Stanwell School students taste A-level success
10:15am Friday 16th August 2013 in News
STANWELL School students were celebrating yesterday as a host of “outstanding” A-levels results were achieved.
Thirty-one students achieved three A grades or better at A2 level, while 35 per cent of all grades achieved were A* or A grades.
The mathematics department had particular reason to celebrate with students awarded 42 A* or A grades (58% of entry) in the subject.
A total of 44 A* grades were awarded to Stanwell students (8% of entry).
An impressive 364 A* to B grades were achieved at A2 level (64% of entry).
Additionally, 192 students (97%) achieved the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate qualification.
High achievers at the school included:
Beth Cowley (3 A* grades, 1 A grade and Welsh Bacc)
Callum Masters (2 A* grades, 1 A grade and Welsh Bacc)
James Porteus 2 A* grades, 1 A grade and Welsh Bacc)
Seren Vickers (2 A* grades, 1 A grade and Welsh Bacc)
Rachel Warner (2 A* grades, 1 A grade and Welsh Bacc)
James Chaffey (2 A* grades, 1 B grade and Welsh Bacc)
Benedict Jackson (2 A* grades, 1 B grade and Welsh Bacc)
Frankie Law (1 A* grade, 3 A grades and Welsh Bacc)
Amy Palin (1 A* grade, 3 A grades and Welsh Bacc)
Jemima Bushby (1 A* grade, 2 A grades and Welsh Bacc)
Beth Hopkins (1 A* grade, 2 A grades and Welsh Bacc)
Isabella MacGregor (1 A* grade, 2 A grades and Welsh Bacc)
Rachel Mahoney (1 A* grade, 2 A grades and Welsh Bacc)
Alexandra Nickels (1 A* grade, 2 A grades and Welsh Bacc)
Dan Seal (1 A* grade, 2 A grades and Welsh Bacc)
Bethan Morgan (1 A* grade, 2 A grades and Welsh Bacc)
Alistair Hill (1 A* grade, 2 A grades, 1 B grade and Welsh Bacc)
Head girl, Catherine Porteus, achieved a A* in music, which she will go on to study at Bristol University.
She said: “I was very, very nervous last night, and hadn’t made any plans to celebrate because I am quite superstitious but I am over the moon now.”
Deputy head girl Beth Hopkins, who will also study music, but at Southampton, said the teachers had been amazing.
“I want to say a huge thank you to them from all of us,” she added.
The year’s average points score per pupil for the Year 13 cohort - 197 students - was 1128 points, which exceeds four A grades for every student.
This is the second highest score ever achieved by Stanwell pupils following a successful introduction of the Advanced Level Welsh Baccalaureate.
Also pleased with their students’ achievements were the geography, drama and history departments where 89%, 82% and 81% of the candidates achieved A* to B grades.
Tony Rogers, chair of governors at Stanwell School, said: “This has been another very good year for the school. We would like to congratulate all members of Year 13 on their success and are grateful for all the support given by parents and staff to ensure that our students fulfil their potential.”
Robin Relph, head of sixth form, said: “It has been a hugely successful morning and all members of the sixth form team are absolutely delighted that so many of our Year 13s have done well enough to secure places at their first choice universities.
“We congratulate all of our students on their achievements and wish them continued success in everything they do in the future. It has been a pleasure and a privilege to have worked with this group of young people.”