Sir William Robertson Academy’s first Year 13 students are celebrating their exam success with the school’s first full set of A-levels with glittering results.
Following the opening of its new sixth form provision in September 2012, the school and its students have been working hard towards their A2 examinations and building on the results achieved at AS level last summer.
One third of the Year 13 students achieved top grades gaining A*-B with one in five gaining all A* and As and almost 90 per cent securing a place at their first choice university.
Danny Swanwick, of Newark, gained three As with an A* in Business Studies, A in Mathematics and A in Further Maths and has secured a place at the prestigious Russell Group University, University of Nottingham to study accountancy; Tom North, of Stubton, gained an A* in Maths, A* in Further Maths and a B in Physics and is going to Lancaster University to study Mathematics; Chloe Grainger, of Newark, gained an A in Art, A in Geography and B in Business Studies and is going to Nottingham Trent University to study Fashion Management; Emily Ditton, of Carlton-Le-Moorland, gained an A in English, B in Art & Design, C in English Literature and is going to Nottingham Trent University to study Psychology with Criminology; Chloe Hill, of Newark, gained an A in Maths, B in Further Maths, C in Performing Arts and C in General Studies and has secured a place at Bishop Grosseteste University at Lincoln to study Education Studies and Mathematics; and Ellie Williams, of Brandon, gained an A in English Literature, B in English Language and C in Performing Arts and is going to the University of Hull to study English.
Headteacher Mark Guest said: “I am delighted to see the fantastic achievements of our first cohort of Year 13 students at Sir William Robertson. The students have worked so hard and have produced some exceptional results as a direct result of engaging teaching within small groups.
“As well as their fantastic individual achievements, this group of students have really helped shape the ethos and expectations of our sixth form at SWRA and we wish them well in their university studies and future careers.”
Year 12 students are also celebrating exam success with some superb AS level results. Twins James and Daniel Evans, from Coddington, gained four As (James) and three As and a B (Daniel) in their AS level examinations with James passing his A-level Mathematics a year early with an A grade.
Connor Brunsden, from Cranwell, gained two As in Mathematics and Further Maths and a B in Chemistry; Emma Braithwaite, from Bassingham, gained an A in Art & Design and a B in Mathematics; Emma Boardman, from Newark, gained three A’s and two B’s and Alexander Maughan from Ancaster gained an A in Business Studies and a B in English Literature.
The school is driven by the aim to ‘ASPIRE’ and this directs the work of all staff and pupils. In recent years it has become one of the most sought after schools in Lincolnshire, with parents recognising the benefits of choosing a very successful school in a safe, rural setting with superb pastoral care. The addition of the sixth form facility means that parents are confident that their children can continue their education in this supportive environment with high academic results.
Seb Mann, head of sixth form, said: “It has been a real pleasure guiding our first group of students through their AS and A2 courses and I am absolutely delighted with their fantastic achievements.”