Churchill Academy

Best results in five years at Churchill Academy’s Sixth Form

Students from Churchill Academy and Sixth Form are celebrating superb A-Level results. 27% of A-level grades were A* or A, whilst 80% of the grades awarded at A-Level were A*-C. The average points score per A-Level entry was 36.4, which means that the average grade achieved was B-.  All of these figures are higher than last year, and they represent the best set of results at the Academy in over five years. These results reflect the determined and consistent effort of Churchill students throughout their time in the Sixth Form.

Hanna Whydle and Lucy Nolan both achieved three straight A* grades, successfully gaining places at their first choice Universities: Hanna to study Medicine at Bristol University, and Lucy to read Human, Social and Political Sciences at Trinity Hall, Cambridge. Anuj Gupta achieved two A*s and two As to be accepted to read Medicine at Newcastle with Hannah Anderson completing Churchill’s trio of Medics, successfully gaining a place at Liverpool University. Hannah Gray has also been accepted at Queen’s College, Oxford to read Experimental Psychology, with A*A*A in her A-levels. “I was most nervous about getting my offer and really happy that I got it. Churchill have offered me a lot. There’s been so much support and opportunity,” she said.

A further nine students achieved three or more top grades, bringing the total to thirteen with straight A, A* or starred Distinctions. Congratulations to Tom Howarth, Lauryn Maine, Ella Coe, Becky Fews, Nina Halper, Rosie Kirkpatrick, Jasmine Morley and Oliver Guckian, whose destinations include the universities of Glasgow, Exeter, Southampton, Warwick and Newcastle to read, amongst others, Biomedical Sciences, Mathematics, Politics, History, and Dentistry.

Headteacher, Chris Hildrew, said “this is an excellent set of results, the best at Churchill for a number of years. We are so proud of this group of students, who have worked hard throughout their time at Churchill to achieve this well-deserved success. They have overcome the challenges they have faced and shown real grit and determination to succeed, whilst enjoying themselves along the way. I wish them every success as they take their next steps beyond the Academy.”

Students particularly excelled in Economics, where every student achieved an A*, A or B grade. The strength of Churchill’s broad educational offer was also demonstrated in French, Law, Photography, Music and Sports Studies where all students achieved C or above in their A-levels. Almost half of the Academy’s A-Level Maths students achieved A or A* grades, whilst Churchill’s long-running success with Performing Arts BTEC continued this year, with fourteen students achieving starred Distinctions in this challenging course. “The fact that our young people are excelling in traditional academic subjects like Maths and Economics alongside Music, Performing Arts and Photography shows that Churchill Academy & Sixth Form is delivering results across a broad and balanced range of subjects.”

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