School celebrates its high achievers
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