We are once again absolutely delighted with the success of our A Level students this year. At a time of unprecedented educational reform and increasingly challenging examinations, we are so proud that their hard work has payed off. This is especially true given that Plymstock School provides a truly comprehensive Sixth Form, catering for all abilities. This year sees a huge number of examinations being taken for the first time as more and more of the brand-new reformed A Levels are rolled in – making comparisons to previous years impossible.
We are thrilled to see that a significant number of the grades awarded this year to our students ranged from A*-B. Whilst our overall pass rate was nearly 100%, our top performers did exceptionally well. Some highlights include (with their A2 grades in brackets): Tom Webb (2 A*s and 2 A Grades), Caitlin Hamon (4 A Grades), Lois Teasdale (2 A*s and 1 A Grade), Niamh Shalliker (1 A* and 3 A Grades), Sophie Anderson (1 A* and 2 A Grades) and Adam Rigler (3 A grades) to name but a few.
It is great to see so many students gaining university places to study a diverse range of subjects such as History at York, Computer Science at Cardiff, Architecture at Liverpool, French & German at Cardiff, Physiotherapy at Bournemouth, Mathematics at Leeds and Astrophysics at Aberystwyth.
We are particularly delighted that after all of her hard work Caitlin Hamon is heading off to the University of Sussex to study Medicine and become a Doctor! This is an incredible achievement and we know she will be a huge asset to the medical profession.
In addition, we have a number of students who have successfully gained apprenticeships and employment. Some excellent examples include: James Saunders who has gained a higher-level apprenticeship at Bishop Fleming Chartered Accountants; Ben Wright who has gained a higher-level Paralegal Apprenticeship at Womble Bond Dickinson; and Charlie Nichols who is joining the RAF as an electrician.
We would like to thank the students and teachers for their hard work and the parents for their support over the last seven years – it has been a real team effort. We are really proud of the achievements of our students and we wish them well for the next stage of their lives.