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LIVE BLOG- Excitement as Coventry students open their A-Level results

Coventry Editorial 17th Aug, 2023 Updated: 17th Aug, 2023   0

SUCCESS was on the timetable for students in Coventry as they eagerly waited to find out their A-Level results.

Students across the city travelled back to their colleges or sixth forms today to see if they got the grades needed to go to university, earn an apprenticeship or get their dream job.

This summer has seen a return to pre-pandemic grading in England, with some protection put in place to recognise any disruption students have faced due to Covid.

Bablake School

Bablake School has achieved a perfect 100 per cent pass rate in this year’s A-level results.

In addition, the school scored better grades overall than in 2019, the last year when exams were taken before Covid, while four high flyers will be going off to Oxford or Cambridge.

Several students have been accepted on apprenticeship courses with the likes of Jaguar Land Rover, Amazon, BAE Systems and Eversheds Sutherland.

Overall, 40 per cent of the school’s grades were at A* or A, with 18 students gaining one of the top two marks in all their exams.

Headmaster Andrew Wright said: “The students have had a challenging time, as they negotiated online learning and lockdowns during their crucial GCSE years; however, the attributes that they have developed at school during this time will give them the skills to thrive whatever life throws at them in future.”

West Coventry Academy 

West Coventry Academy headteacher Ana Neofitou said the school was incredibly proud of its Year 13 students for their ‘fantastic’ A-Level results.

The majority of the students achieved the grades needed to move on to further education or a job in their intended industry.

Bright West Coventry youngsters have secured places at universities such as Warwick, Bath, Bristol and Birmingham.

These were the final set of exam results at the school’s old building before it moves to its new venue in September.

Headteacher Ana Neofitou said: “We are all delighted with these results which are testimony to a wonderful group of young people and the teachers who have worked tirelessly on their behalf.

“Thank you also to parents for supporting the school in preparing students so well over these last two years.

“Our students chances of success will be further enriched by the new school.”

Meadow Park School 

Meadow Park School is also celebrating after its students had a pleasing set of exam results.

Many of the students have secured the outcomes they need to move on to further education or employment in fields including nursing, psychology and sports and healthcare.

Headteacher Bernadette Pettman said the Class of 2023’s achievements had created a legacy at the school.

“Our students have done incredibly well, particularly given the Covid-related challenges they have faced throughout their secondary education.

“What I take a great deal of pride in, however, is there is a real culture here where students go on to careers where they support those around them.

“What is most exciting is that this is the last cohort of students to access our post-16 offer in its current form.

“Their talents and experiences have led us to reshape our Sixth Form offer for September onwards, and we will be providing something very different and distinct that is focused on health and social care and business and enterprise.”

King Henry VIII School 

King Henry VIII school has surpassed its 2019 A-Levels performance in a results day which ‘surpassed expectations.’

As the stricter pre-pandemic boundaries marking requirements had been reinstalled, parents and students had been warned to expect fewer top grades.

Student Alizeh was among the school’s high flyers, gaining A* grades in Biology, Chemistry and Maths and will be reading Medicine at the University of Birmingham.

Felix is celebrating A* grades in Physics, Maths and Further Maths, along with an A grade in Latin and will be off to study Physics at Oxford’s Brasenose College.

Felix is off to study Physics at Oxford’s Brasenose College. s

Charlie, who achieved an A* grade in Business Studies and Academic PE, along with an A grade in Maths, will be studying Economics in Exeter while pursuing his dream to be a professional rugby player.

Headmaster Phil Dearden said he was ‘incredibly proud’ of how they have performed in the circumstances.

He added: “Countless students have performed exceptionally well, earning outstanding grades.

“A key part of our curriculum here is teaching resilience and good mental health practice, which the students have been able to put into practice during some very challenging years.”

Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School

Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School had 93 per cent A* to E grades and 99 per cent Distinction* to Pass in its A-Level results.

Among the top achievers was Donato Kohyrelon, who got an A* in Italian and Maths, and a B in Physics.

He will study Physics at the University of Warwick.

He said: “I feel relieved, I’ve been studying so hard. It was really stressful and I was so focused on getting the results, not socialising and being fully committed, but it feels like it has paid off.

“I wanted to make the most of my time at school. From GCSEs it has been a big jump, I’ve only been in this country, in this school, since 2019.”

Madison Stafford is also off to the University of Warwick to study Biomedical Science after getting As in Biology, Chemistry, and Maths and a B in History.

She said: “Some of the exams I had a good feeling about, but they all went well in the end so I’m really happy.”

Paul Tefera, achieved a Distinction in IT, Distinction* in Business and B in Maths and will study Finance at the University of Leicester.

Keagan Tidman, who got an A* in Maths, B in Physics and C in Chemistry, said: “A-Levels were a lot harder than year 11, and it’s gone very quickly.

“The support I’ve had has been brilliant and I’m really looking forward to studying Maths and Physics at Coventry University.”

Ash Green School 

Ash Green School students also enjoyed a great set of A-level, BTEC and vocational results.

Ellie May Price was a top achiever and will be off to the University of Birmingham to study Physics after getting an A* in Chemistry, Maths and Physics

Sehjal Chatha will be studying Biomedical Science with a placement year at the University of Warwick after getting three Bs in Biology, Chemistry and Maths.

After getting a Distinction* in Business Studies and a BB in Computer Science and Graphics, Daniel Jones will be studying Computer Science with Artificial Intelligence at Coventry University.

And Eleanor Smith, who achieved three Bs in  Biology, Chemistry and Psychology will be off to the University of Sheffield to study Biomedical Science with an Industrial Placement Year.

Fuzel Choudhury, Principal at Ash Green said: “I am really proud of all that our students have achieved despite all of the challenges faced over the last few years.

“We look forward to seeing their success in the future.”






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