Clayesmorians: Going Places
Our Year 13s have yet again achieved brilliant A-Level results, and they have some really exciting plans for life after Clayesmore.
Some of the pupils who did particularly well included the Head Boy and Head Girl: Theo Fraser, with his 2 A*s in French and German and 2 As in Latin and Mathematics, is going to Cambridge to study Modern and Medieval Languages, and Hannah Matthews, who gained 3 As in Economics, English and History, will read History at Bristol.
Three students, Carolin Bergmann, Asia Jones and Abi Morgan will take up their offers from King’s College London to study Law, International Development and Psychology, respectively. Carolin achieved 2 A*s in German and Psychology and 2 As in Economics and Photography, Asia gained an A* in Economics, an A in Geography and a B in French, while Abi adds to her two Music Diplomas an A* in Psychology and two more As in English and Music.
Jago Aartsen will study Physics and Chemical Physics at Bristol with 3 As in Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics. Matthew Cathro gained As in Maths, Further Maths and Physics and a B in Chemistry and he will go to Bristol UWE to read Mechanical Engineering. With As in Biology, Chemistry, Maths and an A in AS Further Maths, Ash Thapa is off to study Medicine at Imperial College. Meanwhile, Xavier Hickman with a double Distinction* in his BTEC Diploma in IT also gained an A in Economics and a B in his Extended Project Qualification and is off to Lancaster to study Computer Science.
Having already received unconditional offers, Emily de Mariveles and Caitlin Ravenscroft will take up their places at RADA (Theatre Production) and Bristol Old Vic (Stage Management) in September. While final destinations for this year’s cohort are still being confirmed, what is certain is that many will be at Russell Group institutions and the breadth of degree courses they will be studying is representative of the broad choice of subjects available to them at both A-Level and BTEC at Clayesmore.
Of the 86 students receiving their results today, 60% had achieved passes at A*-B. Commenting on the results, Clayesmore’s Head, Jo Thomson, said “ We are so proud of the achievements of all our students. These incredible results reflect not only their hard work but also our broad and innovative curriculum which enables them to pursue their passions and interests, whatever they may be to the very highest levels. That, along with tireless commitment and belief of all our staff enables our students to achieve top grades at both A-Level and even at BTEC Diploma level (the equivalent of two A-Levels). We wish them all continued success as they move on to the next stage of their academic careers.” It’s easy to see why Tatler Schools Guide said that “A bright child will fly here, and a less able one flourish.”