Students and staff at Sponne School in Towcester are celebrating another excellent set of A Level results this year with many individuals achieving outstanding grades. It has obviously been an unprecedented year with the cancellation of the summer exams for students and results being produced by exam boards using moderated Centre Assessed Grades. Overall results have remained very similar to previous years and most students continue to achieve the highest grades available. Just under 50% of students gained the very highest A*-B grades and almost a quarter of all grades were either A* or A.
Amongst the many delighted students today were Bradley Cooper (A*A*A*A) who is going to Manchester University to study Physics and Theoretical Physics, Daisy Martin (A*AA) who will be studying German at Oxford University and Penelope Tollervey (A*AA) who will be going to Lancaster University to study Maths. Dillon Bishop (A*A*AA) will be going to Imperial College to study Physics and Luke Williams( A*A*A*A) will read General Engineering at Durham University. Three other students will be travelling north to St Andrews University: Emily Rogers (A*A*A) to study Chemistry, Sam Allen(A*A*A* ) to study Chemistry and Physics and Emily Blakeney (AAA) to study Medicine. Many other students gained at least 1 A grade in their set of results.
Headteacher Mr Iain Massey said: “We are really proud of our students who have done so well in gaining these excellent results in what has been exceptionally difficult circumstances this year. It is reassuring that the grades reflect the hard work that students put in and the outstanding teaching and support provided by the staff at Sponne School. Well done to all our students, including those who have secured their first choice university places.”
Mrs Helen Ramsden, Head of Sixth Form from Sponne, said: “I am delighted that so many students have secured a place at their first choice destination. I want to congratulate all the students on their hard work and resilience in what has been a difficult year due to the Pandemic. I wish them all the best in the future”.