Wells A-level focus: Blue School achieves outstanding results

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By Wells_Jaqui | Thursday, August 18, 2011, 17:39

Students in both the Lower and Upper Sixth Forms at The Blue School have achieved outstanding examination results this year.

In the Upper Sixth, students completed their courses with an overall pass rate of 99% and an excellent A* to B grade pass rate of 67%.  The overall average UCAS points score per subject entry was 97.1.  At Advanced Level pass rates of 100% were achieved in Business, Chemistry, Design & Technology, Drama, Economics, English, Fine Art, French, Geography, Mathematics, Media Studies, Physics, Politics, Psychology, Religious Studies, Geology and Sports Studies.  Among the many high performances were:

Douglas Cooley. 4 x A*.  Oxford (St Edmund Hall) - Mathematics.

Hannah Calder-Travis.  2 x A* and 2 x A.  Nottingham - Mathematics.

Rose Ventham.  2 x A* and 2 x A.  Durham - Chemistry.

James Cox.  1 x A* and 3 x A.  Imperial College - Mechanical Engineering.

Fiona Hares.  1 x A*, 2 x A and 1 x B.  Southampton - Medicine.

Seoul Weare.  1 x A*, 2 x A and 1 x B.  Southampton - Aeronautics & Astronautics.

Kathryn Jones.  3 x A and 1 x B.  Southampton - Philosophy and Mathematics.

Isaac Seymour.  3 x A*.  Oxford (Worcester College) - Mathematics and Computer Science.

Flora Macdonald.  2A* and 1A.  Gap Year - medicine in 2012.

Caroline May.  2A* and 1A.  Gap Year - English 2012.

Charlie Dart.  1 x A* and 2 x A.  Birmingham - English with Creative Writing.

Jo Hart.  1 x A* and 2 x A.  Nottingham - Architecture.

Nicholas Keen.  1 x A* and 2 x A.  Nottingham - Architecture 

Lauren Mayor.  1 x A* and 2 x A.  Brunel - Product Design Engineering.

Joe Ponting.  1 x A* and 2 x A.  Nottingham - English Studies.

The results achieved by Lower Sixth students in their AS examinations are amongst the best ever seen at the school and auger well for the future.  Noteworthy achievements include:

5 x A grades.  Katy Morgan

4 x A grades. Fiona Cartmel, Megan Collier, Jessica Fullman, May Ho, Bryony Izzard, Alice Judge, Arthur Scammell, Tim Swabey,  Sam Thomas, Katie Ward and Charlotte White

3 x A grades +.      Nathan Brown, Natalie Cox, Oliver    Fisher, William Gordon, Tim Grange, Blythe Hodgson-Parnell, Gethin Hopkin, Joseph Jackson, Ned Maynard, Hamish McClatchey, Bethany Perry, Flora Stevens, Beck Tessier, Ruth Timms, Adam Triggol, Nathan Vallis and Jess Wood.

The following Lower Sixth students gained an A* grade in mathematics a year early:  Fiona Cartmel, Max Cooper, Jessica Fullman, Tim Grange, May Ho and Arthur Scammell.

''These superb results, which will stand these wonderful young people in good stead for the future, are all the more commendable given that they have not been achieved in 'soft' subjects'' said Steve Jackson, Headteacher at the school.  'We are acutely aware of our duty to help students take their next steps and in this regard we are very pleased that once again our students have achieved the high quality grades they need.  Competition for places in Higher Education has been particularly fierce this year and it is especially rewarding to observe our students on the basis of these results progress to their university of choice.  As well as congratulating students on their achievements I should like to thank all our staff for their dedication and hard work in preparing candidates for examinations and also for their caring and professional approach to supporting individual university applications."



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    Congratulations to all the Blue's A-Level students, we hear that thanks to the expertise of the tutors, the students made realistic applications and bucking the national trend, every student has found a suitable place for next year. Sally Vallis said "normally staff would come in on a Friday to offer the children advice on how to proceed but this year it wasn't necessary."

    By Wells_Jaqui at 10:28 on 25/08/11

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