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Nearly half of Bablake sixth form students achieve A to A* grades at A-level

Felix Nobes 16th Aug, 2018 Updated: 16th Aug, 2018

TWO years of hard work for students at Bablake sixth form pays off with nearly half achieving A to A* grades at A-level.

The sixth form on Coundon Road praised its students for adapting well to the new system of examinations.

It also hailed its new Sixth Form Centre for providing students with the facilities to succeed and a ‘bridge to the adult world’.

Many students were accepted onto the most competitive university courses, including Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Science, Law, Economics and Engineering.

Headmaster, Mr John Watson, said: “We are delighted with the success of a year group which has risen with such commitment and enthusiasm to the academic challenge of new A-level examinations – supported by the dedication of their teachers and benefiting richly from the healthy enjoyment of our co-curricular programme.”

Bablake Students celebrate success:

– School Captain Julian Wreford from Balsall Common achieved four A* grades and an A in his

Extended Project Qualification and will be reading Computer Science at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge.

– Top Midlands cross-country runner Olivia Kelly from Stivichall collected three A* grades at A-level, an A* for her Extended Project and an A grade at AS level and will be reading Physics and Philosophy at Pembroke College, Oxford.

– Deepra Sinha from Nuneaton will be reading Medicine at St Hugh’s College, Oxford, and seven other students have secured entry to medicine, dentistry or veterinary science courses.

– Abilan Vijayaratnam gained four A* grades and an A in his Extended Project, and will study Aeronautical Engineering at Imperial College, London.

– Avni Kant, a talented harpist, achieved three A* grades at A-level, an A* in her Extended Project, and two A grades at AS level.

– Jakevir Shoker, Luke Wyman and Salim Zayyan all exceeded three A* grades

Remy McNamara was one of just three students chosen from over 1700 for a Deloitte BrightStart Higher Apprenticeship.

She said: “I hope to gain the skills and expertise that will kick-start my career in the corporate world in the best way possible.

“I am so excited to see what the next four years hold!”

Paying tribute to some of its highest achievers, the school said Jack Poppitt (from Kenilworth), Olivia Owen (from Allesley), Abilan Vijayaratnam (from Coventry) and Caitee Midgley (from Northampton), who joined Bablake at 16, achieved 13 A*/A grades between them after two years studying at the sixth form.

Head of Sixth Form, Mrs Alison Tumber, said: ‘It is always pleasing to see the students you have taught over the last seven years achieve such excellent A-level results.

“This year I am particularly delighted to see that those students who joined Bablake for the Sixth Form have made the most of all the opportunities afforded to them over their two years here and have achieved some exceptionally good results.”

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