Students Score Top Marks in Exam Results

Students at Ellesmere College Sixth Form achieved another great crop of results and can celebrate their A level success. Overall performance saw 98.9% pass rate including quite a number of outstanding performances. Nearly 60% of all grades awarded to Ellesmere students were in the top A*/B grades with the girls raising that bar to nearly 70% of their grades published being in A*AB and a 100% pass rate.


Whilst heartfelt congratulations go to all our students there were several particularly notable performances that are worthy of specific mention.

  • Nina Handzewniak (POLAND) Medicine at Oxford (University College) A*A*A*A*
  • Joe Hughes (UK) Medicine at Sheffield A AA
  • Hannah Miles (UK) Medicine at Birmingham A*AAB
  • Migle Kocyte (UKRAINE) Bio Med at King's College London AAB
  • Luke Caldecott (UK) Economics at Birmingham AAA
  • Cassie Champrasit (THAILAND) Fine Art at Chelsea AAB
  • Patrick O'Brien (UK) Chemical Engineering at Nottingham AAA
  • Bobby Orr (UK) History at Exeter A*A*AA
  • Zijin Zeng (CHINA) Economics at Manchester AABC
  • Beatrice Quinton (UK) Classics at UCL A*AA
  • Illya Zalessky (UKRAINE) Chemistry at Birmingham AAB
  • Rachael Yi Mei (SINGAPORE) Law at Lancaster ABC
  • Yummi Yao (CHINA) Marketing & Business at Strathclyde ABCD


The A level results follow on from those that IB students received earlier in the summer. The diploma pass level of 24 points is given the equivalent value of BCC grades at A Level. Well over half of the cohort (58%) achieved more than 30 points, which is equivalent of A*AA grades at A Level.


58% 30+ points = A*AA grades at A Level.

  • Michal Zarzecki (POLAND) Medicine 43
  • Max Assmann (GERMANY) Medicine 42
  • Caspar Fritzen (GERMANY) Army 35
  • Robert Blach (GERMANY) Medicine 35

Always keen to develop new courses that serve students career aspirations, Ellesmere College recently introduced another course into the sixth form, the BTEC Sport (Performance and Excellence) to run alongside A level and IB. This two year course was introduced in September 2013 and the first results were published this summer with 100% pass rate and all students achieving either a Distinction or Merit award. Charlie Scott and Oliver Bohn achieved the highest level of double distinction, equivalent to AA at A level. Most opted to combine this double A level standard course with a second separate A level.

Mr Brendan Wignall, Headmaster, said "It is always a pleasure to see our students continue to secure impressive grades such as these and all who wish to progress to university being able to do so. I congratulate our A level, IB and BTEC students on their achievements All our students completing their studies with us deserve this success. Credit must also go to the excellent work of our teaching staff and of course to parents for their constant support and encouragement."