2011 A level and IB Examination Results

The A level celebrations at Ellesmere College combine with the success of the International Baccalaureate for an excellent set of grades. Overall performance was excellent with 98% of students achieving pass grades including some top class individual results.  Nearly 50% of our girls grades were the top A*/B grades and over 90% of departments recorded 100% pass rate.

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

Enya MacLiam Roberts, from Kenley near Shrewsbury, gathered together 5 grades with AAABB and will go on to read Real Estate and Urban Development at Reading.

Ella Walker, from Dudleston near Ellesmere, gained A*AB with her A* being in Fine Art which has secured her a place in the prestigious Glasgow School of Art to pursue Fine Art and we are delighted to have much of her beautiful work hanging in our corridors today.

Paul Chiang achieved 4 A levels with an A* in Mathematics plus ABB in Further Maths, Physics and Chemistry and we see him move to University College London to read Electronic Engineering.

Liyu Xu secured 2 A*s and an A grade in Maths, Further Maths and Physics and intends to read Maths at Warwick.

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. A third of our IB students gained the equivalent of 3 A* grades at A Level.  The average overall score for the International Baccalaureate candidates equated to two As and a B at A Level, with Patrick Weigel, Charlotte Shearer, from Peckforton, near Tarporley, and Georg Berezkin achieving an equivalent International Baccalaureate Diploma score of 2 A* and 2 A grades at A Level.  Charlotte and Georg have secured places at UK universities at Newcastle and Queen Mary respectively.

Mr Brendan Wignall, Headmaster, said It is pleasing to see our students continue to secure top grades and all who wish to progress to university being able to do so.  Recent publications of university destinations have been misleading as they omit students who do the IB or choose to go to study abroad, which an increasing number are choosing to do.  At this time of year both A level and IB can be acknowledged and therefore we celebrate all of our students academic achievements today.   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. 

18th August 2011  Back to News