The hard work pays
The Towers School Students and staff at Towers School were delighted with their record-breaking results for the fifth consecutive year.
The school saw a 100% pass rate across the board, with 40% of all results gained between A* and B.
High achievers include future medical student Danielle Richardson who got three As in maths, chemistry and biology and Ellie Anderton who got a B in English, C in media studies and C in psychology.
Greg Szubert, 19, from Hothfield, re-took his second year of sixth form after falling short by one grade last year. He ended up boosting his grades in maths, chemistry and biology from DDC to ACC and now plans to study maths at the University of Sussex.
He said: “I’m feeling really happy. I got my place at university, so I’m ecstatic. My degree will allow me to go onto a variety of careers.”
Cherry Walker, 19, from Kennington, got a B in film, C in psychology, C in English and a distinction star in music. She said: I’m so happy. I did even better than I expected. I didn’t think I would pass psychology!”
Miss Walker now plans to study film and television at the University of the Arts, in London, and hopes to become a director.
David Leddington, head of sixth form at the Faversham Road school, in Kennington, said: “These record-breaking outcomes are the result of extremely hard work by our students and staff. We are incredibly proud of their achievements and commitments.”
Vice chair of governors, Rita Hawes said: “We’re delighted with our students’ results. They show that hard work and enthusiasm lead to success. The support from the teachers and staff allows our students to achieve future success.”
Norton Knatchbull School High achiever Callum Shaw, 18, from Ashford, got an A* in every subject he took at A-level, which were English literature, maths, chemistry, physics and further maths.
These results mean the Norton Knatchbull School student has done enough to secure his place at Oxford University, where he will study philosophy, politics and economics.
He said: “I’m very, very pleased. I wasn’t expecting that. I don’t think anyone would expect that.”
This year, 22% of students at the Hythe Road school achieved A* or A grades, and 50% achieved A*, A or B grades.
The school had an overall pass rate of 99.7%.
Ed Potter, 18, from Challock, will be studying psychology at Bath University after achieving an A* in psychology and three As in music, chemistry and sociology.
He said: “I’m happy with my results, which were actually what I was predicted.”
Christy Varghese achieved A* grades in mathematics and psychology and two As in biology and chemistry while Ryan Cherry also achieved A* grades
Towers School pupil Jack Laidlaw with his results Inset: Future medical student Danielle Richardson
Harry Day, Justin Bean, Timi Banwo, Ed Potter, Callum Shaw and Michael Parrett
Principal Richard Billings with Caitlin Reilly