Churchill Academy

A Level Results 2019

Students from Churchill Academy and Sixth Form are celebrating superb A-level results. Over a fifth of A-level grades were A* or A, whilst nearly half of the grades awarded at A-level were A*-B. The average points score per A-level entry was 33.7, with an overall pass rate of 99.1%. These excellent results reflect the determined and consistent effort of Churchill students throughout their time in the Sixth Form.

Isaac Burchill achieved three straight A* grades in his A-levels (Maths, Art and Economics). He will be heading to the University of Bath to read Architecture. Alice Vaughn achieved A*A*A and has been accepted to read Experimental Psychology at University College, Oxford. She will be joined at Oxford by Rachel Bowman who will read Human Sciences at St Benet’s Hall.

George Skeen (A*AA) also secured his place at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge to read History and Politics. “I wasn’t expecting my Economics grade, and at first I thought it was a mistake. I’m really thrilled with my results, and looking forward to Uni.”

Libby Scott and Ben Wilkins were also successful in their applications to read Medicine at Newcastle and Queen Mary University of London. Further success was achieved by Lewis Hawkins, Daniel Lucas and Alex Price, all of whom achieved two A* and one A grade across their A-levels. These superb grades secured places at Manchester, Bristol and Southampton University for courses in Economics and Computer Science.

Congratulations also go to Charlotte Carpenter, Benjamin Hughes, Eloise Lifton, Ellena Jenks, Chloe King, Shoji Leach, and Callum Leishman, all of whom achieved three A* or A grades in their A-level subjects. Their destinations include the universities of Exeter, Manchester, Reading, Bath, Sussex, Aberystwyth, and Southampton to read, amongst others, English, Art, Anthropology, Sport and Exercise Science, and Engineering.

Success rates for all students in terms of their next steps were very high, with over 93% of University applicants securing their places on the course of their choice following their A-level results. Many students have also chosen to go on to high quality apprenticeships, or to use a gap year to enhance their skills and experience.

Headteacher, Chris Hildrew, said “This is an excellent set of results, which have given the class of 2019 a superb launch pad for so many exciting futures. I am particularly proud of the teamwork from staff and students which has led to this success, which is the result of consistent hard work and effort over time. I wish our students every success as they take their next steps beyond the Academy.”

The strength of Churchill’s broad educational offer was demonstrated with excellent results in Economics, Music and Sports Studies where all students achieved C or above in their A-levels. There were also strong results in Maths, Art, English Literature, Design Technology and Physics. Churchill’s long-running success with Performing Arts CTEC continued this year, with seven Distinction or starred Distinctions in this challenging course. “This set of results is confirmation of the commitment that Churchill has to offer a broad range of subjects at A-level, including creative and academic options, so that students can choose the combination which is right for them.”