Sixth form students at Highbridge’s King Alfred School Academy are this week celebrating after achieving a superb set of A-Level exam results.
There were celebrations among many of the youngsters as they headed to the school on Thursday morning (August 15th) to open their all-important results envelopes.
The achievements mean the students are preparing to head off to a range of top universities across the UK.
Among the students celebrating was “overwhelmed and over-the-moon” Rhiana Sinclair, who achieved an A*, B and B. The results means she can now go on to Bath University to study psychology.
“All the hard work has really paid off,” she told Burnham-On-Sea.com. “I enjoy psychology so much and am really looking forward to studying it further. I’m over the moon to get these results!”
Megan Richards who said she was “fairly pleased” with her B, A and B grades. She will be studying English at university and hopes to be a historian in the law profession. “The hard work has paid off,” she added.
Keziah Anna Johnson achieved a B, B and A – allowing her to study ancient history at Cardiff University with the ultimate aim of working for Amnesty International or Unicef.
“I’m passionate about ‘doing good’ and helping those in need in the world and, having seen what those organisations do, I want to get involved,” she said. “I was particularly touched by the TV images of migrants struggling crossing the sea and want to help them.”
Michael Hainsby was also celebrating after achieving A, A and B grades to go on to study chemical engineering at Birmingham University. “It’s what I wanted – I’m really happy!” he said.
Principal Nathan Jenkins said: “We are again thrilled with our A Level results which have improved again this year seeing the number of students achieving good A Level grades up by over 5%.”
“Our students have worked incredibly hard and we are thrilled that their efforts have been rewarded with such brilliant results.
“Many of them are now able to go on and study at the universities of their choosing or move into apprenticeships or the workplace following their success.”
Head of Sixth Form Jonathan Gaskell added: ”’Another fine set of A level results means that our students continue the tradition of going off to the top universities across the UK, from Exeter to University College London and from Warwick to Lancaster.”
“All our hard working students deserve praise for getting through a tough set of examinations and we wish them all the best for their future careers.”
Among the other celebrating students was George Croker, who said he was pleased to be starting a chartered accountancy apprenticeship at a Burnham company. “The sixth firm has helped me begin working my way in.”
Heather Reed was also celebrating, having achieved enough in her results to study psychology with criminology at Birmingham University. “I’m really excited and looking forward to getting started. I hope to work in the Police one day.”
Ella Dollery also achieved enough to go on to study education at Brighton University. “I’m so pleased – I hope work in the education sector as a primary school teacher so this is a big step towards that for me.”
Others celebrating with their destination university include:
Sophie Butt AAC: English Literature, University of Exeter
Kody Crosby ABC: History, Lancaster University
Ferhat Dogan BBB: Neuroscience, University of Exeter
Ella Rose Dollery Distinction*BB Primary Teaching, Brighton
Charlie Dymond: ABC Maths, University of Exeter
Michael Hainsby: AAB Chemical Engineering, Birmingham University
Keziah Johnson: ABB History, University of Cardiff
Jack Richards: AAB Astrophysics, University of Exeter
Megan Richards: ABB English Literature, University of York
Tom Sala-Rich: ABD French, Spanish and Russian, Cardiff University
Alex Vowles: AAC History, University of Nottingham.