Bishop Thomas Grant School Students Make the Grade Yet Again
This year’s A Level and BTEC students at Bishop Thomas Grant School are celebrating again as another top set of results has secured their places at top universities.
Last year’s record A*-B score at A Level has improved from 58% to 63%, with the overall pass rate A*-E at a massive 99%. On the alternative route to university via BTEC the pass rate was 100%, with D*/D scores remaining constant at 96%.
Sean Cobb will now take up his place at Magdalene College, Cambridge, to read Geography. Interestingly, Sean actually sat his Geography GCSE as an extra subject with lessons before school. “it was worth it in the end!” he commented. Imelda Vitenu has secured her place to study Medicine at Manchester University and Tia Bell, with straight As in her subjects, will be the first student from the school to study Veterinary Medical Science – at Surrey University. Sebastian Aparicio will study Medicine at University College, London. Other high achievers, all with A*A*A are Chiara Alfonso, (Chiara has a place at Bath University to study Economics), Romy Patrick (History, Durham), Joshua Hunt (Leeds, Mechanical Engineering) and Robeyel Kidane (University College, London, Biochemistry).
This year much results day publicity has centred on the growing popularity of BTEC courses and a whole class of students have won places at St Mary’s University in Twickenham to study Sports Science, having achieved top grades on their BTEC course. These include Laurence De Saa-Perrin, Ilona Iwan, Lorenzo Lobo, Carina Sousa Rodrigues and Megan Murphy, who was named last month as BTEC Student of the Year. Anthony Lazar from the same Sports Science group will go on to the University of Central Lancashire to study Sports Therapy.
Bishop Thomas Grant School Headteacher Ms Boyle, herself a Geographer like student Sean Cobb, was pleased with this year’s set of results and commented: “With increased competition for places at good universities I am so pleased that our students have yet again produced the goods – thanks must go to all involved here – parents, governors and particularly the staff for a great team effort. Well done to all!”
Our photos show Tia, Sean and Imelda, and the Sports Science group.