Records have been broken at Hayesfield Sixth Form for the number of students who achieved the highest grades at A Level, with nearly one third of all students’ exam entries awarded at grades A* and A this year.
17 students achieved at least 3 A Levels at the top grades of A* and A: Anna Pearse, who gained 4A*, is off to study Medicine at Oxford University; Edie Parry, who gained 3A*, is off to study Law at Edinburgh University; Tamzin Gelbier-Bull, who gained 3A*, is off to study Chemical engineering at Imperial College; Livvie Marvell, who gained 2A* A B, is off to study Maths at Warwick University; Amelia Melvin, who gained 2A* A, is off to study English Literature at Durham University; Bethany Sewell, who gained 2A* A, is off to study Marine Photography at Falmouth; Kate Wilkins, who gained A* 3A, is off to study Medicine at Cardiff; Anna Burt, who gained A* 2A, has secured her place to study Chemistry at York University: Alice Hodges, who gained A* 2A, is off to study Creative Writing at Bath Spa University; Ana-Sofia Velasco, who gained A* 2A, is off to study Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Leeds University; Amy Zhang, who gained A* 2A, is off to study Geography at UCL; Molly McDowell, who gained 3A, is off to study Classical Civilization at Edinburgh University and Amy Wood, who gained 3A B, is off to study Genetics at Sheffield University.
Hayesfield continues to challenge gender stereotyping with three further students, alongside Tamzin Gelbier-Bull, securing places to study Engineering courses: Rachel Gibbon has gained a place at Birmingham University to study Mechanical Engineering, Sarah Hill is studying Mechanical Engineering and Erin Maloy will be studying Aerospace Engineering at Bristol University.
There were 14 A* and A grades awarded to students who studied Art or Photography A Level. A record-breaking 21 students have achieved places to study Foundation Art courses in September.
In addition, Seren Nickson, who has been lead violinist in Hayesfield’s Orchestra for many years, has secured her place at the prestigious Royal Academy, where she will focus on her performance skills.
We are all exceptionally proud of our students’ achievements. Every year, our students set themselves the highest of goals and work with us to achieve their personal success. It is such a privilege working with talented and committed staff to secure bright futures for all of our students. Seeing so many happy faces on Results Day is definitely the highlight of our year.