Students in Year 13 at John Taylor High School in Barton-under-Needwood are celebrating a superb set of A Level and BTEC results, with over 57% of grades being achieved at A*, A or B or equivalent. Average points score per student and average points score per entry were both similar to the record-breaking scores achieved in the last two years.
A number of students achieved exceptional results. They included Daniel Ruttley (4 A*s); Lucy Boland (3 A*s & 2As); Ben Bottrill and Oliver Tooth (3 A*s) Robert Adderly (2A*s and 2As); Kelly Caldicott and Henna Chaudhry (2A*s and 1A); Meg Carter, Jade Jenkins, William Preston and Emillie Hall(1A* and 2As); Hannah Kinston, Niamh Southwell and Farah Anwar (3 As), and at BTEC Level 3 Thomas Bishop and Paige Stanley (D*D*D*D*); Olivia Austin, Oliver Barker, Sally Barlow, Jessica Clarke, Abigail Goode, Connor Grant, Harry Pickett, Emma Titley, Bethany Tyler and Megan Watkins (D*D*D*) and Emily Portman (D*DD).
The intended destinations for these youngsters include Oxford, Durham, Imperial College London, Kings College London, Leeds, Nottingham, Sheffield, York, Birmingham and Warwick, and their chosen subjects for study range from Medicine, through Physics, Engineering and Sciences, to Law, International Relations, Philosophy and Languages.
In total, 16 ‘A’ Level students attained 3 A-grades or more, and 21 BTEC students achieved triple “Distinction*/Distinction” awards – an increase on the previous year.
“These achievements are a testament to the incredible hard work and ability of our students”, said John Taylor’s Principal Mike Donoghue “We’ve seen nationally a considerable amount of turbulence in examination performance, and I note the news headlines today suggest that this year may be no different. But our students continue to perform very impressively. We attribute this to their tenacity to succeed, and the highest expectations our staff have for them, coupled with incredible support from their families. It’s no secret formula, but it’s a winning one. I firmly believe that there is nowhere better for Sixth Form studies in Staffordshire.
“It has been wonderful to see our students in school this morning, thanking the staff for their support, encouragement and expertise as they collect their results. I would like to thank the ‘class of 2016’ for the massive contribution they have made to school life here at John Taylor. They have been amazing, and I know that they will go on making a great difference to those with whom they study, work and socialise.
“We send them all our congratulations and every best wish for continued success in further study and employment.”