School cel­e­brates its high achiev­ers

Macclesfield Express - - A-LEVEL RESULTS -

FA L L I B RO O M E Academy is cel­e­brat­ing af­ter its best A-level re­sults in three years.

Ev­ery one of its stu­dents passed their ex­am­i­na­tions and an im­pres­sive 66 per­cent of grades were A*, A or B. Fig­ures show 89 per cent got grades A*-C, one in three re­sults was an A* or A grades and 30 stu­dents achieved at least three straight A grades or above.

Among the school’s high fly­ers were Ben Mort- ishire-Smith, Henry Clifford and Alex Mor­ris who will be go­ing to Cam­bridge to­gether to study nat­u­ral sciences, maths and physics, and medicine re­spec­tively af­ter clock­ing up eight A* be­tween them.

Another high-achiever, Jonathan Mitchell, is off to Im­pe­rial Col­lege Lon­don to study me­chan­i­cal en­gi­neer­ing af­ter get­ting 4A*s.

He said: “En­gi­neer­ing is the foun­da­tion of our so­ci­ety. I’m not in­ter­ested in a big bank bal­ance, I want to have a legacy – some­thing you can see and touch – at the end of my ca­reer.”

Char­lie Baker got A*AAB – re­sults she wasn’t ex­pect­ing at all.

She said: “Over the last year I had quite a lot of dis­trac­tions at home which meant I wasn’t in school much.

“I was hop­ing for some Cs to get into my univer­sity, but these re­sults change ev­ery­thing and re­ally open up op­tions to me.”

How­ever, univer­sity can wait for now as Char­lie is fol­low­ing her dream of be­com­ing a scuba div­ing in­struc­tor.

Eleanor Dick­ens will study theatre and per­for­mance at the Univer­sity of Sur­rey af­ter get­ting AAB. Cel­e­brat­ing the re­sults, prin­ci­pal Peter Ru­bery said: “These ter­rific re­sults have con­tin­ued a re­mark­able pe­riod for Fal­li­b­roome stu­dents and staff who have pro­duced three years of con­tin­u­ous im­prove­ment.

“The in­vest­ment we made in cre­at­ing a stun­ning post 16 cen­tre has clearly cre­ated the con­di­tions for all our stu­dents to suc­ceed and we are de­lighted that all their hard work has paid off.

“In ad­di­tion to their aca­demic achieve­ments, this co­hort made a sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tion to the cul­tural life of the school and we wish them ev­ery suc­cess as they pur­sue their dreams.”

Mark Payne, Sixth Form di­rec­tor, said: “I am very proud of this year group of stu­dents who have re­ally risen to the chal­leng­ing de­mands of A-level stud­ies and worked ex­tremely hard, and with good hu­mour, to achieve a re­mark­able set of grades.

“The stu­dents’ A level re­sults have placed the school 29th com­pre­hen­sive in The Tele­graph A Level Re­sults ta­bles 2015.”

●● Ben Mor­tishire-Smith, Henry Clifford and Alex Mor­ris

●● Fi­nola Billings, Han­nah Massey and Emma Kane

●● Fal­li­b­roome Academy stu­dents jump for joy af­ter get­ting their A-level grades

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