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Students at Thomas Clarkson Academy in Wisbech secure places at country's top universities




Students at Thomas Clarkson Academy have secured places at Russell Group universities for the third year running, matching the Academy’s record for the number of Sixth Formers going on to the country’s top universities.

Among the top achievers picking up their results today was Ashleigh Ward, who gained an A* in maths, an A in further maths, an A in biology and an A in chemistry, securing a place at the University of Leeds to study maths.

“I’m happy with my results – it’s all been worth it,” he said.

An A* and two As means Joseph Beresford is going to University of Leeds to study environmental science.
An A* and two As means Joseph Beresford is going to University of Leeds to study environmental science.

Joseph Beresford picked up an A* in biology and two A grades in maths and chemistry. He is going on to study environmental science at the University of Leeds, with a view to pursuing a career in academia.

Joseph said: “I’m ecstatic and thrilled. I was quite worried about getting the grades but I underestimated myself. I’m happy with my maths grade as I found that particularly hard. I revised as much as I could and I’ve had good teachers who have been very supportive.”

Aaron Ganger is off to the University of Birmingham to read history after achieving an A in history, an A in English literature and a B in sociology.

With 2 As and a B Aaron Ganger is off to Birmingham University to study history.
With 2 As and a B Aaron Ganger is off to Birmingham University to study history.

He said: “I was nervous last night and didn’t get much sleep. I felt overwhelmed when I opened my results – all the hard work has paid off. I want to thank all the teachers who put in extra hours to help me and put in the same amount of effort as I did.”

Aaron added: “I’m excited about moving to a big city and starting a new adventure.”

Associate principal Richard Scott said: “The increasing number of students who are gaining places at Russell Group universities is testament to the shared ambition which underpins all that we do at Thomas Clarkson Academy.”

Delighted: Holly Parker (left) gained two Bs and D and Viktorija Dmitrijeva a B and two Cs.
Delighted: Holly Parker (left) gained two Bs and D and Viktorija Dmitrijeva a B and two Cs.


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