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A-levels: Malton school celebrates another successful year
STUDENTS and staff at Malton School were celebrating another successful year of A Level results.
For the seventh consecutive year the school has exceeded the equivalent of an average three A grades per student.
Headteacher Rob Williams said the average total points score of 880 - 270 points is an A grade - was very high and likely to be one of the best in North Yorkshire again.
“Particularly pleasing is the percentage of all grades achieved at grades A*-B, which has increased to 52 per cent. The overall pass rate is 99 per cent,” he added.
“Once again a high proportion of students have secured places at Russell Group universities, including one at Oxford to read physics, one for medicine and one for veterinary medicine.”
Student Rachel Ingram had a double celebration to look forward to after achieving high grades in her exam results followed by her 18th birthday at the weekend.
She gained an A in chemistry along with a B in physics and C in biology and will now study optometry at Bradford University.
Rachel, who lives in Old Malton, said she was ‘over the moon’.
“I’ve worked really hard but was not expected to get such a good grade in chemistry,” she added.
“I tried to think that I wasn’t going to do so well then anything I did get was a bonus.”
Alex Thorn, from Helmsley, is going to Sheffield University to study mechanical engineering after achieving A-grades in physics, maths and chemistry.
The 18-year-old said he was ‘very, very happy’.
“It is difficult to express how I feel after preparing for so long everything rests on opening these results on the day but I am very pleases and now want to go and celebrate with my friends,” he added.
Rob Nicholls, who lives in Wass, has secured an apprenticeship with Unilever after securing three Bs and a C.
He will now spend four days a week working on research and development with the company in Leeds and one day at Hull University.
Chemistry teacher Jo Rumney said Rob was the third student from Malton School to be offered a place with Unilever.
“This is a massive opportunity for Rob,” he added.
“Unilever will pay his university fees while he works with them with the aim of him becoming a chartered engineer in six years.”
A relieved Alex Lancaster, from Malton, said she had secured a place at Newcastle University to study music.
“I got four B’s in music, French, German and General Studies but didn’t quite make the entry requirements,” she added.
“I was a bit worried I wouldn’t get in but when I checked with school I still had my place.”
Friends Kathy Johnson, Amie Grice and Stacey Ridley were planning their celebrations after opening their exam results.
Kathy, who has a place at York St John, was undecided whether to take up the place or take a year out, while Amie was going to UCA in Surrey to study magazine journalism and Stacey was planning to study history at York St John.
“We are all very pleased with our results and are going to celebrate later,” they said.
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