Record year for proud stu­dents

Macclesfield Express - - A-LEVEL RESULTS -

IT was another record break­ing year at Poyn­ton High School Sixth Form, with 167 stu­dents cel­e­brat­ing their best ever achieve­ment.

This year the school has the high­est num­ber of stu­dents achiev­ing the top grades with more stu­dents than ever go­ing off to univer­sity in Septem­ber.

Its tra­di­tion of high aca­demic achieve­ment has con­tin­ued with 10 per cent of all A-lev­els be­ing graded at A* and ap­prox­i­mately a third of all A-lev­els be­ing graded at ei­ther A or A*.

Twenty stu­dents gained straight A and A* grades in all of their A-level sub­jects and more stu­dents than ever se­cured their pro­gres­sion to places at Ox­ford, Cam­bridge and other Rus­sell Group Univer­si­ties.

Mr David Waugh, head­teacher, said: “Once again our stu­dents have done them­selves, their fam­i­lies and our school, proud.

“These fab­u­lous re­sults are the cul­mi­na­tion of so many hours of ded­i­ca­tion and de­ter­mi­na­tion.

“These re­sults once again rep­re­sent the school’s best ever A-level grades with more stu­dents than ever achiev­ing the high­est grades and over­all pass marks.

“With ap­prox­i­mately a third of all our A-lev­els be­ing graded as A or A* it rep­re­sents real life chang­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties for our stu­dents.

“We have stu­dents now go­ing off to study a truly awe in­spir­ing range of cour­ses at our coun­try’s top univer­si­ties, in­clud­ing medicine, law, den­tistry, vet­eri­nary science and a vast range of other univer­sity cour­ses.

“This is the cul­mi­na­tion of many thou­sands of hours of hard work by our stu­dents and staff and I would like to wish all of our stu­dents the very best of luck as they move on to the next ex­cit­ing chap­ter of their lives. Well done class of 2015.”

Among the Poyn­ton stu­dents who ex­celled are Ellen Tay­lor who has achieved four A* grades and is go­ing to Ox­ford Univer­sity to read Ar­chae­ol­ogy and An­thro­pol­ogy.

Adam Wal­dron has achieved four A* grades and an A* grade in his A-level Ex­tended Pro­ject and is go­ing to Ox­ford Univer­sity to read Molec­u­lar and Cel­lu­lar Bio­chem­istry.

Wil­liam Bedi­gan has achieved three A* grades and is go­ing to Durham Univer­sity to read Math­e­mat­ics.

He will be joined by Cal­lum O’Rourke who is go­ing to Durham Univer­sity to read Math­e­mat­ics with Physics.

Phoebe Hulme has achieved grade A* and two grade As and is go­ing to Birm­ing­ham Univer­sity to read Den­tistry.

Ni­cola Cherry has achieved a grade A* and two Grade As and is go­ing to Birm­ing­ham to study Medicine.

Rachael Jones has gained straight Grade As in all of her sub­jects and is go­ing to Bristol Univer­sity to study Vet­eri­nary Science.

Emily Dacey has achieved two dis­tinc­tion stars and a grade B and is go­ing to study Out­door Ed­u­ca­tion at Liver­pool John Moores.

And Amelia Sut­cliffe has achieved three grade As and is go­ing to Leeds Univer­sity to read New Media.

●● Rachael Jones and Ni­cola Cherry from Poyn­ton High

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