Record Results at Chew Valley!
In spite of the fierce competition for university places, Chew Valley students have been basking in the sunshine of record-breaking results. Headteacher Mark Mallett commented, ‘ We have been delighted by the overall performance of students. Average point scores per student and per examination entry are substantially up on last year, which itself was a record year! The students (and support team of parents and teachers) seem to be getting better and better. We had a 100% pass rate this year and 49% of results were grade A*, A or B! I am absolutely delighted for the students and for the school.’
Head of Sixth, Andy Arbuckle, commented ‘we were obviously concerned about the pressure for our young people as regards their results and the squeeze on university entrance this year. Nevertheless, the majority of students got into their first choice university and almost all the rest were able to fall back on their insurance offer. We also had one or two notable successes in Clearing. It’s fair to say that there has been a mixture of jubilation and a huge collective sigh of relief at student successes this year.’
Especially impressive results were achieved by Josh Tyler (A*, A* A, A, B) who goes to Oxford to read Earth Sciences, Harriet White (A*, A*, A) who goes to Edinburgh to read Spanish, Maria Montague (A*, A, A) who goes to Cambridge to read Modern and Mediaeval Languages, Daisy Ajderian (A*, A, A) who will read Politics and Spanish at Leeds, George Chamberlain (A*, A, A,) reading Maths at Sheffield, Jake McKenna (A, A, A, A, A) who goes to Warwick to read Physics and Jenny Cook (A, A, A, A) who will read Law at Bristol.
‘We have an open sixth form which welcomes students with a wide range of ability capable of studying at Advanced level. Whilst I am delighted for our high fliers who have achieved academically astronomic feats, I am equally pleased for all those students who have produced their very best to achieve their full potential, sometimes against considerable odds. I take my hat off to them,’ said Mr Mallett.