At 8.00am on the morning of Thursday 18 August the Dining Hall was full of A Level students nervously waiting to find out the results of their past two years of hard work. As the envelopes were handed out it soon became clear that the Upper Sixth had gained a fantastic set of results with most students achieving the grades needed to secure their first choice university place.
Individually there were some extremely impressive results. Head Girl Heidi Lawson (Upper Sixth, Gascoigne) gained an A* and two A’s to secure her place at Birmingham University to study Medicine. Heidi said; ‘I am over the moon with my results, I can finally say that I am going to study Medicine at Birmingham University.’ Deputy Head Thomas Christensen (Upper Sixth, Swift) will also go on to study Medicine, achieving one A* and three A’s to secure his place at Manchester University, ‘I am so pleased to be going to my first choice of University in Manchester to study Medicine. I am looking forward to starting the next chapter of my life.’ Nancy Battersby (Upper Sixth, Gascoigne) will be going on to study Biochemistry at Sheffield University with two A*s, one A and an additional A at AS Level. She said; ‘ I am so happy with my results, they were even better than I expected. I cannot wait to start University in Sheffield where I will be studying Biochemistry.’ Eilish Malliagh (Upper Sixth, Feilden) celebrated another fantastic set of results, achieving an A* and two A’s to secure her place at Bath University to study Psychology, Edward Rick (Upper Sixth, Harcourt) celebrated his results with one A* and two A’s to secure his place at Birmingham University to study Philosophy, Politics and Economics.
Cokethorpe School prides itself on helping students to identify and achieve their ambitions and as such there is a broad range of university destinations and courses. Mr Ettinger, Headmaster said: It is hugely rewarding to see students achieve great results. As with everything at Cokethorpe, it is about the individual and how they have performed in relation to their personal goals and potential. We clearly have some exceptional students who leave us to study subjects including Medicine, Engineering and Politics at leading universities, but I am equally pleased for those who have gained a solid set of qualifications through hard work and determination.’