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A-level results 2018: Wilmington Grammar celebrates pleasing results

PUBLISHED: 14:20 16 August 2018 | UPDATED: 14:20 16 August 2018

Chantelle Cornett, Bethany Bridges and Matthew Varley. Picture: Wilmington Grammar

Chantelle Cornett, Bethany Bridges and Matthew Varley. Picture: Wilmington Grammar

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Ellie Hyland with her mother. Picture: Wilmington GrammarEllie Hyland with her mother. Picture: Wilmington Grammar

Staff and students at both Wilmington Grammar School for Girls and Wilmington Grammar School for Boys, Parsons Lane, are celebrating a pleasing crop of A-level results, secured across the schools fully collaborative sixth form, WG6.

WGSG were delighted to see 100pc of students gaining A*/A grades in further maths.

In art and design, 66pc of students achieved A* -A and 67pc A*-B in English literature.

Teachers were thrilled to see both Sociology and Philosophy and Ethics students secure 80pc top grades, with geography students gaining 74pc A*-B grades.

Adam Wickett, Abbie Dodson-Shanks and Billy Moss. Picture: Wilmington GrammarAdam Wickett, Abbie Dodson-Shanks and Billy Moss. Picture: Wilmington Grammar

Star performer James Boughtflower secured four A* grades and has rejected an offer from Cambridge preferring instead to read mathematics at Warwick University.

Kaitlin Kirby also gained straight A* grades and will be reading maths at Exeter University.

Sophie Ryan with straight A*/A grades plans to go to Birmingham University to study Zoology.

The school also have a few medics in the making, with Daniel Dzimega who is off to Exeter to study medicine and Bethany Bridge heading to Nottingham to study genetics, whilst Emily Fleming has set her sights on Southampton to study bio-chemistry.

Ex Headgirl Grace Thomas could be the next big name in architecture as she leaves for Nottingham with a clutch of top grades.

Antonia Reeves is planning to study law at Sussex University with her top grade performance, whilst Adam Wickett is set to embark on a career in electronic engineering with straight A grades seeing him through to a place at Warwick University.

Sophie Hensher has secured a law degree apprenticeship with Ashurst International Law Practice and will be studying in London.

This is an increasingly popular choice for students who wish to avoid the expense of taking on student debt.

Collaboratively the schools are able to benefit from best practice at the individual schools and enjoy synergy from working together.

Both schools are part of Endeavour MAT, which is a relatively new trust, about to open its third secondary school Stone Lodge School in September 2019.

Executive head teacher of the Trust, Donna Lodge, said: “Results days are always stressful but usually a cause for great celebration.

“It was wonderful to see our students open their results and rejoice in their achievements this morning.

“It is a fitting conclusion for their years of hard work in school and for the support and encouragement from teachers, parents and carers.”

Geraldine Tiddy, headteacher of WG6 said: “I am very proud of the individual achievements of all our students and know just how much effort goes into turning predicted grades into actual results. I wish all the students every success in the future.”

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