This year’s outstanding A Level results at Samuel Whitbread Academy are the best ever, with over half of all grades (53%) A*-B and over a quarter (27%) of the grades A*/A.
As always, there were a number of individual success stories this year with Andrew Smith achieving 3A* and off to read Natural Sciences at Cambridge. Achieving two A* grades and an A, Alexa Greer is off to study Creative Writing at Boston University in the USA on a full scholarship and Danny Hanlon is off to Manchester University to read Physics.
At the same time as rowing for Great Britain, and hoping to row in future Olympics, Alice Thompson managed to gain A*AC.
The results for our vocational subjects, including PE, ICT and Engineering were also outstanding with two thirds of all entries at the top grade of Distinction Star.
Rob Robson, Principal, said: “I am delighted with the results this year, but I am particularly pleased for all students who gained their university and apprenticeship places. Leaving Samuel Whitbread has been really hard but I am thrilled to be going out on such a high point for the Academy and I am in no doubt that it will continue to excel in the years to come.”