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Ellesmere College Sixth Form Students Celebrate Exam Results

Published by Ellesmere College on Thursday 17th of August 2023

A Level 2023  Thursday 17th August 2023

 Ellesmere College students are celebrating their exam results today with 98% pass rate at A-level with some outstanding performances and securing places at top universities across the UK and overseas.

 The good news follows on from the excellent results achieved by students who completed the IB Diploma course and BTEC Diploma.

The 2023 results saw 66% of IB students achieving 30 or more points, the gold standard for the IB Diploma and the top performing student this year, Iris Grigoras (Bucharest) achieved an impressive 44 points out of a maximum of 45 which equates to 4 A*s and 1A at A level and places her in the top 1% of IB students worldwide. She will be taking up her place at the University of Maimi, USA to study Law.

 The BTEC Diploma results continue to impress with students celebrating another year of 100% pass results that included several Distinctions (A* at A level).

Another student off to study in USA is one of our BTEC Diploma students, Jemimah Choi (Gresford) who secured distinction/merit in her diploma and a Tennis scholarship in Ohio to study Global sports and Culture.

The BTEC top performer of the year with 3 star distinctions (equivalent to three A* at A level) Tom Boggemann (Diemen, Netherlands) is staying closer with his place at Surrey to read Psychology.

 Places have been secured at universities that cover the length and breadth of the UK and around the world. Here is a sample of the Ellesmere 2023 cohort destinations and subjects.

 Aditi Chezhian, Chirk, is both a talented tennis player, representing Wales and a high achieving academic, securing 3 A* grades in Biology, Maths and Chemistry to secure her place at Girton College, Cambridge to read Medicine.

Anna Farrow, Rugby, managed to combine an outstanding swimming career with outstanding A level results, 4 A* grades in Chemistry, Maths, Further Maths and Economics to secure a place at Bath to read Chemistry and continue her swimming career.

Tessa O'Brien, Llangollen, achieved an impressive set of four A levels grades A*AAB in Art & Design, Maths, Chemistry and Physics securing her place at Durham to read Chemistry.

Carmen Kilgannon, Ellesmere, is also off to Durham University having secured A*AA in Religious Studies, History and Politics and will read Religion, Society and Culture.

Alex Norris, Ellesmere, secured 3A's in Maths, Further Maths and Physics and a B in Chemistry to read Computer Science at Exeter.

Lili Harvey Hemming, Ellesmere, secured A's in Biology and Psychology and a B in Chemistry to secure her place at University of Surrey to read Veterinary Medicine and Science.

Molly Fry, Whitchurch, achieved A's in Latin and Music and a B in Spanish and will be reading Classics at University of Birmingham.

Naomi McGuire, Fleet, achieved AAB in History, Biology and Chemistry and will read History at University of Glasgow. Naomi is a student who has effectively combined her sport with her academic commitments as a member of the Ellesmere College swimming academy.

Archie Neaves, another outstanding swimmer at the Ellesmere College swimming academy has managed his training regime and is academic work successfully securing A* in Geography alongside two B grades in Economic and History and will be taking up Geography at Swansea University.

Mr Brendan Wignall, Headmaster said "It is a pleasure to see how well pupils have achieved and they are commended for their positive approach to the examination experience, having had the GCSEs interrupted by the pandemic.

"These results are a testament to their hard work and determination, to the diligence of their teachers and the constant support of parents.

"These pleasing A level results follow the excellent results in July for IB Diploma and BTEC. The breadth of courses and destinations that our students move onto is particularly pleasing to see as an outworking of being a school with a global focus and in keeping with our high-performance learning (HPL) philosophy."

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