Examination Results 2019

Students at Ellesmere College are celebrating after the publication of A-Level results, which saw an overall pass rate of 96% - a record breaking year for the College!

The results featured some highly impressive individual performances and more than 50% of all grades awarded were in the top A* A B grades, the threshold required for many Russell Group University places.

  • Alistair O'Brien, from Llangollen, swept the board with four A* grades in Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, and Further Maths. He will now take up his place to study Computer Science at Queen's College, Cambridge.
  • Toby Slack, from Ellesmere who secured two A* grades in Geography and Biology and an A in Chemistry, will now read Medicine at the University of Liverpool.
  • Verity Buglass, from Shrewsbury, achieved an A* in Mathematics and AA in Biology and Chemistry and secured her place at the University of Manchester to read Medicine.
  • Alice Smail, from Church Stretton, achieved an A* in Fine Art and three A grades in Mathematics, Biology, and Chemistry and will attend Lancaster University.
  • Lydia Smith, from Oswestry, achieved an A* in Psychology, and AA in History and English Literature. She will read History at the University of Nottingham.
  • Jack Pochin, from Nantwich, secured an A* in Geography, and AA in Mathematics and Physics. He now moves on to the University of Birmingham to read Civil Engineering.
  • Angel Xia, from Shanghai, and Cynthia Qiu, from Hangzhou City, both achieved AAA in Mathematics, Biology, and Chemistry. Angel will pursue Biotechnology whilst Cynthia will pursue Medical Biosciences, both at Imperial College, London.

This was following the strong performance of the BTEC and IB students.

It was another 100% pass rate for pupils taking the BTEC Sport Diploma. Six Ellesmere College students secured Extended Diplomas with one student attaining the highest mark possible with three Distinction Stars, four attained core Diplomas while two collected Subsidiary Diplomas. The Extended Diploma is equivalent to three A-Levels, the Diploma is equivalent is two A-Levels and the Subsidiary Diploma is equivalent to one A-Level; both are usually taken alongside one or two additional A Levels as part of the broad offering of academic opportunities at the College

The International Baccalaureate results were again impressive, with an average of 31 points and some notable excellent individual performances.

  • Paul Kontrus from Austria scored 36 points and will now read Geography at Kings College London.
  • Natan Marczak, from Poland was the headline performer who achieved an outstanding 44 points with 45 being the maximum available. Natan will now read Economics at the New York University in Abu Dhabi.
  • Head Girl Kimberley Ong from Malaysia was next with 41 points; equivalent to A* A A grades at A Level. Kim will now go on to Edinburgh University to read Economics with Environmental Studies.
  • Bethan Huxtable from Shrewsbury achieved 38 points and will now read Politics and International relations at Bristol