For Vandyke Upper School students, the long wait was finally over this morning as they celebrated an “excellent” set of A Level results.
Headteacher Tim Carroll said, “It has been a lovely morning with students coming in to get their results and staff here to share the moment. We have careers advisors here to assist students and it has been a busy and exciting time. Results are very pleasing with many getting their first choice university place.
“Students have worked so hard over two years. A Levels are demanding and students deserve every credit for their achievements. This is an exciting time for them and they deserve our congratulations and best wishes.
“Many students are going on to a wide range of universities and courses, ranging from Geography at Manchester, Physics at Bristol, Media at Birmingham and courses in Marketing, Criminology, Animation and Nursing.”
Among students celebrating is Abi Barbour who scored three As in Biology, Chemistry and Psychology and will be going to Reading to study Chemistry.
“I am delighted with my results,” said Abi. “I worked really hard and used every bit of time I could. It is a huge relief.”
Stephanie Dawson got one A* and two As in Law, History and English. The bright student will be going to study Law at Nottingham and she said: “I am the first in my family to go to university. My mum and dad are really proud of me.”
Jake Little got an A*, A and B in Maths, Further Maths and Economics and is going to his first choice university of Bath to study Maths. Jake said,” I had to take a STEP paper as well and my teachers really helped me to get through.”
Mr Carroll added: “Collectively, results are very strong with students making outstanding progress in their time in the Vandyke Sixth Form. This year results in Maths, the Sciences and Economics are especially strong. Overall students have scored a 99% pass-rate at A Level.
“Some students who have achieved excellent results are choosing not to go to university but are moving on to advanced apprenticeships or employment. We wish them all every success.”