Another Great Year For A-Level Results

Another great crop of results from students at Ellesmere College as they celebrate their A level success. Overall performance saw a 97% pass rate including quite a number of outstanding performances. 50% of all grades awarded to Ellesmere students were in the top A*/B grades with the girls notching up 60% of grades in the top A*/B

Whilst heartfelt congratulations go to all students there were several, particularly notable performances that are worthy of specific mention. The supply of medics each year remains constant with Emily Palmer (Shrewsbury, Shropshire), Head Girl, achieving A* and A grades to read Medicine at Birmingham and finding time to do the Extended Project and securing an A* in that too. Joe Haigh (Shrewsbury, Shropshire) gained the A*/A grades to secure a place at Hull York Medical School and, keeping with the science theme Joe Pescod (Audlem, Cheshire) secured his place to read Veterinary Medicine at the Royal Veterinary College (London) with A*/A grades.

The successes are not confined to science with students securing places to read a range of subjects such as:

  • Jack Martin (Shrewsbury, Shropshire) - A*AB Sport and Exercise at Durham
  • Annabelle Martin-Jones (Ellesmere, Shropshire) - AAB in Media and International Relations at Birmingham
  • Kotryna Calova (Lithuania, Shropshire) - A*AA Graphic Design at Nottingham Trent
  • Freya Rodda (Rossett,Wrexham) - A*AB Business Studies at Manchester
  • Ed Shelley (Shrewsbury, Shropshire) - A*ABB Politics at Exeter
  • Luke Taylor (Ellesmere, Shropshire) - IB Diploma Law at King's College, London
  • Alice Tow (Malpas, Cheshire) - ABBB International Relations at Birmingham
  • George Beal (Sandbach, Cheshire) - AAB Geography at King's London
  • John Leadbeater (Shrewsbury, Shropshire) -AAAB Mechanical Engineering at Leeds

The A level results follow on from those that our International Baccalaureate students received earlier in the summer. Ellesmere students sat the IB Diploma this year with over 50% achieving the higher level at above 30 points, which is equivalent of 3 A* grades at A Level. The average overall score for the International Baccalaureate candidates equated to three A grades at A Level and students can look forward to starting their university life in across the globe with places secured at University of Vienna, Mittweida University of Applied Sciences, King's College London and Bath to name a few.

Mr. Brendan Wignall, Headmaster, said 'It is always a pleasure to see our students continue to secure top grades and all who wish to progress to university being able to do so. These results are impressive and I congratulate our A level and IB students on their achievements. 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'.

14th August 2014  Back to News