Sixth Form students at Wilmslow High School have achieved another superb set of A level results.
Despite a slight fall in the top A-level grade nationally, Wilmslow High School maintained their results with 48% of grades at A*-B, 23% of grades at A*-A, and 6% of grades at A*.
Twenty-four students achieved a total of 40 A* grades this year, while 25 students achieved the equivalent of 3 A grades or above, and 43 achieved the equivalent of AAB or above.
Headteacher, Dr James Pullé commented, "Congratulations to Wilmslow High School's 2015 Sixth Form Leavers Class of 2015 on an impressive set of results that are the product of hard work, a dedication to learning and personal determination. We are very grateful for everything that this cohort of students has contributed to the wider life of our school and it is very pleasing to see so many of them achieve success in their studies at the highest level. We know they will go on to achieve much more in the next stage of their studies and in their careers and wish them well in the exciting challenges and opportunities that life will bring. I am sure they will join me in expressing thanks for the continuing support of their parents and the commitment provided by school staff over their years of secondary education."
Amongst the top A-Level achievers were:
Ryan Jenkinson A*A*A* going to Cambridge University to read Mathematics
Scarlett Kelly, A*A*A* going to Manchester Metropolitan University to study an Art Foundation course
Sophie Cheal A*A*A going to Durham University to study Engineering
Owain Davies A*A*A (and A* in EPQ) going to the London School of Economics to study Environment and Development
Hollie Eaton A*, A*A (and A* in EPQ) going to Oxford University to read History
John Fogarty A*A*A going to take a gap year before going to university
Alice Hughes A*A*A going to Nottingham University to study Medicine
Samuel Ogden A*A*A going to Imperial College to study Computer Science
Liana Oudeh A*A*AA going to Manchester University to read Biomedical Sciences
Joel Paden A*A*AA going to Imperial College to study Chemical Engineering
Jay Didcott A*AA going to Bath University to study Computer Science
William Faux A*AA going to Leicester University to study Medicine
Ruth James A*AA going to Nottingham University to read Chemistry
Matthew Riley A*AA going to Birmingham University to study Medicine
Nicholas Smirnov A*AA going to York University to study Computer Science
Ellen Swarbrick A*AAB going to Birmingham University to read International Business with Languages
Holly Clarke AAA going to Sheffield University to study Bio-Engineering
Asuka Okishio AAA going to Birmingham University to read Music
Rory Savin AAA going to Lancaster University to study Accounting
Fergus Taylor AAA going to Leeds University to read Philosophy, Politics and Economics
Emily Toal AAA going to Birmingham University to study Physiotherapy
Congratulations also go to the following students who achieved at an equivalent level on the BTEC National Diploma in Sport:
Ryan Fishwick - Distinction* x 3 - going to Leeds Metropolitan University to read Sport Business Management
William Gregory - Distinction* x 3 - going to Leeds Metropolitan University to read Sports, Physical Activity and Health
Emilie Kelman - Distinction* x 3 – going to Sheffield Hallam University to read Sports Development with Coaching
Raqim Mohammed - Distinction* x 3 - going to Leeds Metropolitan University to read Sports Marketing
Chris Smith - Distinction* x 3 – going to Leeds Metropolitan University to read Sport and Exercise Science
Jack Worthington- Distinction* x 3 – going to Manchester Metropolitan University to read Sports Marketing Management
Head Boy Ryan Jenkinson, who is off to Cambridge to study Maths and Physics having achieved three A*s told me "I am ecstatic, it is still sinking in to be honest. I spent pretty much the whole year preparing for them, I am definitely going to celebrate now."
Headteacher, Dr James Pullé added "At Wilmslow High School we are keen to give all our students a breadth of aspiration and opportunity, and as a result, we are proud to be sending our Year 13 students out to a wide range of exciting futures including medicine, law, engineering, accountancy, international politics, nursing, education, architecture, construction, business management, marketing, advertising, journalism, social work, graphic design, computing, electronics, fashion, music technology, sports management, food science, film, art and drama.
"We also have a number of students who have successfully applied to university to read Mathematics, Sciences, English, Economics, Modern Languages, Politics, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology, Music, History, Ancient History, Geography, Anthropology and Egyptology."
Across Cheshire East 1,660 students received their A level results this morning and they have again achieved a pass rate of 99%, which is above the national average of 98%.
Around one in ten students gained an A* compared to 8% nationally and 28% of all students in Cheshire East achieved grades A* to A and 57% achieved an A* to B grade. Again both of these figures are above the national average.
Councillor Rachel Bailey, Cabinet member in charge of children and families, said: "This year's exam results are extremely impressive once again and I congratulate all the sixth formers on their achievements.
"I'm sure it has been an anxious time for students and their families as they await the result of years of hard work. May I offer my thanks to the parents, teachers, school staff and governors for all their support and encouragement over the past few years."