School News

Students at Eaton Bank Academy are setting their sights on their future destinations following an excellent set of exam results. Headteacher Ed O’Neill commented “we are really proud of the achievements of this year group. I would like to congratulate our students and wish them every success as they embark on their careers or university courses. They have worked exceptionally hard and have made a brilliant contribution to life at Eaton Bank Academy.

Top performing student Helena Todd secured her place at The University of Oxford after achieving outstanding A* grades in Chemistry, Maths, Further Maths and Physics. Helena will be studying Maths and Statistics at Exeter College, with plans to embark on a career in data analysis.  Reflecting on at her time at Eaton Bank, Helena commented “I have really enjoyed Eaton Bank Sixth Form. The class sizes are much smaller and you really benefit from the support and encouragement of staff. I have made loads of friends for life and loved all the extracurricular and leadership opportunities available to students”.  

Pieter Swart was also celebrating top results, with three A grades in Computer Science, Maths and Further Maths. Pieter now plans to continue his passion for IT, studying Software Engineering at the University of Leicester. Pieter commented “I’m very excited to go to university, begin a new phase of my life and start to live independently. I have been programming for years, it’s a natural thing for me to do, so I am looking forward to learning more on my course.”

After achieving 3 top A grades in Business, Economics and Psychology, Morgan Barnett was “really, really happy” with his results. Like many students, Morgan will be taking a work-based learning route with a degree apprenticeship at Fujitsu.

Claudia Weatherby collected her results having already started her Digital and Technology Solution degree apprenticeship at Barclays. Reflecting on the Sixth Form, Claudia said “Everything was great. The lessons were incredible, I learnt so much and really enjoyed myself. The Sixth Form is a really nice community, even if you join from a new school, everyone makes you feel welcome”.  A career as a vet beckons for Lily Downing (R), after she secured the grades required to study Veterinary Science at The University of Central Lancashire. Her exam success means Lily can fulfil a life’s ambition to work with animals. Lily said “I have always loved animals and wanted to be a vet for my whole life. I will probably specialise in either exotic or farm animals and I am looking forward to all the new academic and social experiences of being at University”.

Primary School teaching is the career of choice for Lucy James, who will embark on a degree in Primary Education at Edge Hill University. Commenting on her time in the Sixth Form, Lucy thanked teachers for their support during her A-Levels, including Mrs Sheard for “developing my confidence” and Mrs Barter for putting “so much effort into my studies and really pushing me to improve my grades”.

Grace Duffin was “very happy” to confirm her place at Liverpool Hope University to study Politics and Creative Writing. Grace hopes to become an author, with a back-up plan of a career in journalism or politics. Grace was delighted with her results, stating “University is the reward for all the hard work I have put into my exams!”.

After achieving impressive A in Chemistry, along with B grades in Maths and Physics, Molly Ambrose will be studying Chemistry, Biological and Medicinal Chemistry with a year in industry at the University of York. After her degree, Molly plans to pursue a career in Medical Research.   

Harry Gittins secured a top A* grade in Geography, along with two B grades in German and Maths. Harry will start his accountancy apprenticeship at Hammond McNulty based in Congleton, whilst studying for his professional accountancy qualifications. Like many students taking degree apprenticeships, Harry wanted to “learn a skill and earn money whilst I work”.

Isabel Lyons achieved a fantastic set of results, including a prestigious A* in Art. Isabel is now embarking on a Digital Production Design and Development course at college, with two days per week based at Barclays. 

Ben Borg-Heffernan has taken an important step in his ambition to become a film director, securing a place to study film making at BIMM University in Manchester.  Ben was “really nervous” before opening the results but delighted with the grades. Ben thanked the Eaton Bank teachers for their support during the Sixth Form, saying “the Sixth Form was fun, a really good experience. I enjoyed all my subjects and the teachers were great”. 

Reflecting on the students’ success, Director of Sixth Form Jade Podmore commented “It has been such a pleasure to work with this year group. They have worked extremely hard throughout their A Level journey and have contributed so much to the wider culture and community of the school.  We are really proud of what they have achieved and hope that they are equally proud of themselves. We wish them all the best as they embark on their next exciting steps, and hope that they stay in touch and remember that they will always be part of the Eaton Bank Academy family!”