Flynn Shore, of Whitchurch, both achieved AABB; with Flynn taking up his place to study graphic and communication design in Leeds.

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Catherine Rose, of Farndon, achieved AAAB and has a place at Bangor to study English literature.

A number of students also achieved impressive results gaining AAB grades; Liam Cork, of Malpas, who has a place at Leeds to study business analytics and Andrew Huxtable, of IIscoyd, who is taking a gap year before studying international business at Edinburgh.

Also to be celebrated in this year of the Olympics are students who are following their sporting dreams: Matthew Waters, of Farndon, who has a contract with Chester Football Club whilst Sophie Moore, of Aldford, is planning to start her own dance school locally.

The performance of the lower sixth students was also very pleasing with Jacob Sims achieving 6A grades, Kieran Rose and Will Farr achieving 5A grades and Dan Smith, Will Wright and Patrick Horrocks obtaining 4A grades.

Headteacher David Curry said: “We are all extremely pleased with the A-level results published today. The very high quality of education and standards set at Bishop Heber High School are clearly evident yet again from this year’s A-level results. This year’s upper sixth is a large cohort and reflects what is special about this school and sixth form that is, every student is supported and encouraged to be the best they can be! The upper sixth students collectively sat over 500 examinations this summer term. The fact that well over half of the grades were an A*, A or B is a true reflection of how hard the students have worked with the support and direction of their teachers and families during their time in the sixth form. I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of the staff and governors at Heber to wish all ‘leavers’ our best wishes for the future.”

Head of sixth form Gemma Dodd said: “We are delighted that students have been able to achieve their hopes, dreams and aspirations. One of the things we are most proud of is that all our students achieve excellent results and enjoy a happy and healthy sixth form experience.”

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