We were delighted to welcome back our Year 13 students to collect their A-level grades on a ‘results day’ which was certainly very different to previous years. With social distancing measures in place, students were able to collect their grades, which for the first time were not simply the result of assessments and summer exams.
Throughout the day, staff were on-hand to explain the grading process, congratulate students on their achievements and provide support to those requiring further guidance. Sixth Form staff provided expert ‘next steps’ advice including university information and local and national apprenticeship options.
The majority of students achieved their first or second choice of university, including Head Boy Tim Vos who will be studying Physics and Astro Physics at the University of Warwick. Reflecting on his time at Eaton Bank, Tim said “the teachers have been fantastic and I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at school. As Head Boy I have developed leadership skills and been able to give something back to the school.”
Head Girl Rebekah Heathcote is continuing her passion for Performing Arts with a degree in Dance at De Montford University. Rebekah joined Eaton Bank in Year 12 and “thrived at the school” with opportunities to “develop leadership skills, speak to large audiences and organise events”. She ultimately hopes to put her these skills to use by opening her own dance studio.
Alex Claridge was “really pleased” to secure his place at the University of Leeds to study Computer Science and is looking forward to learning more about the subject he is passionate about. Looking back at his time at Eaton Bank Academy, Alex praised the “supportive and helpful teachers who have always been available when I needed them”.
A career in Government beckons for Jordon Bentley who secured his place at the University of Swansea to study PPE (Politics, Physics and Economics). Jordon commented “I am looking forward to studying two new subjects in depth, as well as increasing my knowledge of Economics. I have enjoyed my time at Eaton Bank, the teachers have been great and I made lots of friends”.
Finlay Ward-Stevens has taken an important step in her ambition to becoming an author. She will be studying English and Creative Writing at Manchester Met University and is looking forward to “meeting new people and making new friends”.
Another student headed to Manchester Met is Chloe Thomason, who will be studying Sports and Exercise Science. Chloe enjoyed her time at Eaton Bank and thanked the teachers for their support and the opportunities to take part in extra curricular sport throughout her time at the school.
Daisy Jackson hopes her Foundation degree in Art at the University of Staffordshire will enable her become more independent and further develop her artistic skills. After achieving her grades she was “grateful to all the teachers for their support and encouragement, in particular Mrs Mahmoud and Mr O’Neill who were a great help with English.”
After securing her grades, Chloe Cartlidge will be studying a very relevant degree subject; Human Biology with Infections. Chloe will be studying at Salford University and hopes to pursue a career in clinical research.
Congratulations to all of our students! The majority of our Year 13 cohort have been with us since Year 7; they have worked exceptionally hard at their studies and have made an enthusiastic contribution to all aspects of school life. Whether they are going on to university, further training or employment, we wish them every happiness and further success for the future.