The hard work pays

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Ancient Clock Restored -

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


Greg Szu­bert

Prin­ci­pal Richard Billings with Caitlin Reilly

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