John Taylor High School celebrates another year of excellent A-Level Results
Students and staff at John Taylor High School have again been celebrating an excellent set of A-Level and Vocational results. This year’s cohort have exceeded expectations and despite many students having received unconditional offers from their chosen universities, their tenacity and determination is evidence of the value that they place on their education. In total 6 subjects achieved a 100% success rate in terms of entrants achieving A* to C, including Art, Business, Drama, French, English Language and Further Maths and a further 6 subjects achieved 90% or above, including Economics, English Literature, History, Physical Education, Product Design and Extended Project.
A number of students have achieved phenomenal results. They include Henry Stubbs (A*A*A*A*), Harry Stuart (A*A*A*A*), Amelia Beresford (A*A*AA), Elizabeth Crowe (A*A*AAC), Ben Gilmore (A*A*AA), Anna Franklin (A*A*A), Szymon Oramus (A*A*AB), Rebecca Bradbury (A*A*B), Katherine Sharkey (A*AA), Quddous Chaudhary (A*AA), Lewis Richardson (A*ABB), Maisie Church (A*AB), Ella Fellows-Moore (A*AB), Anna Forman (A*BB), Aaminah Chaudhry (AAA), Alexander Forman (AAA), Amelia Harvey (AAA), Jude Keane (AAA), Daniel Scott (AAA) Niamh Webb (AAA), Jude Keane (AAA), Joseph Emly (AAB) Alice Preston (AAB), Tyree Quansah (AAB) and Suzanna Welburn (AAB).
These A-Level results were matched by an impressive set of Vocational qualifications where 62% of students achieved at least a Distinction or Distinction*. This is a fantastic achievement given the reforms that these qualifications have undergone recently, to include rigorous external assessment. Notable achievers include: Ellie Parton (D*D*D*), Sophie Higgs (D*D*D*), Zayne Akhtar (D*D*D), Lauren Clews (D*DD), Alice Cutler (D*D* and grade B in A Level Psychology), George Okoye (D*D and grade B in A Level Geography), Mia Prescott (D*D and grade C in A Level Psychology), Amber Robinson (D*D and grade C in A Level Philosophy and Ethics), Gia Soriano (D*D and grade B in A Level Psychology), and Emily Windsor (D*D and grade C in A Level Psychology).
Students have been commended not just for their academic success but also the non-cognitive elements of study which depend on routines, strategies, and attitudes. Every student has supported each other and there have been many individuals who have experienced exceptional extenuating circumstances which no teenager should have to deal with at this stage in their life. This is testament to their personal characteristics and the support from friends, family and the school. These transferable skills will be essential as John Taylor High School students enter into the future job market.
Intended destinations for the Class of 2019 includes Oxford, Cambridge, Liverpool, Manchester, Warwick, Cardiff, Nottingham, Sheffield, Durham, Loughborough, to name a few and their chosen subjects include Mathematics, Physics, Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Science, Music, Biochemistry, Sport and Exercise Science, Engineering, 3D Design, Nursing, Business Management, Computer Science, Law, Building Surveying and many more.
Several of our students have secured places on highly competitive degree and higher apprenticeship pathways on the back of their results. Owen Heath, for example, has confirmed his apprenticeship at Molson Coors whilst Natasha Ray will be pursuing Business Administration with Plastribution.
Alison Spencer, Director of Post 16 said “We are very proud of both the academic and personal achievements of all of our students. Their determination and resilience continues to impress us all; some of which have overcome very challenging personal circumstances this year. These results are testament to the hard work of our students and the staff that have supported them so diligently this year. The combination of strong pastoral support, excellent teaching and opportunities to experience some ‘fun’ along the way has resulted in John Taylor High School students aspiring to be the very best and succeeding. Well done!”
“I have been truly amazed and impressed by the dedication and commitment of both our staff and students which has resulted in yet again a fantastic set of Post-16 results”, said the new Head of School Mrs. Cochrane. “Our students have been successful in a range of both academic and vocational courses, which has enabled them to secure University places at a range of establishments as well as higher level apprenticeships. “At John Taylor HighSchool, we are proud to offer an accessible, broad and balanced curriculum to a diverse and large student body which is central to our core beliefs”. “It is also very clear from these results that our focus on quality first teaching by expert subject specialists, together with a culture of hard work and high expectations provides an environment where students can be successful and reach their full potential. With these qualifications, they have opened doors to life beyond John Taylor High School. This success is also down to the fantastic support the students receive from their parents and the wider community, this support is very much appreciated. I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the students for their hard work and thank them for their contributions to the school community and wish them every success for their futures.”
Dates for your diary:
If you are interested in joining John Taylor High School, we would welcome and encourage you to attend one of our open evenings:
Year 6 (For Year 7 September 2020 intake) - 24th October 2019
Year 11 (For Year 12 September 2020 intake) 17th October 2019