Stunning success at Saltash!

Posted by on Aug 16, 2018 in News | No Comments

The skies may be grey, but it was sunny smiles all round at saltash.net as students received their A Level results today.

Yet again, results have improved, with over three-quarters of grades awarded being Cs or better.

Top performer, achieving three A*s (in Maths, Further Maths and Physics) and one A grade (in Biology) is Lewis Jones. Particularly proud of Lewis will be Mr Jones, a Maths teacher at saltash.net and Lewis’s big brother! With the new, reformed A Level exams, it is now extremely unusual to study four subjects, so big congratulations to Lewis.

As always, the school is extremely proud of all the young people, whatever their grades; especially with the much harder A Level exams that were introduced this Summer.

Other high flyers are:

Harry Lockley:               A* (Maths), A* (Chemistry), A (Biology)

George Duff:                Distinction* (Applied Science), A (Geography), A (PE)

Keith Harrison:             A* (Maths), A (Further Maths), A (Computing)

Caitlin James:               A* (Media Studies), A (Business Studies), A (English Language)

Adam Olver:                  A* (Chemistry), A (Maths), A (Physics)

Danielle Burnard:          A (English Language), A (English Literature), A (Psychology)

Despite the more challenging examinations, almost all subjects improved on their 2017 results. Media Studies deserves a special mention with 100% of students either achieving or beating their target grades. Wow!

Unsurprisingly, with such great results, many students are off to university to continue their studies, including many to the prestigious Russell Group of universities amongst which Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter are popular choices. Danielle Burnard and Rowenna Hoskin are both going to Cardiff to read English; for Dani it’s English Language and Literature and for Rowenna, English Literature and French. Also going to Cardiff are Lewis Jones, to study Optometry and Ben Legg to read Medical Pharmacology. Adam Olver has chosen Bristol and will be studying Mechanical and Electrical Engineering. Michael Hambly and Keith Harrison have both opted for Maths-based courses at Exeter: for Michael it’s Maths and for Keith, Computer Science and Maths.

Further afield, Matt Higgins is off to Oxford Brooks to study Architecture and James Peek is going to the University of Westminster in London to study Film and TV Production. Closer to home, several students have chosen Plymouth University, including high achievers, Harry Lockley, who will be reading Medicine and Caitlin James who will be studying Events Management. We wish them all well!

Headteacher, Kate Littledyke said, “I am really proud of the way our students have risen to the challenge of the new tougher A Levels with results that are even better than those we achieved this time last year. All our Year 13 students deserve huge congratulations for the grit and perseverance they have shown.”

Harry Lockley, who achieved two A* grades and an A, and Hollie Burrows, who achieved 2 A grades.

Danielle Burnard celebrates her 3 A grades

Caitlin James achieved an A* and two A grades.

Happy students pose with their exam results