Colyton and Woodroffe students celebrate some excellent A level results
PUBLISHED: 12:56 13 August 2020 | UPDATED: 13:13 13 August 2020
Students across East Devon and West Dorset have been collecting their A level results today (Thursday August 13).
Sixth formers at Colyton Grammar School were awarded the most top marks in the region, with a number going forward to prestigious universities and courses.
Of the 117 cohort, 14 gained A* grades with four students achieving A* in four A-levels.
Three students achieved three A* grades with an A* in the Extended Project Qualification, four students have three A* grades and an A and three students have three A* grades.
Around a dozen students have won places to Oxbridge and the school has a strong showing in next stage vocational education including medicine, engineering, economics, veterinary sciences, dentistry, paramedicine, business management, sports and exercise science, computer science, agricultural studies and law.
Colyton head Tim Harris, said: “I am proud of our A-level students and my colleagues, who have shown such fortitude in the most extraordinary of situations.
“I am also grateful to our students’ parents, who have been unstinting in their support throughout the pandemic.
“We wish our 2020 A-level cohort the warmest of wishes for a successful future.”
At Woodroffe School in Lyme Regis students achieved ‘incredibly well’ across the full range of A level and Level 3 qualifications.
Amongst some outstanding individual A Level performances were: Jamie Waplington, who attained four A* grades in chemistry, maths, further maths and physics, securing him a place to study physics at the University of Bath.
Theo Heath-Coleman achieved two A* grades in biology and chemistry and two A grades in religious studies and maths securing him a place to study medicine at Oxford University.
Kitty Ford gained two A* grades in hstory and politics and an A grade in religious studies, securing her a place to study history and politics at Cambridge University.
Other top performers were: Jasmine Aldridge, two A* in religious studies and English literature and an A in classical civilisation; Chet Gillespie, two 2 A* grades in maths and further maths and a B grade in physics; Katy Henderson, an A* grade in chemistry and two A grades in biology and maths; James Turner, an A* in religious studies and three A grades in classical civilisation, English literature and English language; Grace Bellorini, an A * grade in English literature and two A grades in classical civilisation and Chemistry.
Katy Betts, Felix Thompson, Sean Harvey and Oscar Bowskill all achieved three A grades.
Head Dan Watts said:”At Woodroffe School we are immensely proud of our students and wish them the very best for the future. We will continue to offer our full support and assistance to all those who need it during the coming days and weeks.
“This has been a very challenging year for all students and the significant disruption to education has been felt most keenly by those who should have taken their final exams this summer.
“Our school has a long track record of academic excellence and this year, despite the difficulties faced, is no different.
“Our staff have worked incredibly hard to ensure that students have been cared for and have continued to receive the best education possible.”
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