Pupils and staff at Ash Green School have been celebrating a successful A Level results day. This year the Sixth Form students have achieved an increased success in their exam results, with 100% pass rates across the curriculum – including 100% grades A* to B in Biology and Further Maths
Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Applied Science all saw a 100% pass rate in this year’s A Level results, as did other core subjects including English Literature, Business Studies, Geography, Drama, Psychology, Sociology, and Sport.
100% of students studying Biology and Further Maths went on to achieve grades A* to B, whilst 100% of students studying Art & Design, Drama, and Geography achieved grades A* to C.
Overall, A Level results at Ash Green School have increased from 2017 – with 20 more entries achieving a 100% pass rate across all their chosen subjects, a quarter of which achieved grades A* to B.
Harry French , Principal at Ash Green School, said “As the aspirations at Ash Green School grow, so have the achievements of our students, We’ve seen an overall increase in our results, with the achievements from this year’s exams reflecting the hard work and dedication from our recent Sixth Form students. We are all so proud of them – not only for their exam results, but for the ambition and confidence that they will take with them beyond the classroom, many of whom have successfully secured places at their chosen universities or apprenticeships.”
There were some excellent individual achievements celebrated across the student body at Ash Green School, with notable successes coming from several young people who are now going on to higher education.
Laura Simmons, who achieved grades A* in Physics, Maths, and Further Maths, is going on to read Mathematics at her first choice of Exeter University – which has been a Gold Standard Russell Group university since 2012. During her A Level studies Laura also won an all-expenses paid place on the XMaS Scientist Experience 2017, as organised by Warwick University, which saw her join a team of female physicists from across the UK on an international Physics research trip to the XMaS Beamline in Grenoble, France.
Taylor Naismith, who achieved grades B in Biology, Chemistry, and Maths, is going on to read medicine – securing a place at East Anglia University. Taylor is the first student from Ash Green School’s Sixth Form, which was opened in September 2012, to go on to read medicine.
Andreea Frasinanu came to Ash Green School from Romania, joining the Coventry based Sixth Form in September 2016. Andreea started at Ash Green School having had no previous secondary education, and with English as her second language, but has successfully achieved a grade C in Art, alongside Merits in both Health & Social Care and Sport.
Shania Campbell, who has been a student at Ash Green School for the last seven years, achieved grades B in English Literature and C in Drama and History – securing a place at De Montfort University to read English and History.
But not all the success stories from Ash Green School’s Sixth Form this year were purely academic, as Head Girl Beth Clarke is taking a gap year to work with charities and organisations such as Camp America aboard. When Beth comes back to the UK she is looking towards an Apprenticeship with Channel 4, working from the prominent broadcasters new Birmingham based offices.
Chloe Dobbs, who achieved a 100% pass rate including grade B in both History and Drama, has already begun her Higher Apprenticeship with Severn Trent – steering her towards Project Management roles, in a programme that includes both further academic study and vocational training. Chloe prepared for and successfully passed the competitive interview process with Severn Trent whilst studying for her A Levels at Ash Green School’s Sixth Form.
From everybody at Ash Green School, we wish the very best to all our departing Sixth Form students and look forward to welcoming the new Year 12 & 13s in September.