Examination Results 2023
Ellesmere College students are celebrating their exam
results today with 98% pass rate at A-level with some outstanding performances
and securing places at top universities across the UK and overseas.
The good news follows on from the excellent results achieved
by students who completed the IB Diploma course and BTEC Diploma.
The 2023 results saw 66% of IB students achieving 30 or more
points, the gold standard for the IB Diploma and the top performing student
this year, Iris Grigoras (Bucharest) achieved an impressive 44 points out of a
maximum of 45 which equates to 4 A*s and 1A at A level and places her in the
top 1% of IB students worldwide. She will be taking up her place at the
University of Maimi, USA to study Law.
The BTEC Diploma results continue to impress with students
celebrating another year of 100% pass results that included several
Distinctions (A* at A level).
Another student off to study in USA is one of our BTEC
Diploma students, Jemimah Choi (Gresford) who secured distinction/merit in her
diploma and a Tennis scholarship in Ohio to study Global sports and Culture.
The BTEC top performer of the year with 3 star distinctions
(equivalent to three A* at A level) Tom Boggemann (Diemen, Netherlands) is
staying closer with his place at Surrey to read Psychology.
Places have been secured at universities that cover the
length and breadth of the UK and around the world. Here is a sample of the
Ellesmere 2023 cohort destinations and subjects.
Aditi Chezhian, Chirk, is both a talented tennis player,
representing Wales and a high achieving academic, securing 3 A* grades in
Biology, Maths and Chemistry to secure her place at Girton College, Cambridge
to read Medicine.
Anna Farrow, Rugby, managed to combine an outstanding
swimming career with outstanding A level results, 4 A* grades in Chemistry,
Maths, Further Maths and Economics to secure a place at Bath to read Chemistry
and continue her swimming career.
Tessa O'Brien, Llangollen, achieved an impressive set of
four A levels grades A*AAB in Art & Design, Maths, Chemistry and Physics
securing her place at Durham to read Chemistry.
Carmen Kilgannon, Ellesmere, is also off to Durham
University having secured A*AA in Religious Studies, History and Politics and
will read Religion, Society and Culture.
Alex Norris, Ellesmere, secured 3A's in Maths, Further Maths
and Physics and a B in Chemistry to read Computer Science at Exeter.
Lili Harvey Hemming, Ellesmere, secured A's in Biology and
Psychology and a B in Chemistry to secure her place at University of Surrey to
read Veterinary Medicine and Science.
Molly Fry, Whitchurch, achieved A's in Latin and Music and a
B in Spanish and will be reading Classics at University of Birmingham.
Naomi McGuire, Fleet, achieved AAB in History, Biology and
Chemistry and will read History at University of Glasgow. Naomi is a student
who has effectively combined her sport with her academic commitments as a
member of the Ellesmere College swimming academy.
Archie Neaves, another outstanding swimmer at the Ellesmere
College swimming academy has managed his training regime and is academic work
successfully securing A* in Geography alongside two B grades in Economic and
History and will be taking up Geography at Swansea University.
Mr Brendan Wignall, Headmaster said "It is a pleasure
to see how well pupils have achieved and they are commended for their positive
approach to the examination experience, having had the GCSEs interrupted by the
"These results are a testament to their hard work and
determination, to the diligence of their teachers and the constant support of
"These pleasing A level results follow the excellent
results in July for IB Diploma and BTEC. The breadth of courses and
destinations that our students move onto is particularly pleasing to see as an
outworking of being a school with a global focus and in keeping with our
high-performance learning (HPL) philosophy."