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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