Bourne Grammar’s class of 2015 have achieved an absolutely stunning set of A-Level results – by some way the best for several years.
The grades achieved mean most students have achieved their first-choice university, with nine bound for Oxford and Cambridge.
Two students – Rebecca Ward from Thurlby and Rebecca Michelson from Bourne – have won places at medical schools and Kate Hassall from Bourne moves on to study veterinary science. Both are amongst the most difficult courses to gain admission to.
Overall pass rate was 99.8 per cent and 70 per cent of all grades were grade B or better, 40 per cent A or better and a fantastic 12.3 per cent A*.
Some 36 of the 134 candidates achieved at least three or more A grades, an impressive 29 achieved at least one A* grade whilst 13 achieved at least two A* grades.
Most impressive was birthday girl Chiara Leadbeater (18) from Spalding who achieved five A* in five of the most difficult subjects – Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics, Biology and Chemistry, allowing her to take up her place at Cambridge to study Natural Science.
She said: “I’m ecstatic and relieved. It’s my birthday today so it’s been a really exciting day. It felt pretty amazing opening my envelope.”
Henry Morley achieved the top grade in Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry and also moves on to Cambridge.
Four further students achieved three or more A* grades – Meghan Bird, Joshua Collins, Alice Eva and Alexandra Wilshaw.
Meghan, from Langtoft, said: “I’m really happy with my results, I’m especially surprised with Chemistry .”
Hannah Fytche, from Bourne, received A* in Religious Studies and English Literature and an A in English Language.
She said: “It’s gone really well, I got my place at Cambridge University where I’ll be studying Theology and Religious Studies in September.
“I opened my results with all of my friends and they’ve all done very well. We’re going to have a barbecue later to celebrate.”
Headteacher Jonathan Maddox said: “All our students this year achieved fabulous results of which they should be proud.
“Whilst the top performers achieved at a level that places them amongst the very best in the country, we have a range of abilityamongst our large and expanding Sixth Form and it is good to see students across the whole range achieving valuable results in difficult subjects.
“The students have worked incredibly hard, been taught well and the result for them is prestigious, highly-valued qualifications that will impress both universities and future employers.