Students celebrate A-Level success

Students at Astley Community High School are planning the next stages of their lives after collecting their A-Level results.

Thursday, 18th August 2016, 10:09 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 7:46 pm
Back row (L-R): Adam Ironside (Head of Sixth Form), Adam Render, Matthew Sykes, Evan Johnson, John Barnes (Executive Headteacher). Front row (L-R): Chloe Miller, Tom Ramsay

Excited Sixth Form pupils were on hand to collect their results, with many now going on to university or apprenticeships.

Matthew Sykes secured A grades in mathematics, physics and chemistry and will study for a masters in chemistry and follow his ambition to become a research or industrial chemist.

Evan Johnson and Adam Render will study for chemical engineering and medicinal chemistry degrees after securing the grades they needed.

Tom Ramsay is following his family tradition and joining the Merchant Navy along with his brothers Jack and Will, who also studied at Astley’s sixth form. Tom will be continuing his academic studies on land with a Foundation degree at Fleetwood Nautical College and also at sea with Cadet Officer Training.

Chloe Miller will embark on a Primary Education degree at Northumbria University following Distinction* grades across the board in her BTEC Health and Social Care.

Head of Sixth Form Adam Ironside said: “This is yet another year where all of our Year 13 students have moved positively onto the next stage of their lives.

“Many will be going to universities around the country to study courses ranging from Nursing to Astro Physics.

“Many others are embarking on high quality apprenticeships with companies and organisations such as Hyundai, British Petroleum and the NHS.

“We are very proud of their achievements, and look forward to hearing about their future successes.”

John Barnes, Executive Headteacher, said: “I am delighted with these results.

“Yet again it shows that the students of Astley are able to produce good results based on their hard work and excellent support from the staff.

“I wish all of those students leaving Astley the very best for the future. They have been a credit to the school and will go on and be successful in whatever they chose to do.”