The hard work and dedication  of students and teachers has resulted in outstanding A level results at Bishop Heber High School  in Malpas.

Around 60% of students achieved  grades A* to B in their chosen subjects and an overall pass rate of  99%.

Most students will now be taking  up their places at universities across  the country or in some cases  abroad.

The remainder have exciting gap  years planned or starting their careers in employment. 

As always, performance in individual subject areas was strong  across the board but of particular  note this year were chemistry, English literature, English language,  government and politics, maths and  further maths where three quarters  or more of students achieved grades  A* to B.

On average, value added was a  grade higher than forecast in applied  business, English literature and ICT  and was high in English language,  government and politics, and media  studies.

Top performing students

Charlotte Nolan of Tattenhall -  three A* grades and an A grade - will  be taking up her place at Cambridge  University this September to study  medicine.

Tabitha Lord of Malpas - three A*  grades and an A grade - will be taking  up her place at Oxford to study physics.

Lewis Black of Whitchurch  achieved an impressive two A*  grades and A and a B, and will be  studying mathematics.

Bryony Archdeacon of Chorley  achieved three As and will also be  studying medicine at Nottingham.

Joanna Dimelow of Overton  achieved two A* grades and an A and  will be taking up her place to study  dentistry at Birmingham.

Francesca Padday of Whitchurch  and Charlotte Storer of Churton will  both be studying pharmacy –  Francesca at Cardiff (having  achieved three As) and Charlotte at  Bath (having achieved ABB).

Head boy Ben Salisbury of  Farndon will be taking up his place  to read ancient history at  Manchester having achieved A*AB.

Head girl Jessica Taylor of  Farndon will be taking up her place  at Keele having achieved ACC in her  exams.

Amy Bridle of Hoole achieved two  A* grades and a B grade and will be  studying biology at Sheffield.

Jack Griffiths of Whitchurch  achieved two A* grades and an A and  will be studying physics at Imperial.

Annie Abell of Holt, Chloe  Gaughan of Whitchurch, Marc  Evans of Whitchurch, Kate Studley  of Clutton and Sarah Humes of Malpas achieved A*AB grades and will  be taking up their places at Cardiff to  study law, York to study English/linguistics, mathematics at Manchester,  fine art at Loughborough and geography at Bristol respectively.

Ella Briggs of Whitchurch, Alice  Jones of Farndon and David Darwin  of Brymbo achieved an A* grade and  two As and will be taking up their  places at Warwick to study history,  York to study English and Bristol to  study maths respectively.

Callum Wilson of Tattenhall will  be taking up his place at Bristol to  study geology with three As.

Anna Lawrence of Nomansheath  will be studying chemistry at Sheffield.

Clare Littler of Malpas will be at  Oxford Brookes studying psychology  having achieved AAB grades.

Lucy Hobson of Whitchurch will  be studying sociology at Cardiff.

Bethan Tweedie of Rossett will be  at Sheffield taking health and human  Studies having achieved ABB  grades.

Also of note are the three students  who will be studying in America:

William Fostier of Tarporley for  pre-medicine.

Alex Hailes of Whitchurch on a  football scholarship.

Jonathon Noble of Farndon on a  golf scholarship.

Tom Hall of Tilston has gained a  place at Oxford Aviation Academy to  train to be a commercial pilot.

Ellie Ormrod of Wrexham who  achieved an impressive two A*  grades, an A and B, will be joining  her family livery business.

Jack Hewitt of Tilston will soon  begin his apprenticeship with Huxley’s Bakers in Malpas.

Tom Formstone of Hampton  began his chef’s apprenticeship in  May.

Jamie Davies of Malpas (winner of  this year’s Russell Award for Contribution to the sixth form community) will be taking up his place at  Glyndwr University for broadcasting  journalism and media communications, which will allow him to continue his commitments as commentator for local radio stations for a local  League One football club.

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 the  largest cohort in the school’s history  and reflects what is special about this  school and sixth form.

“The upper sixth students collectively sat over 330 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.”

The head of sixth form Gemma  Dodd noted there were many happy  faces and that there were many other  success stories to tell.

She said: “All of our students have  something special to offer academically, creatively or in terms of their  entrepreneurial skills.

“They have worked so hard, played  to win and we celebrate them all and  the diversity of their talents.

“They will take with them the values and ideals on which Bishop  Heber High School is founded – Respect, Opportunity and Achievement  and we wish them every success for  the future.”

Our celebration of A Level success

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