Abbotsholme Pupils Achieve Individual Academic Success at A Level

Pupils, teachers and staff at Abbotsholme are celebrating after the school achieved some excellent individual A Level results, with nearly 50% of pupils achieving A*-B grades at A Level, and nearly 90% achieving A*- E.

“Congratulations to all our pupils on a great set of results and some incredible individual successes.”

“Our results were excellent especially in the fields of English, Languages, Art and Film where 100% pass rates were achieved, along with History, Technology, Psychology and Music.   

 “Additionally, we have a 100 percent pass rate in our Sport, Agriculture, and Hospitality and Catering BTECS which is an outstanding result.”

Steve Fairclough, Abbotsholme’s Headmaster also added, “We are incredibly proud of all of our pupils for the hard work they have put in and the excellent attitude they have shown to study and learning.”

 “Credit must also go to our talented staff team for the support they have shown preparing and guiding students over the last two years.”

 “Although we are a non-selective school and accept pupils who would not be given places to take A Levels at other schools, these results demonstrate how we continue to achieve high standards individually and across the board, and help every pupil to fulfill their potential.”

“At Abbotsholme, our ethos is focused on an education for life both through classroom and non-classroom based learning, and these results reflect our commitment to ensuring they leave school ready to face whatever challenges and opportunities lie ahead.”

Amongst its high achievers are pupils with aspirations to read Criminology, Aerospace Engineering, Politics and Business Management.

Mimi Fletcher achieved 1 A* and 2 Bs in English, Geography and Psychology, and is going to Loughborough to study English and Drama.

Mimi who has been at Abbotsholme since Year 7, and who was Abbotsholme’s official photographer during her Sixth Form years said, “It is amazing; I logged onto UCAS this morning and it said ‘Congratulations’ so I was just so happy!”

Gabriel Thorogood achieved 2 Bs and a D in Business Studies, English and Spanish, and he is going to read Politics at Lincoln University.

Gabriel said “It is a massive weight of my shoulders and such a great relief. I cannot wait to study Politics at Lincoln!”

Alice Nicholls achieved 2 Bs and a C in English, Film and Art and is going on to Greenwich University to do Business Management.

Alice who was joint Head of School last year said, “I am very happy; all the hard work has paid off!”

Jacob Bushell was awarded a Double Distinction Award with one Star in Sport BTEC and a Starred Distinction in Agriculture BTEC (the equivalent an A* and 2 As at A Level). He is going to study Agriculture and Farm Management at Cirencester.

Jacob who was the School’s Sixth Form farm manager last year said, “I feel so good and I am so excited about going to Cirencester. All the hard work has paid off.”

Steph Palfreyman achieved an A, a B and a D in English, Film, and Art and is going to study Criminology at Nottingham Trent University.

Steph whose fondest memories of  Abbotsholme include hikes, camps and all the outdoor activities that Abbotsholme offered said, “I am really pleased about my results, and surprised too. I was hoping for these results but you never know until you get them.”

She added, “I got a text message from UCAS at 7am to let me know I had got in to Nottingham Trent, which was great to know, and a big relief!”

“I am dyslexic, and to have got an A in English is really fantastic; I am so pleased.”

Max Bettson-Burdett from Uttoxeter was awarded a Double Starred Distinction in Sport (the equivalent of 2 A*S at A Level) and is going to Sheffield Hallam to do Physiotherapy.

Max, whose sports dreams were dashed followed an injury which stopped him playing his beloved rugby, took a more scientific BTEC within his course and gained this excellent result. Max joined Abbotsholme six years ago, and as joint Head of School, and an excellent role model for our pupils, Max did not let his injury get him down, but looked to the future and has been training as a coach.

Max, also a dyslexic pupil, said of his results, “I cannot describe this feeling, I am over the moon and speechless. To have got into Sheffield Hallam to do Physiotherapy is such an amazing feeling.”

Pupils celebrating with the Headmaster, Steve Fairclough in the ‘Tree of Knowledge’ before they branch out to their universtiy destinations!

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