CRAFTY students at Bishop Heber came out on top with 80% of design and technology students achieving an A or B grade.
Top achievers at the school include Andrew Hunt, Marford, Vicki Evans, Farndon, and Katie Mitchell, Churton who all achieved four A grades.
Top scorer Andrew will be taking up a place at Bath University to study business, Vicki will go to Bristol to read English and philosophy, and Katie will train to be a doctor at Lancaster University.
Other students with three grade As were Tom Haggis, Whitchurch, Ffion Davies, Gresford, Josie Marsden, Churton and Sarah Duley, Threapwood. Sarah is going to study geography at St Andrews, Josie is taking history at Leeds University whilst Tom will go to Leeds to study graphic and communication design and Ffion to study English literature at Newcastle University.
This is a record year for Bishop Heber High School with 55% of students achieving A or B grades in their A-levels and with 99% of all students achieving grades A to E. Achievement was strong across the Curriculum this year. The design and technology department had 80% A or B grades, closely followed by French, history and mathematics with 75% A/B. Results in art were also impressive with students beating their demanding targets by a significant margin.
Director of post-16 learning, Graham Bibby said: “These young people are remarkable, their energy, commitment and passion for learning are inspirational and these superb results are a vindication of all their hard work. Students across the ability range have exceeded expectations and are delighted with their results”.
Headteacher, David Curry, was also delighted and noted: “An unprecedented percentage of the year are going to university in September and nearly all will be going to their first choice institution. The personal and academic growth we see in the sixth form is always inspirational and results day is always an emotional event. With more smiling faces than ever, this year’s grades are truly a cause for celebration for students, families and staff.”