A-level joy at Wisbech’s Thomas Clarkson Academy

Thomas Clarkson Community College Wisbech A level students collect results
LtoR, Jack Fowler, George Jones, Clare Claxton (Principal), Abbie Murray, Ellie-May Cullen, Keeley Morris ANL-160818-134406009
Thomas Clarkson Community College Wisbech A level students collect results LtoR, Jack Fowler, George Jones, Clare Claxton (Principal), Abbie Murray, Ellie-May Cullen, Keeley Morris ANL-160818-134406009

Thomas Clarkson Academy students in Wisbech are celebrating after securing the A-level grades needed to either go on to university or gain an apprenticeship.

Those scoring A*-B grades was 81 per cent - a huge improvement on last year’s figure of 57 per cent.

Thomas Clarkson Community College Wisbech A level students collect results
LtoR, Beth Ellerby and Albert Smith ANL-160818-134417009

Thomas Clarkson Community College Wisbech A level students collect results LtoR, Beth Ellerby and Albert Smith ANL-160818-134417009

Overall, results were much-improved with achievement (A*-E) at 87 per cent, compared to 66 per cent last year.

The average grade was C+ and achievement (A*-E) was 97.3 per cent.

Principal Clare Claxton said: “There have been year-on-year improvements since 2014 when Thomas Clarkson took on responsibility for its own sixth form.

“This is a great testament to the hard work of both staff and students.”

Good grades were spread across many subjects but there were notable successes in maths, performing arts and sport.”

Student Brodie Wedge is going to study maths at the University of East Anglia after gaining A* in the subject, an A in further maths and a D in physics.

Brodie said: “It has been hard work as the maths course was all exam based, but I am thrilled with my results.

“I have always really enjoyed maths and am not sure of what career I will go onto as yet.”

Albert Smith will be realising his dream and studying marine biology at The University of Essex after getting the grades needed.

Albert said: “I am so thrilled, as this course is one of the best of its kind in the country.

“There is also a year abroad and I hope to go on to become a marine biologist.”

The next step up for Casey Ward will be a PE and sport degree after gaining B and C grades.

Ellie May Cullen and Bethany Edwards are both off to Lincoln University.

Bethany said: “I am so happy. I logged onto UCAS this morning and saw that I had been accepted to my course.

“But I wanted to get my results in case it was a glitch.”

Kelley Morris will now go to Nottingham Trent University to study criminology.