Wilmslow High students celebrate star A level grades

Students at Wilmslow High School are celebrating after another successful year of A level results with 9% of results being awarded A* and 54% of all A2 results at AB grades.

A 98% pass rate was achieved overall, in line with the national average, with 53 A* grades achieved by 33 students.

In addition 22 students achieved 3 A or A* grades at GCE A2 and 30 students achieved the equivalent of 3 A grades or better.

Headteacher, Mrs Gill Bremner, commented "We are delighted with the performance of our students yet again, and it is particularly nice to see our highest performers achieve so many A* grades. We are equally pleased to see so many students heading off to their first choice university courses and we are working hard to support any who have missed their offers and help them find an appropriate course through clearing.

"Students at Wilmslow High are expected to work hard in all aspects of their learning and to contribute fully to school life, so we are also delighted to celebrate national success in Young Enterprise, sport (particularly hockey, tennis and rugby this year) and in the many other extracurricular competitions and activities on offer at school. I would like to take this opportunity to thank parents and all the staff at school who have worked together to support students in achieving these excellent results."

Bryan Hsieh achieved 6A* in biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, further mathematics and additional further mathematics, plus A in extended project and A in AS critical thinking and a Distinction in the AQA Baccalaureate.

Bryan, 19, from Handforth is going to Imperial College London to study biomedical engineering. He told wilmslow.co.uk "I am really happy. I had to do a lot of work and I'm really relieved."

Larissa Jones, Tom Waugh, Yanish Tucker and Jonathan Regan all achieved 3 A* or better.

Tom Waugh is going on to Warwick University to study maths. He said "I have done better than I ever imagined. I thought it was impossible to get an A* in physics."

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(l- r) : Lauren Nuttall, Kelsey Broome, Imogen Taylor, Ella Howells, Jonathan Regan, Tom Waugh, Larissa Jones, Chris Parsonage, James Eggleston, Bryan Hsieh, Kamran Adl, Lottie Weinberg, Mr Hancock (Head of Sixth Form), Caroline Sherwood, Mrs Bremner (Head Teacher), Oliver Lee, Adam Davies, Carl Plunkett, Elliott Woods, Daniel Wheatley.

Bryan Hseih.

Imogen Taylor (A* in mathematics and chemistry, A in biology and A in AS drama) and Ella Howells ( A* in further mathematics, A in mathematics, physics and chemistry).

Florence Fisher, Fern Hutchings and Maddie McHardy-Roberts.

Natasha Smith.

Tom Waugh, Marc Cork, Ryan Holmes and Tom Stott.

Amy Gleave, Molly Wortley, Sophie Knight and Ellie Clear.

Daniel Fesmer, Lucas Taylor and Luke Foden.

Any Kiersey and Francesca Hibbert.

Ellie Clear, Natasha Smith, Sophie Knight and Mollie Wortley.

Harry Anderson, Rob Evans, Jazib Bashir and Andrew Parsonage.

Exam Results, Wilmslow High School


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Lisa Reeves
Saturday 18th August 2012 at 6:17 pm
The results are not completely finalised, as Cheshire East were still waiting for results from four schools when this information was sent, but the projections show that students across the borough have achieved a provisional pass rate of 98%.

This is in line with the national average, although marginally down on last year’s pass rate of 98.1%.
Over a quarter of all students achieved grades A* to A (25.2%) and over half (52%) achieved an A* to B grade.
The provisional figures also show that Cheshire East’s sixth formers achieved an average points score of 767. This is up from 747 last year.