Star A level pupils mak­ing the grade


STAR stu­dents from across Mac­cles­field cel­e­brated some out­stand­ing re­sults in their A-lev­els this year.

Among some of the high­est achiev­ers was Beatrice Nixon, 18, from Mar­ton. She clocked up four A*s and one A af­ter study­ing at Ea­ton Bank Academy, in Con­gle­ton, and has se­cured a place to study nat­u­ral sciences at Lan­caster Univer­sity.

She said: “I feel good. I was ner­vous but now I’m re­lieved.”

One of the Fal­li­b­roome Academy’s most suc­cess­ful ever stu­dents was Daniella Schutze, of Sand­piper Close, who through­out ev­ery pa­per in both her AS and A2 ex­am­i­na­tions dropped a to­tal of just five marks.

Daniella got a re­mark­able three A*s in English lit- er­a­ture, phi­los­o­phy and ethics and Ger­man and now plans to study Ger­man at Ox­ford Univer­sity.

She said: “When I opened the re­sults this morn­ing I was over the moon.”

Fel­low Fal­li­b­roome stu­dent Sam Smith, of Col­lege Court, Mac­cles­field, was sur­prised by his re­sults be­cause he can’t even re­mem­ber sit­ting some pa­pers af­ter fall­ing ill dur­ing the ex­ams.

De­spite his ill­ness Sam man­aged three A*s in bi­ol­ogy, chem­istry and maths. He dropped just 22 marks out of 1,800 in his nine A2 as­sess­ments, and has landed a place study­ing medicine at Cam­bridge.

He said: “I don’t even re­mem­ber tak­ing one pa­per that I sat, it is all a bit of a haze.”

Over at Tyther­ing­ton School Emma De Sousa achieved an A* in maths and three As in fur­ther maths, physics and chem­istry.

The 18-year-old, of South­west Av­enue in Bolling­ton, only dropped two marks in her en­tire A2 maths ex­am­i­na­tions, get­ting a to­tal of 298 out of 300.

She said: “You always worry that you haven’t done as well as you hope so when I opened the re­sults I was thrilled.”

Tyther­ing­ton pupil Michael Sim­mons, 17, of Cas­tle Hill in Prest­bury, man­aged an amaz­ing three A*s in maths, fur­ther maths and physics.

He now plans to study maths at War­wick Univer­sity. He said: “I thought I just scraped through, I didn’t think I would get three A*s.”

One stu­dent who had a dif­fi­cult de­ci­sion to make was Harry Spear­ing.

The 18-year-old had to de­cide whether to start univer­sity in Septem­ber, or pur­sue his dream of be­com­ing a rock star with his band, Vedanna, who have just been of­fered a record­ing con­tract.

Harry, who is also a pupil at Tyther­ing­ton, achieved three A*s in physics, maths and fur­ther maths and has been of­fered a place at Lan­caster Univer­sity study­ing physics.

He said: “I’ve de­cided to go to univer­sity. I want to go into re­search and do a PhD and get my doc­tor­ate. If I had to choose between be­com­ing a doc­tor and be­ing a rock star I am not sure that I would be able to in all hon­esty. Maybe I can be both – Dr Rock Star.”

Clock­wise from top left: Harry Spear­ing, Emma De Sousa, Beatrice Nixon and Michel Sim­mons


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