A-level results day: Bourne Academy and Grammar

A level results day 2014 successful students at  Bourne Grammar Matthew Hassall (4A*) and Liam Jones (3A*A) EMN-140814-123052009
A level results day 2014 successful students at Bourne Grammar Matthew Hassall (4A*) and Liam Jones (3A*A) EMN-140814-123052009
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Best ever exam results have been recorded by Bourne Academy while three students from Bourne Grammar School are off to Cambridge following a series of impressive A Level results.

Both schools can boast a 99.5 per cent pass rate by their students with many getting into their first choice universities.

Bourne Grammar pupils passed 53 per cent of their A Levels at grade B or higher with nearly a quarter being A*s.

One of the pupils to be accepted by Cambridge is Matthew Hassall from Bourne, who will now study history. He achieved A* grades in English literature, history, maths and further maths. Another will be Liam Jones, who served as Bourne Grammar’s head boy. He achieved A* grades in biology, chemistry and maths along with an A grade in physics. Liam will study natural sciences.

Also, Sophie Stafford, from Stamford, earned three A* grades in business studies, geography and maths.

Bourne Grammar’s Headteacher, Jonathan Maddox, was impressed at how his students coped with limits on how often they could take individual exams.

“These are fabulous results for our hard-working students, achieved in spite of rapidly-changing curricula and with this cohort being the first that was unable to take re-sits in January of this year,” he said.

“Our students and staff have risen above all this to achieve some impressive A-Level results.

“Whilst I am proud of our highest achievers, it is just as satisfying to see students who have found their courses a real challenge being so successful.

“At Bourne Grammar all our courses are tough, demanding, academic subjects, and to have achieved an almost 100 per cent pass rate, with no January re-takes, is really impressive. Well done to everyone.”

Celebrations could also be seen by pupils at Bourne Academy.

One such success story was Andy Hume who achieved an A* in maths and A grades in further maths, physics and chemistry, which should secure his place at Imperial College London to study computer science.

“I’m very pleased with my results,” said Andy.

“I did better than I was expecting and I am now really excited about going to university.”

Chak Kwok, who joined the school in the sixth form, is returning to Hong Kong to study engineering at university.

He achieved an A* grade in further maths and A grades in maths and physics.

“I worked really hard for my exams and am very happy with my results,” said Chak.

“They are better than I expected. I want to thank the teachers at the school for all the help I received.”

Fellow Year 13 student Eddie Mumby was delighted with his four A grades in English literature, maths, sociology and general studies.

Eddie is off to the University of Surrey to study politics and sociology.

“I am surprised and pleased at how well I did and would like to thank Bourne Academy for supporting me, which was why I did so well,” he said.

“I am now really looking forward to starting university in September’.

Head boy Jack Spires also achieved the top grade of Distinction* in BTEC applied science, music technology and sport.

Jack hopes to train to be a music teacher in the future.

Headteacher Laurence Reilly said: “I am absolutely delighted with our 99.5 per cent pass rate at A-level which is our best ever result with just under 60 per cent of the grades at C or above.

“It is particularly pleasing that this has come in the year in which more stringent conditions were applied with all students having to sit their examinations in the summer at the end of their course.

“Our Level 3 BTEC results were also superb, with 65 per cent at Distinction or Distinction*, the highest possible grades.”