A Level Success Continues for Cheadle Hulme School

A world of opportunity awaits Cheadle Hulme School’s students who are embarking on a variety of careers after achieving an outstanding 99.5% pass rate at A Level.

The School’s inspiring results have once again seen its students take up places at some of the country’s top universities, including Oxford, Cambridge, Durham, Bath and Exeter, and choosing an even wider choice of courses such as Sports Performance, Fashion Communication, Journalism and Computer Science.

Among those receiving top grades, National Student of the Year winner Alex Wallace scored 2 A*s and 2 As and is heading to the University of Cambridge to study Natural Sciences. He said: “I’m excited about going to Cambridge, it’s different from other universities but I’ve visited it a few times and feel I’m now ready. I got the results I needed so I’m really pleased.”

Heading to the University of Oxford, James Hartley scored 3 A*s and 1 A and will be going on to study PPE. He commented: “I’m excited about it but I’m a bit nervous too, it’s a brand new course and not something I’ve studied before but I’m looking forward to it.”

CHS Head, Lucy Pearson said: “It’s been another fantastic year for our A Level students. And whilst the measure of success tends to focus on singular academic results, what continues to impress me is the way in which the CHS students combine such successful academic study with a raft of other commitments and interests.  As a result, they are well prepared for future success and I am certainly proud of all that they have achieved.”

Jack Boyd who achieved 2 A*s and D1 at Pre-U and is going on to study Government and History at the London School of Economics said: “It’s amazing but I was a bit confused when I first read my results online, I kept refreshing the page to make sure it was right and now I’m on my way to London – it’s a great Uni and a great city so I’m really excited.”

Some students have changed their options due to their success; Tony Rosler planned to study Economics at UCL and will now study the subject in the USA. “I went to New York on a family holiday and visited NYU whilst I was there. I’m excited and can’t wait to go now. Taking part in Model United Nations really helped in the application process and I’d encourage all students to get involved with it whilst they’re at School.”

Owen Ballantine, who achieved 3 A*s and is now going on to study History and Politics at University of Sheffield said the School’s co-curricular activities played a key part in his success: “Attending School’s Think Tank sessions really helped, as well as teaching me about politics it has also give me a wider view of the world.”

Rebecca Prince received 3 A*s and will be going on to study Medicine at University of Leeds agrees, she said: “I studied hard but playing the clarinet and singing in the Cantorum as well as taking part in Zumba has not just taught be about time-management, it’s also given me a release from study, it’s important to take a break sometimes.”

Also going on to study Medicine in Cardiff, Hal Dewhurst, who received 3 A*s, has wanted to study the subject since Year 9. He commented: “I can stop saying ‘hopefully’ now, for the last few months I’ve been ‘hopefully’ going to do well and ‘hopefully’ going to study medicine. I’m so happy and can finally do what I’ve always wanted.”

Emily Preston received D1 Pre-U and 2 As and will study in Europe for part of her course in Mathematics at University of Bristol. “I’m over the moon and am really excited about what’s coming next. Now I’m ready to go, I just need to sort out my accommodation!”

An impressive 43% received A*-A grades with 78% receiving A*-B. 5 students received 3 A*s or more with 9 achieving an impressive D1 or D2 at Pre-U.

100% of CHS students received grades A*-C across 10 subjects with record results for the Classics and Design and Technology departments.

Take a look at all the results day photos in the Media Gallery.

students from cheadle hulme school pick up their 2016 A Level results