It has been an exciting morning at saltash.net community school as Year 13 students have arrived in school to collect their A Level results from Head of 6th Form, Nick Scantlebury, and Deputy Head of 6th Form, Laura Wilkinson. Out of a very large cohort of students, and 50% more entries than in 2012, the school was absolutely delighted that the overall pass rate was 99% meaning that all students who want to continue in education at university will now be able to do so.
At the top end, there were once again some outstanding results with 12 students achieving at least 2 A* and A grades. Top performances came from Rhoda Frost – Biology (A*), Chemistry (A*), French (A), Maths (A), Keeley Seymour – Biology (A*), History (A*), Chemistry (A), Jake Allen – Maths (A*), Further Maths (A*), Physics (A), Ellie Suter – Psychology (A*), Biology(A), PE (A), Humphrey Shotton – Maths (A*), ICT (A), Physics (A), Francesca Bryce – History (A*), Psychology (A), English Literature (B), Charlotte Yellop – Biology (A), English Literature (A), Chemistry (B), Scott Taylor – Maths (A), Physics (A), Media Studies(B), Jess Ryan – English Language (A), Media Studies (A), History (B), Harry Landers – Geography (A), Psychology (A), English Language (B), Jake Cragg – Biology (A), Psychology (A), Chemistry (B) and Craig Hammock – ICT (A), Geography (A), and Physics (B).
As always, behind the set of statistics are many stories of personal challenges faced by the young people sitting their A Levels this year. Headteacher, Isobel Bryce, praised all of the students for their hard work, effort and determination to succeed, ‘It was a particularly nerve-racking day today, as I came into school as a parent and as the headteacher. I know how much rests on these results and how hard the students have to work to achieve well in their A Levels. I would like to congratulate not just the students but the staff as well whose excellent teaching, guidance and support have enabled our young people to fulfil their potential and proceed in their choice of career paths.’
Head of 6th Form, Nick Scantlebury, added, ‘The waiting is over and I am delighted that the students have done so well. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the parents who have supported their sons and daughters over the last two years. I would also like to wish the ‘class of 2013’ all the very best for the future.’