Students at Rossett School in Harrogate are celebrating after producing the school’s best ever A level results.
The pass rate for the school was over 99 per cent, with 28 per cent of the students being awarded grades A* or A, and 51 per cent A*-B.
Headteacher Helen Woodcock said:
This year’s Year 13 have worked exceptionally hard for their results and their success is well-deserved.
It is a testament to the true comprehensive philosophy of Rossett School that students of all abilities and from diverse backgrounds have been able to achieve not only their personal best against a national backdrop of raised standards, but also the school’s best ever set of A level results. As well as being a time of celebration for each student, it is a wonderful day for us collectively at Rossett.
Today’s results are also a reflection of the help and support the students have received from teachers and other staff in the school, as well as their families and friends. We couldn’t be happier for them and look forward to hearing more success stories as they move to the next stage of their lives.
Phil Kilford, Chair of Governors, added his congratulations to the students and the school:
The Sixth Form staff have high aspirations for academic achievement for our students at Rossett, but the most impressive statistic in our results today is our pass rate – just decimal places short of 100 per cent.
In real terms, this means that every student – from our Oxbridge successes to our A level and BTEC students – has succeeded in completing and being awarded results commensurate with their ability.
As well as the best ever results for the school, some individual students achieved particularly impressive grades.
Thirteen students achieved A*/A grades in all of their qualifications: Alice Baravelli, Oliver Bell, Josh Day, Abi Jameson, Jodie Lewis, Sarah Littlejohn, Alex Marks, Connor McAlister-Payne, Douglas Morrison, Luke Price-Gerrard, Antonia Reeves, Ben Walton, and Ben Watson.
Sarah Littlejohn, an exceptional scientist, will go on to Worcester College, Oxford to study Physics after achieving two A*s in Physics and Mathematics and an A grade in Further Mathematics.
Oliver Bell gained three A*s in Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics; additionally he achieved a Merit in his Mathematics’ Extended Qualification and a Level 2 in his Mathematics STEP paper. Oliver will go to Warwick University to continue his study of Mathematics.
Becoming Rossett’s first ever student to follow Dentistry at Leeds University, Josh Day achieved an A* in Biology and two A grades in Chemistry and Geography.
Tom Henley, Rossett’s Taekwondo Gold medallist in the 2014 Commonwealth Games, achieved the A*, A, and B grades that he needed to follow his Bio-Medical Science course at Manchester University. Team GB’s Taekwondo Academy is also based in Manchester and Tom intends to continue his training alongside his degree studies.