Impressive Performance By Tollbar Academic A Level Students

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Tollbar MAT Sixth Form College A Level Results Day. Pictured are high achievers who between them have 24 A Grades. (L-r) Georgia Fleming (A*, A, B), Lois Walker (A*, A*, A, A), Sam Stokes (A, A, B), Max Barnett (A, A, A), Melissa Foyle (A, A, A), Daniel Moore (A*, A*, A) James Hall (A, A, B), Oliver Kerry (A, A, A), and Tom Whalley (A*, A, B).

Students at Tollbar MAT Sixth Form College are today celebrating their A Level results with some exceptional pass rates in a wide range of academic subjects.

Several subject areas achieved a 100% A*-C pass rate, including Geography, History, Economics, Media and Art and Design. In History, 60% of those achieved A*-B grades and 86% of Art and Design students gained A*-B grades, with 14% securing A* grades.

Further success was achieved in English Literature, with 63% of students gaining A*-B grades, and in Maths, where 85% gained A*-C grades. The prestigious A* grade was also awarded to students in an impressive eight subject areas, including Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Religious Studies.

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Cambridge University bound Lois Walker (A*, A*, A, A) and Sixth Form Leader Christina Hook.

These results mean that a large number of students will now take up places on highly sought after university courses across the UK, with many students moving on to study at Russell Group Universities, including York, Sheffield, Manchester, Exeter and Newcastle. Students will be embarking upon an exciting range of courses, including Medicine, Law, Biomedical Sciences, Politics and History, to name just a few.

A number of students have also secured high quality apprenticeships, with local and national companies, including Forrester Boyd, Sylvester Keal, Cristal and Morrisons.

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Max Barnett (A, A, A) with mum Lynsey.

Principal Stephen Moon said: "I am very proud of our students who have performed extremely well across a wide range of subjects. These results represent the hard work of students and teachers in what are now very challenging two year courses.

"I am so pleased that the students' results will allow them to go on and realise their full potential either on Degree Courses at Universities around the country or in high-quality apprenticeships."

David Hampson, Chief Executive of Tollbar Multi Academy Trust, said: "I am exceptionally pleased with the successful outcomes of our A Level students today, particularly the remarkable results in Maths and English. I am very proud of the students and staff whose hard work and determination to succeed has made this possible."

Christina Hook, Leader of Tollbar MAT Sixth Form College, said: "Once again, we are immensely proud of the achievements of all of our students. Their results are testimony to the dedication and perseverance that they have shown throughout their studies, and we wish them every success as they embark upon the next exciting chapter of their lives."

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Melissa Foyle opens her A Level results to find she achieved three A's.

Lois Walker achieved two A* and two A grades and will take up a place at Cambridge to study Geography. She said: "Of course I am very pleased with my results but it is also a relief. It was hard work but I have got there in the end."

Twins Daniel and Abbie Moore picked up their results together, with Daniel achieving the grades he needed to take up a place at Newcastle University to study Medicine. "I will be the first to go to university in my immediate family. It was definitely hard work, but it was worth it," he said.

Abbie will take up an Accountancy Apprenticeship in Hull. The pair were accompanied by their parents. Mum Helen said: "They have both worked so very hard for today and I am so happy for them both. They got the results they needed."

Max Barnett described his three A grades as the culmination of "two years of intensity." Max will study Biological and Medicinal Chemistry at Exeter.

"There was so much information to get into your brain. I would rewrite every page of my notes after every lesson to try and digest it. I cannot believe I got the three As. We had a lot of support and I am really happy today."

Mum Lynsey said: "I could not be more proud of Max. He has achieved so well because of the amount of work he put in and he thoroughly deserves these fantastic grades."

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Former Somercotes Academy student Sam Stokes with his proud parents.

Sam Stokes joined Tollbar MAT Sixth Form College from Somercotes Academy where he was Head Boy. He achieved two As and a B grade and will now study Medicine at Hull York Medical School.

"I was one of those students who heeded the warnings about it being difficult at A Level and it was," he said. "But we had enormous support from the teachers who got me through some difficult times and got me to where I am today. I am very grateful to them."

Mum Sharon said: "We have lived and breathed A Levels for the past two years and the transition was huge. Sam worked so very hard, we couldn't have asked more of him and we are so proud."

Tom Whalley achieved an A*, A and B grade and will now study Bio-engineering with a Foundation Year at Sheffield University.

"The teachers boosted our confidence when we needed it and I have to give huge thanks to them for helping me to achieve these results," he said.

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Twins Abbie and Daniel Moore picked up their results together.

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Happy couple. Somir Uddin (B, C, C) and Chloe Davy (A*, A, B, B).

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Tollbar MAT Sixth Form College Principal

Caroline L Yates BA (Hons).

Tollbar MAT Chief Executive

David J Hampson