Isle students celebrate A Level success

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Isle students made the grade and are celebrating receiving a record set of A Level results.

The pass rate for pupils at Hill House School was an impressive 99 per cent. Of this, 47 per cent were graded at A* to B, with 74 per cent graded at C or above.

Westwoodside twins Conor and Kallum O’Hara managed six A Levels between them, at the same time as pursuing successful football refereeing careers and, for Conor, singing in the national choir of the year Rainbow Connection. Kallum has won a place at Liverpool University to study avionics, while Conor moves on to stage school in Guildford.

Headmaster David Holland was delighted with the successes, saying: “This reflects a lot of hard work and talent from both students and teachers.

“Both boys have been a great credit to the school, and will do really well in the future.”

John Leggott College also had a 99 pass rate, with 46 per cent of grades at the A*-B top grade level.

This year’s results were characterised by continued remarkable performance in the college’s two largest curriculum areas, science and mathematics and visual and performing arts.

Isle student Tom Wright achieved and A and two B’s and is now going to the University of Manchester to study geography. he said: “I really enjoyed my time at John Leggott, the help I was given with my UCAS application made all the difference.”

Lily Tuplin got a B and two D*’s and will now be heading to Nottingham to study adult nursing. “I’m really pleased with my results, I worked hard to get a B in Science and that got me into my preferred uni,” she said.

Off to study maths at Durham is Steven Lawson after achieving three A*s, he said: “I’m very proud of results, I put a lot of hard work into my A Levels and it paid off. The teachers at college put a lot of effort in, gave up their time and went the extra mile to help.”

Jade Smith got an A* and two D*s and will now study fine art at Sheffield Hallam, she said: “The college was amazing and very supportive.

“I’m so happy about my results, I’m absolutely gobsmacked.”