GLF schools celebrate A level results

There were celebrations all round at three GLF multi-academy trust schools this morning when students arrived to collect their A Level results.

The Beacon, Banstead, saw the best set of results for years while Rosebery School, Epsom, recorded a third of the students achieving either A or A* and Glyn School, Ewell, had two students heading to Oxford and above average grades.

The three schools are all a part of the trust and there were some great individual stories behind today’s excellent results with student at each school praising staff for support and help during their studies, whether A Level or BTEC.

At The Beacon,  many academic departments saw some of their best results overall, with English Literature, further mathematics and art all achieving 100 per cent  A* to B grades. At BTEC level, there was a continued 100 per cent pass rate, with greater numbers of Distinctions and Merits than in previous years.  

Naomi Albrecht, director of sixth form, said: “This year the students pulled out all the stops and worked extremely well. They rose to the challenge of new A Levels and BTECs in ways that show just how committed and determined they all are.

“As an inclusive Sixth Form, we know that excellent teaching, personal target setting and support really work for our young people.  They have truly showed us their best this year and we are very proud of them all.”

Nora, who will study psychology at Portsmouth University, added: “You do feel the support from the teachers, you feel like they are taking the exams with you. They are so invested in what you get and they genuinely care about what we do in our futures.”

At Rosebery, among those celebrating top grades were: Rachel (A*A*AA), Andrea (A*A*AA) Georgia (A*A*A), Zoe (A*A*A) and Izzy (A*A*A).

Headteacher Ros Allen said: “We are thrilled that once again the hard work and dedication of our students and staff have been rewarded by such fantastic results, particularly in the context of the greater rigour and challenge of the new A Level qualifications.”

Georgia, got A* in Chemistry and Biology and an A in Physics and will become the first member of her family to go to university. She will go to The University of East Anglia in Norwich to study Medicine and hopes to become a hospital doctor.

“I was predicted high grades and I was expecting to do well at Chemistry, but not so much the other subjects,” she said.

At Glyn School, headteacher Matt Duffield said: “Myself and all the staff and governors are delighted with the published results for our A level and BTEC students this morning.  Yet again our students have secured fantastic outcomes, well above national averages and these grades will be the passport for our students in securing the next step in their educational journey.”

The highest attaining students include Kieran with four A* and Conor  with three A* and one A grade. Both will be studying at Oxford with Kieran studying maths and computer science and Conor studying Biochemistry.

Students Rahmin and Karia both secured grades that were way above expectations and Rahim will be heading to UCL to study Law and Karita secured a place at Sheffield Applied Social Sciences.

Students at all three schools, along with other GLF schools Meridian and de Stafford, will be collecting their GCSE results next Thursday.