Straight 'A' Grades As Tollbar A Level Students Head To Top Universities


Tollbar MAT Sixth Form College straight A*/A grade A Level students celebrate their fantastic results today with staff, Caroline Yates (Tollbar Academy Principal), Christina Hook (Head of Sixth Form) and Richard Foster (Deputy Head).


Twelve Tollbar MAT Sixth Form College students achieved straight A/A* grades today as the college achieved another impressive year of A Level results. A high number of students are now heading to prestigious Medical Schools and Russell Group Universities on the back of their success.

Many students paid tribute to the "incredible support" afforded them by the college's teachers. Olivia Ramackers, who achieved straight A* grades and will now study Medicine at Leeds University, said: "The support of the teachers is so motivating and, although it is a steep step up to A Levels from GCSEs, the encouragement of the teaching staff helps tremendously. You have to work hard but it is worth it for sure."

Students achieved a 98% pass rate across all subjects, with 17 of the A Level courses achieving a 100% pass rate this year, and 12 students achieving straight A*/A grades across all of their subjects. Seven subjects achieved a greater than 50% A*-B pass rate, and five courses achieved a 100% A*-C pass rate. Top performing subjects included English Language and Literature, History, Economics, IT, Politics, Philosophy and Further Maths.

Students who achieved exceptionally well included Year 12 student Matthew Stone, who achieved two A* grades in A Level Maths and Further Maths - a remarkable achievement as he took them a year early!

"I am really pleased with my results. Next year I will take Biology, Chemistry and Physics and I hope to go to university after that to study either Maths or Natural Sciences" he said.

Oxford University bound Paulina Maziarska achieved an A* in History, and three 'A' grades in English Literature, Chemistry and Maths. The former Immingham student will now study History and Politics. "The teachers were amazing and I could not have had better support," she said. "I am just relieved I got what I wanted."

Three students will now study at Medical and Dentistry Schools. Olivia Ramackers secured three A* grades in Biology, Chemistry and Maths. She will now take up a place studying Medicine at Leeds University.

Gamze Keser will study Medicine at Hull York Medical School after achieving an A* in Biology, and two 'A' grades in Chemistry and French.

Lois Hailey will study Dentistry at Newcastle after achieving two 'A' grades in Biology and Chemistry and a 'B' in Maths.

Ella Spowage achieved two A* grades in Sociology and Psychology and an 'A' grade in Politics. She will study Criminal Justice and Criminology at Leeds University.

Sam Morley achieved an A* grade in Maths and 'A' grades in Chemistry, Further Maths and Physics. He will go on to study Physics.

Lois George achieved an A* grade in P.E. and two 'A' grades in English Literature and History. She will study English and Sports Science at Loughborough University.

International student Aryaman Talukdar achieved four 'A' grades in Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Further Maths, and will now study Economics at either Warwick or Manchester University.

Caitlin Hunt achieved three 'A' grades in Business, Maths and Psychology and is heading to Loughborough University to study Psychology.

Hannah Hunt also achieved three 'A' grades in History, English Combined and Philosophy and will study Sociology at Durham University.

Will Emeny will study Medical Science at Newcastle having achieved three 'A' grades in Business, Biology and Chemistry.

Amelia Fairgrieve is heading to Warwick University to study Philosophy after securing three 'A' grades in History, English Literature and Philosophy.

Christina Hook, Head of Tollbar MAT Sixth Form College, said: "We are absolutely delighted with the fantastic exam results attained by our students this year. Their achievements are the product of two years of hard work and commitment, and are thoroughly deserved. It is tremendously satisfying to see our students moving on to such a fabulous range of destinations, and we wish them every success with all of their future endeavours. This year's results are further proof that Tollbar MAT Sixth Form College continues to provide a first-class academic experience for the young people of the local area, and is committed to helping all of our students to excel."

Caroline Yates, Principal of Tollbar Academy added: "All of our students have worked extremely hard to deliver these results. The students have shown great commitment to their studies, which is a credit to themselves, their teachers, their families and the Academy. There have been some fantastic performances which have made this an incredibly rewarding day. I am delighted to see the smiles on the students faces and the prospect of them heading off to their chosen universities."

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


Year 12 student Matthew Stone achieved double A* grades a year early.


Paulina Maziarska has secured a place at Oxford.


Olivia Ramackers, Lois Hailey and Gamze Keser are all heading to Medical Schools.


Lois George celebrates with her mum.


Amelia Fairgrieve.


Will Emeny.


Hannah Hunt.


Ella Spowage.


Aryaman Talukdar.


David Adegbite is heading for Hull York Medical School to do a foundation-style course in Medicine.

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Tollbar MAT Sixth Form College Principal

Caroline L Yates BA (Hons).

Tollbar MAT Chief Executive

David J Hampson
OBE, BSc, BA.
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