Fantastic 2016 A Level Results
It is another successful year for Ewell Castle School, with over 60% of our students leaving for Higher Education gaining places at their first choice universities at this stage, with some universities yet to make a decision. Nearly 15% of exams taken gained the top grades of A* - A, with almost two thirds of grades being A* - C. Congratulations to all our A Level students, we wish you every success for the future and urge you to keep in touch with the School's Old Ewellians Association. If you haven't already registered, email your contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org
Notable performances include Jacob Malpas who achieved an A*, two A grades and a B grade at AS. Jake will be studying Business and Management at the University of Exeter. Other pupils who will be continuing their studies at prestigious Russell Group Universities include Sasha Vesovic (History) and Georgia Heggs (Political Science).
Principal Peter Harris commented “I applaud the achievements of our students who have worked hard to achieve and in some cases to exceed their expected grades and who have secured their university places.”
Asked how he felt on opening the envelope which contained his exam results, Jake who hopes to one day work in investment banking or run his own business said “I’m overwhelmed and surprised I’m really happy and elated. I’m so happy I got my offer at Exeter and the grades are an added bonus, I feel amazingly proud.” Jake’s advice to GCSE pupils embarking on their A Level subject choices is to choose subjects they are really interested in and to “do what you want to do and what you think is best”. Tonight he’ll be celebrating his results with his family.
Another Ewell Castle School student happy with her results is Georgia Heggs who will be reading Political Science and International Relations. Georgia became interested in international relations in Year 12 and her advice to pupils choosing A Level courses is to choose subjects that they are really interested in “that way you’ll really enjoy the course”. She acknowledges her father with inspiring her interest in international relations and credits her teachers at Ewell Castle with “really making me love maths”. She is planning on celebrating her results with her friends this evening. Taking about how she and her friends felt on receiving their results, Georgia said “I’m so relieved, we’ve done it and we’re off to university.”
Richard Afful is also thrilled with his results and will be heading off to St George’s Medical School (University of London) to study Biomedical Sciences. He’s feeling “Very relieved, excited and happy. I was so scared this morning that I could barely eat my breakfast, but now I’ve seen my results I’m relieved. I’ve been at Ewell Castle School since Year 1 so I feel that I’m about to start a new chapter in my life.” Richard says he decided to study sciences and medicine because “medicine saved my father’s life and my mother who is a science teacher has always encouraged and helped me.” He hadn’t planned how to celebrate his exam results because he didn’t want to jinx anything, but having recently passed his driving test, says he will now go out for a celebratory drive. Richard’s mum Mary, who had been patiently waiting outside the school whilst Richard collected his results, said “I prayed for this result, he worked so hard and I’m so proud of him.”