High-flying students of Spalding High School get super A-Level success

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Tales of regret were hard to find at Spalding High School were this year’s A-level students wrote their own success stories on Thursday.

About 40 students are on their way to some of Britain’s top universities after 61 per cent of them achieved grades of A* to B.

Also, and in line with expectations, students achieved a 100 per pass rate for the school, leaving headmistress Michele Anderson “very proud”.

Amy Tall (18), of Shepeau Stow, who got four A’s in Maths, Chemistry, Physics and Product Design, said: “I’m thrilled to have my place confirmed at my first choice university and I wish everybody the best of luck with their future endeavours.”

Amy is taking a Masters degree in Materials Science and Engineering at Imperial College London.

Christie Neaverson (18), of Tydd St Giles, came away with an A in Food Technology and a B in both Biology and Chemistry.

Frazer McNab, Fiona Barrs, Gemma Clark, Holly Hetherington, Izzy Lowsom, Olivia Sibley, Amylou Dougall, Jenny Smith and David Shire.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Frazer McNab, Fiona Barrs, Gemma Clark, Holly Hetherington, Izzy Lowsom, Olivia Sibley, Amylou Dougall, Jenny Smith and David Shire. Photo by Tim Wilson.

She said: “I’m really happy with my results.”

Now Amy will attend the University of Hertfordshire to study Dietetics.

Georgia Pepe (18), of Moulton Chapel, who achieved an A in Business Studies and Psychology, along with a B in German, said: “I’m so happy and relieved with my results.”

As a result, Georgia is going on to take a course in German and Management at the University of Leeds.

I’m thrilled to have my place confirmed at my first choice university and I wish everybody the best of luck with their future endeavours

Amy Tall (18), of Shepeau Stow

Other successes include Katie King (18), of Wisbech, who was “really happy” with an A in History and Bs English and Biology.

Katie will continue her education at Queen Mary University London.

One of the Spalding High School students who shone at A-level this year can look on it as a fitting reward for helping others.

Deputy head girl Holly Hetherington (18), of Moulton, collected an A* in English Literature, A in PE and B in History to secure her place on a four-year Masters degree course in Business Management at St Andrew’s University.

Holly, who organised a toy collection for sick children in hospital last December which raised £400 worth of toys, said: “I’m relieved and it makes all the hard work worth it.

“i’ve never wanted to go somewhere as much as I want to go to St Andrews and my dad has told me to make sure that I play some golf there.”

Spalding High School’s fantastic A-Level results certainly are something for the staff at the school to be proud of, according to headmistress Michele Anderson.

In response to a 100 per cent pass rate for A-level students, Mrs Anderson said: “Our students work incredibly hard and have yet again been rewarded with tremendously pleasing results this year.

“This is a testament to their commitment and hard work, alongside the support of their parents and the dedication of our experienced staff.

“The examination landscape is particularly turbulent at the moment and students have had to deal with newly-reformed A-levels

“But they have coped with these varied challenges with maturity and positivity, something of which we are very proud.”

Dr Peter Gorton, the school’s chairman of governors, said: “The results are really excellent and both the girls and the staff have worked really hard.

“This is my first year as chairman of governors and I only had to look at the smiles on the faces of our girls and staff to feel very proud to be associated with a school that has improved massively over the last ten years.”