Despite all the challenges of the last 6 months, as well as uncertainty and last-minute national announcements on exam gradings, students at SPH have triumphed and again achieved outstanding results. In a year like no other, the resolve, positive mindset and determination of the students has shone through to lead to results which even surpass the successes of last year.
Whilst headline data is not being published for schools this year, individual successes should certainly be recognised. Before any appeal processes have been completed of the 97 Year 13 candidates at SPH, 11 students gained 3 or more straight A* or A grades and 36 achieved at least 1 A. Those with straight A’s include; Richard Haughey (A*A*A*) who is off to study Mathematics at Durham University; Francesca Blondell (A*A*A*) who will study Theoretical Physics at Durham University; Anais Austen Stanley (A*A*AA) who is will study Modern and Medieval Languages at Cambridge University; Sebastien MacDonald (A*A*A) who plans to study Mathematics and Physics at Warwick University; Ruby Ferrie (A*AA) who will study Biomedical Science at Lancaster University; Eloise Phillips (A*AA) who will study English at Exeter University; Charles Bush (A*AA) to study Ecology and Conservation at Southampton University; Phoebe Norman (AAA) to study Music at Bristol University. Alex McAuley achieved A*AA and Ben Goman (AAAB) is off to study in America!
Year 12 students were also picking up their AS grades with Nia Edwards, Lucy Owen, Keelan Hollis and Mollie Finniear all achieving 4 straight A grades and Ben Lewis and Katherine Mak achieving 3 A grades. Lisa Elliott sat some A Levels early as well as her AS exams and achieved a remarkable A*, A* and A.
David Carter, Headteacher, commented “We are reminded that education is so much more than just examinations and whilst this cohort have not had the opportunity to sit formal exams, it should not detract from the many years of hard work and effort they have put in and the amount they have learnt whilst at school. These results are thoroughly deserved. Students have also learnt many life-lessons this year which will hold them in very good stead for the future. We are so proud of them all”.
Nesta McNeil, Head of Sixth Form, said “I am so pleased to witness the successes of this very special cohort of students and am excited about the new ventures which await them; whether that is in the world of work and apprenticeships or at University. We wish them luck and look forward to charting their successes in the future.”
The Sixth Form at SPH is open to all students in the local area, regardless of whether they have previously studied at SPH or not. Those wishing to apply should go to the website www.sphcs.co.uk, email email@example.com or come visit the school on either Thursday 20th August or Thursday 3rd September to enroll.