Praise for March students who exceeded exam expectations
Students at the Neale Wade Academy were praised for exceeding A-level forecasts when they picked up their much-anticipated results.
Months of waiting came to an end when the sixth form students returned to the March school on Thursday to open those all-important envelopes.
Principal Jason Wing said Year 13 students performed well, with 98 per cent achieving A* to E grades, and 57 per cent getting A* to C.
He said: “Results highlight that they have exceeded the forecasts that related to their previous performances in GCSE examinations.
“These results show that as a group they have worked extremely hard and have been supported by the teaching staff at the Academy and their parents. It is pleasing to see what can be achieved when the crucial trio of students, parents and teaching staff work together.
“These results will be life- changing and will allow those who wish to pursue a university education or equivalent an opportunity to do so.”
Individual students who achieved very strong results across three or more subjects were Isobel Mawby, Jade Ketteringham, Jade Milnthorpe, Amy Turner, Tom Ward, Quinn Butt, Christian Day and Alexander Field.
Isobel, 18, from March, is looking forward to studying theoretical physics at Lancaster University after scooping three A*s in chemistry, physics and maths.
She said: “I’m pleased with my results, it feels pretty amazing.”
Jade Ketteringham, from March, could have had her pick of universities after achieving an A* in maths, an A in biology and a B in biology.
But the 18-year-old has decided to take up a reception and dispensary apprenticeship at New Queen Street Surgery in Whittlesey.
“I’m delighted with my results, it’s what I’d hoped for,” she said. “People tell me every day I should be going to university, but I decided not to as I wasn’t sure what I wanted to study and I’m looking forward to starting the apprenticeship.
“I’m not going to university now, but I’ll have the opportunity to go in future if I want to. I’ll never say never.”
Tom, 18, from Elm, picked up three As in biology, chemistry and maths and is off to Leicester University to study medicine.
He said he hopes to go on to become a doctor in the Royal Air Force.
A total of 19 subjects at the Academy saw a 100 per cent pass rate. Chemistry led the way with 75 per cent of students achieving passes from A* to B, with media students also performing well – a total of 80 per cent achieved A* to C.
The Academy’s AS results confirmed that Year 12 students are on track to perform very well next year in their final A level examinations.
Mr Wing said special mention must go to the following AS students: Chloe Baxter, Alfie Cook, Ellis Dear, Henry Galley, Eva Goodman, Joe Goodman, Kacper Gross, Zoe Nosworthy, Laura Petrauskaite, Emily Tsang, Emily Williams, Christopher Harvey-Hawes, Bethany Hill and Peta Searle.
Gary Peile, chief executive of the Active Learning Trust, which sponsors the Neale Wade, added his congratulations to all students on a set of “great results”.
He said: “I want to thank staff at the Academy and parents for another excellent year of support for students to enable them to achieve their potential.”