2010 A level and IB Examination Results

The A level celebrations with the success of the International Baccalaureate for a bumper year of excellent grades.  The first year of the A* grade has given Ellesmere sixth formers the opportunity to record the high standard achieved with over 10% of grades awarded to our girls being A* and nearly 5% of grades the boys gained were the top A*

Overall performance was excellent with close to 97% of students achieving pass grades including some top class individual results. 50% of our girls grades were the top A*/B grades with a respectable 44.5% of boys falling into the A* to B category.  Most departments recorded 100% pass.

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

Joshua Boswell (Glyn Ceiriog) amassed an impressive number of grades with 2 A*s in History and Mathematics and a further 2 A grades in Economics, General Studies and a grade A in Further Maths AS.  He has a place at York University to read Philosophy, Politics and Economics.

Rebecca Britton, Head Girl, (Coton, Whitchurch) achieved an A* in English Literature and a further 3 A grades in Geography, History and General Studies.  She will be taking up her place to read English Literature at Cardiff.

Freddie Herzog, Head Boy, (Shrewsbury) achieved 2 As a B and a C  has a place at Birmingham University; as did Zoe Haynes, (Ellesmere) who has a place at Lancaster. A* grade also went to Elizabeth Evans (Wrexham) for Fine Art to go with her A and B grades.

Our IB students received their results earlier in the summer.  These students face a challenging course, studying six subjects plus an extra course in the Theory of Knowledge and have to complete an independent research piece to achieve the Diploma. Stella Lesch achieved 42 IB points (which is valued as 654 ucas points, or 4.6 A* grades) with a top level 7 in Biology, Maths and French. She is going to UCL to read psychology. Afra Ekert, a talented music scholar, achieved 40 points with A grades for both her extended research and Theory of Knowledge, and  plans to attend Medical School in Europe.  An A level equivalent of 4.3 A* grades.  The average A level equivalent for the whole IB cohort is just over 3 A grades at A level or 385 ucas points

Mr Brendan Wignall, Headmaster, said All students completing their studies with us this year deserve this success.  Credit must also go to the excellent work of our teaching staff and of course to parents for their support and encouragement.  It is pleasing to see so many excel with the award of A* in this first time that top performers have been identified by the star award.  However we celebrate all of our students academic achievements today and the excellent IB results published earlier in the summer.

Photo L-R : Freddie Herzog, Zoe Haynes and John Boswell

20th August 2010  Back to News