Students and Staff Celebrate Excellent A Level Results
Staff and students at Cheney School are delighted at the excellent A-level results this year. The pass rate for students (A*-E grades) was 98% for all A Levels sat by the 107 students taking A2 examinations and leaving school this year. 75% of results were A*-C grades; 57% were A*-B grades; 31% were A*/A grades. All of these figures represent improvements on the very good results obtained last year, and the average number of UCAS points scored rose significantly again, from 302 to 353. A total of 33 A* grades was also very pleasing. At least six students have secured places at Oxford or Cambridge and three more have met their offers for medicine. Altogether twelve students attained A*AA or better – the highest university entry requirement.
Tim Lawrence, Head of Sixth Form, commented that ‘...the results are well deserved, and a reflection of hard work by students, staff and parents. We are particularly pleased with the rise in the number of A grades secured, especially given their increasing importance for university applications.’
Some notable individual performances:
Alex Nicol-Harper achieved four A* grades and will read Natural Sciences at Pembroke College, Cambridge. Alex was also awarded an A* for her excellent Extended Project on Darwin and has been an exemplary student in all respects.
Wilson Ho also achieved four A* grades and will read Aeronautical Engineering at Imperial College, London. Wilson moved to Oxford from Hong Kong at the start of Year 12 and has shown exceptional dedication while working to improve his English while excelling at maths, physics and chemistry.
Tom Morey achieved three A* grades and one A and will apply for Medicine next year, while three students achieved two A* grades each: Josh Edwin (Securing a place to read Electronic and Communications Engineering at Bristol), Eleanor Rose (History at Sheffield) and Jack Williams (Computer Science at Warwick).
Mamata Maden, who arrived in the UK in 2008 with very little English, has demonstrated a huge commitment to the school and local community, working exceptionally hard to overcome challenging circumstances. She has achieved an A* and two A grades and will read Mathematics at Bath.