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15th Aug

Winning Waconians Reap A Level Success
Head Boy, Alex Screawn and Head Girl, Nicky Nathoo are leading the A Level celebrations at Cheadle Hulme School, having both secured places to study Medicine at leading universities.  Nicky, who is also an outstanding musician, will take up her place at Hull York Medical School, whilst talented sportsman Alex will be heading north to Newcastle to pursue his studies.
“This year’s results show that Waconians flourish both inside and out of the classroom,” says Head, Lucy Pearson. “The results are pleasingly strong for individuals, and what is particularly striking is what so many of our students have achieved in addition to their academic results.  The most successful students academically are those who embrace the full education that CHS has to offer, excelling in Music, Sport and Drama, engaging with academic societies and enjoying leadership opportunities.  I am incredibly proud of all of them.”

The highly successful independent school has established a reputation in recent years for producing exceptional mathematicians and this year has been no exception, with almost half of the 146 strong year group choosing to study Maths at A Level and 62% of them achieving A* or A.  Further Mathematicians achieved 54% A* or A grades, securing places on some of the top Maths courses in the country.


Top mathematician, Nicky Watmore will attend Homerton College at Cambridge University, after achieving straight A*s and sitting rigorous STEP examinations.  Joining Nicky at Cambridge is Beth Price, who will take her place at Magdalene College, to study History.

Fellow historian Olivia Widdowson, an elected member of the School Council and active member of the School’s Choral Societies, is delighted to be on her way to Oxford, where she will continue her History studies at Worcester College. 


International golfer Bronte Law, who has been at CHS since the age of 4, is delighted to be able to take up her place to major in Physiology at the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA), for which she received a full golf scholarship and, having recently been selected to represent Europe in the PING Junior Solheim Cup, she celebrated her success in Denver, where she is playing against an American side that includes one of her future UCLA classmates.
Amongst students considering an alternative to University is Rebecca Griffiths who, having secured the 2 As and a B that she needed for university, has opted instead to take one of just 45 places offered nationwide on the Tesco Trainee Management Course. 
“I have always been interested in Retail,” says Rebecca, “and was advised to gain experience sooner rather than later if that was what I wanted to do.  The interview process took six months to complete and included both academic and practical assessments, including spending a full day in retail.”
Other high fliers at the School include athlete and Think Tank President, Chris McGahan who achieved a D1 in his Cambridge Pre-U Economics exam, as well as an A* and 2As in Politics, Maths and Geography, to secure him a place Durham, where he will study Politics, Philosophy and Economics.
With an overall pass rate of 100% and students achieving A* and A in 43% of all examinations, it has been another successful year at Cheadle Hulme School.
Winning Waconians Reap A Level Success

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