Bedford student celebrates top A-Levels grades - two years early

The 16-year-old from Lincroft Academy celebrated top results last week

By Holly Patel
Monday, 17th August 2020, 4:01 pm
Updated Monday, 17th August 2020, 4:04 pm

A student from Bedford celebrated outstanding A-level grades on Thursday, August 13, - two years early.

Lincroft Academy student Jamie Whiting, 16, when most pupils take their GCSEs, achieved an A* in both Maths and Further Maths A Levels.

Jamie, who is in year 11, achieved a Grade 9 in his Maths GCSE in 2018, as well as an A in Maths and Further Maths AS Levels last year – all of which were exams he also took two years early.

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During his time at the academy, Jamie’s accomplishments went beyond maths brilliance - he was head boy, a student researcher, mentor and a young technician.

Jamie’s decision to take his A Levels early meant he was the only Lincroft Academy student to receive A Level results today as the school only teaches young people up to the age of 16.

Jamie will receive further results on Thursday when he collects his GCSE grades alongside his fellow classmates.

Lincroft Academy, which became a secondary academy in September 2017, is part of the Sharnbrook Academy Federation, a group of five high-performing schools across Bedfordshire.

Andrew Hencken, Academy Principal at Lincroft Academy, said: “Jamie has done incredibly well in achieving such impressive A-Level grades at such a young age.

"We are delighted he has achieved a ‘full house’ in top grades following his AS Level results last year and GCSE result the year before.

"Jamie’s accomplishments are a testament of his hard work and dedication to his studies.

"I would like to wish him the very best as he embarks on his next chapter and we are all looking forward to hearing of his future successes.”

With the coronavirus pandemic preventing students from sitting exams this year, the results are based on teacher assessment grades which have been standardised.

Now students in England awaiting their exam results can keep their grades in mock exams if they are higher than the calculated grade, with regulator Ofqual asked to determine how and when valid mock results can be used.