Students and staff at Eaton Bank Academy are once again celebrating an outstanding set of A-Level exam results. Headteacher Mr O’Neill was ‘absolutely delighted’ with the results, stating “our results are testament to the hard work, commitment and dedication of our students and staff and they include many outstanding individual performances. We are especially pleased with the large number of students achieving the highest A* to B grades.”
Eaton Bank Academy students performed well across all subject areas, achieving an impressive overall pass rate of 99%, and a pass rate of 35% A* to B. Students excelled in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects with the top A* to B grades achieved by 50% of the students in Maths, 57% in IT and over 40% in Physics and Chemistry. English students also delivered fantastic results, with over 65% of students securing the top A* to B pass rate. Across the curriculum students gained top grades, with an impressive 80% of students achieving an A* to B grade in Dance and over 71% of students passing Sociology at B or higher.
Individual high flyers included Ben Gosling who secured A*, A and A grades and will now go on to study Physics at the University of Warwick. Top A*, A and A grades were also achieved by Rosie Pearce who will head to Durham to study Natural Sciences.
Rosie and Ben
Nic Bossons also excelled, achieving the grades (A*, A, B and B) required to study Computer Science at St Andrews and Emily Green achieved the grades (A,A and B) to fulfil her ambition of studying Graphic Design at Nottingham Trent University. Laura Hunt will be headed to the University of Hull to study Physics and Astrophysics after achieving three B grades and Miles Cooke (AAC) will be studying Materials Engineering at Loughborough University. A career in the police force beckons for Emily Cotterill who will begin her ‘Policing and Criminal Investigation’ course at The University of Chester.
The impressive A-Level results means there will be a large contingent of Eaton Bank Academy students making their way to their first choice universities, including the elite Russell Group Universities. Whilst University remains the most popular destination, an increasing number of student are choosing prestigious higher level apprenticeship programmes with international companies such as Astra Zeneca and local employers.
George Yates is looking forward to “earning and learning” with his finance Apprenticeship at Langrick Ltd, whilst Sarah Nixon will be studying for her professional accountancy qualifications as part of her Apprenticeship at Josolyne & Co, Chartered Accountants in Macclesfield. Ella Bowley will also be studying to become a chartered accountant with her Apprenticeship with EY in Manchester and Ellie Williams will be joining the Astra Zeneca Supply Chain Apprenticeship programme, which includes a 3 year degree through Plymouth University.
Mr O’Neill concluded “I would like to congratulate our students and thank them for their hard work and contribution they have made to school life at Eaton Bank Academy. We are extremely proud of all of them and we wish the students every success as they embark on careers or further education at University.”