Pupils from Wisbech Grammar School achieve top grades to study at their first choice University
Wisbech Grammar School is celebrating after seeing most of their pupils getting into their first choice of university.
Headmaster Chris Staley, said: "I am really pleased with the A- Level results this year. These are very good results, particularly the top grades where we achieved 36 per cent, with more than 62 per cent gaining A* to C grades. The overall pass rate remains in excess of 92 per cent.
"With a background of more change in education, pupils have successfully made the leap from the older GCSE’s to the new, more rigorous A-Levels, and these results are a testament to the pupils’ hard work, and the dedication and resilience of the teaching staff and parents.
"These results will provide an excellent springboard for their university careers, where well over 50 per cent of pupils gained a place at their first-choice university, with one pupil, Elvira Baranova taking up her place at the prestigious Sorbonne University in Paris to read modern foreign languages."
Some of the highlights include:
• Charlotte Brett A* in art and design textiles, A in geography, B in English literature and C in biology - she who will read geography at Durham
• Leena Hussain three As in business, economics and English literature and is going to Warwick to study international business management
• Imogen Leader three As in English literature, geography and history, she who is going to the University of East Anglia to study English literature
• Sam Martin A* in maths, and As in further mathematics, chemistry and physics and is off to Bath to read natural sciences
• Demelza Mason A in biology and Bs in chemistry and English literature, she is going to Southampton to read archaeology & anthropology
• Catherine Missin A in Music, Bs in English literature and psychology, and is to take up a place at the prestigious Guildford School of Acting.
• Jack Trundley As in economics and geography and C in chemistry, he is reading economics at Loughborough