A level results: Oxbridge awaits for Ashlawn students
Two Ashlawn School students are set to attend Oxbridge, while many others are also celebrating their outstanding A level and BTEC results today.
Ashlawn’s Head Girl, Gabby Thomas, achieved an A* in French, A in English Literature and A in Politics, in order to take up her place at St Anne’s College Oxford to read French and Italian.
Gabby said: “I was so surprised to see my results, I really didn’t think the exams had gone my way but I’m relieved that it all worked out and I can say that I’m going to Oxford!
“It’s my Dad’s birthday today so this is the perfect present for him, my Mum and Dad are so proud.”
Robson Tebbutt, achieved an incredible 4 A*s in Physics, Chemistry, Maths and Further Maths and will now go on to read Natural Sciences at St Catherine’s College, Cambridge.
Robson said: “I’m speechless. I’m relieved and so happy that my results were what I wanted. The whole process has been quite nerve-racking, it has been lots of hard work, but the school have been really supportive throughout.”
A number of students will now be pursuing careers in medicine after securing the grades they needed. Owain Griffiths will study Medicine at the University of Nottingham after achieving an A* and 2As. Charlotte Hart will also take up her place at the University of Sheffield to read Medicine after securing an A in Biology, A in Chemistry and A in Maths. Charlotte, who joined Ashlawn School for Sixth Form, was inspired to pursue a career in medicine after experiencing the care of the NHS when she had major spinal surgery at the age of 13, which also resulted in six months off school.
Charlotte said: “I’m so shocked, I really didn’t think I had done so well but I am over the moon. I can’t wait to start my course and am thrilled to be on the road to becoming a doctor and being able to help others.”
Rajbir Sandhu who gained an A* in Punjabi and 3 As in Biology, French and Chemistry will now be working as a maths and English tutor alongside volunteering in hospitals and care homes before beginning a degree in Medicine next year. He said: “I was so nervous, I can’t believe it, I am absolutely delighted!
“The teachers at Ashlawn have always been there for me, I’ve had such a good experience here and can’t thank everyone enough for the constant help and support.”
Gabriel Howes who achieved an A* and 2 As will now go on to attend Loughborough University to study Maths.
He said: “I’m really happy! It has been a lot of hard work but it has definitely worth it. I’m particularly pleased with my results in Maths as it was a difficult exam.
“I’d like to thank the staff at the school for all of their support, they have been brilliant.”
Hannah Diesch was delighted to find out that she had secured 3 A grades in A level Psychology, Biology and Chemistry and also achieved an A in her Extended Project. This September, Hannah will join the University of Birmingham to study Nursing. She said: “I didn’t expect to do so well. My parents are so proud of me too, it’s just amazing.”
Robbie Haynes swept the board with his results, securing 3A*s in order to confirm his place to read Physics at the University of Nottingham, while Jack Liepa gained 2 A* and 1 A in English Literature, History and Politics to join the University of Lancaster.
Amelia Howe was also particularly pleased to find out that she had achieved a B in Biology and B in Psychology. Amelia has shown overwhelming commitment to continue her studies after being diagnosed with cancer just before her GCSEs.
Amelia said: “My studies have always been really important to me, so when I was diagnosed with cancer I tried my best to keep up with school work. When it came to A levels, the school have been great, working around my needs and the time off I needed to take – I know I wouldn’t have got these results without them.”
Amelia continued: “I’m looking forward to taking my third A Level in Chemistry at Ashlawn next year, before I go on to my next steps.”
Siobhan Evans, Principal at Ashlawn School, said: “Today’s results are testament to the hard work and dedication of our students and staff and I would like to congratulate them for their outstanding achievements.”
“At Ashlawn, we are proud to offer an enriched learning experience for every one of our students. Alongside a breadth of academic and vocational subjects we focus on student wellbeing, supporting young people to not only be successful in their studies but to become well-rounded individuals.”
“It is wonderful to see our students achieving their aspirations, taking up their places at some of the country’s top universities as well as prestigious higher-level apprenticeships. I wish them all every success for the future.”