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11 November, 2019

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Another stellar year for Tytherington sixth form

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Tytherington School Sixth Form is celebrating another year of brilliant A Level results.

These include superb performances at the highest grades, as nearly a third of all exam entries were awarded either A* or A grades.

62% of all exam entries were graded A*-B and over 80% for A*-C. The pass rate was almost 100%.

The school is particularly proud of the progress made by its students, which remains outstanding and confirms the recent Ofsted judgement of Tytherington’s sixth form as “excellent”.

2018 was the first year that Tytherington School offered the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) as a course.

The programme involves students researching a topic of their choice and presenting their findings to an audience.

Topics included the viability of a space voyage to Mars and the use of artificial intelligence in Formula One.

60% of Tytherington’s first cohort of EPQ students achieved either an A* or A grade.

A Level results were also strong across the school’s full range of subjects. The hope is that the results will yet again place the school amongst the best sixth forms in the North West.

A number of students achieved the highest grades across the board, and are now about to embark on successful university careers.

These include:

  • Abigail Cox achieved A* in Biology, Chemistry and Maths. She will be at studying Veterinary Science at Emmanuel College, Cambridge.
  • Beth Larmer achieved A* in History, Psychology and Sociology. She will read History at Birmingham University.
  • Robert Peal achieved A* in Maths, Further Maths and Physics, as well as A* in his Extended Project Qualification. He will be going to study Physics at Edinburgh University.
  • Joseph Richardson achieved A* in Maths, Further Maths and Government and Politics. He has a place to read Mathematics at Lancaster University.
  • Rosie Gunter achieved A* in French and Biology, and an A in Chemistry. She will read Geography and International Development at Sussex University.
  • Alice Haigh achieved A* in Maths and Physics, and an A in Further Maths. She will be studying Engineering at Magdalene College, Cambridge.
  • Alexander Walker achieved A* in Art and Design Technology, and a B in Sociology. He has a place at Manchester Metropolitan University to study Interior Design.
  • Alexander Evans achieved an A* in Biology, A in Maths and Chemistry and an A in the Extended Project Qualification. He has a place at Birmingham University to read Biochemistry.
  • Hannah Gaskell achieved an A* in Psychology and A in Biology and Chemistry. She has a place at Leeds University to read Sport and Exercise Science.
  • Maxwell Gilliver achieved an A* in French, and A in Art and English Language. He has as a place at Edinburgh University to study Linguistics.
  • John Ratcliffe achieved an A* in Maths, and A in Computer Science and Physics. He has a place at Sheffield University to read Electrical and Electronic Engineering.
  • Jake Wood achieved an A* in Maths, and A in Chemistry and Physics. He has a place at Leeds University to study Accounting and Finance.
  • Jack Gaunt achieved an A* in Maths, an A in Physics and B in History. He will be reading Economics and Finance at Leeds University.
  • Thomas Brier achieved an A* in Maths, an A in Physics and B in History to read Maths and Computer Science at Birmingham University.
  • Benjamin Gayne achieved an A* in Maths, an A in Physics and B in Chemistry. He will read Industrial Economics at Nottingham University.
  • Abigail Larmer achieved an A* in Psychology, A in Sociology and B in English Literature. Has a place at Nottingham University to study Psychology.
  • Esther Purves achieved an A* in Geography, A in English Literature and B in Drama. She will be studying English at Birmingham University.
  • Eloise Lambert achieved A grades in History, Maths and Textiles and has a place at Leeds University to study History.
  • Brooke Lancaster achieved A grades in Biology, Geography and Maths and has a place at Lincoln University to study Ecology and Conservation.
  • Bethany Wilson achieved A grades in English Literature, Government and Politics and History and shall be reading English and History at Sheffield University.

Behind the headlines, there are some great stories of individual success.

Bradley Taylor achieved the highest ‘value added’ score in the sixth form, having scored a B in his ICT and a Distinction Starred in BTEC Business. He will be heading to Derby University to study Accounting and Finance.

Headteacher Emmanuel Botwe said: “We are so proud of the achievements of all our students at Sixth Form.

“We are delighted that we have been able to increase the proportion of students who achieve the highest passes in comparison to last year.

“Whilst it is great to get fantastic results year on year, what matters to us most is that the youngsters leave here as A* people with a real desire to make a positive difference to the world.

“Once again, we have achieved strong results which should place us yet again amongst the best Sixth Forms in the country for progress.

“We have a very proud comprehensive tradition at our Sixth Form and I’m pleased that we have the full range of students moving on to top universities, apprenticeships and the world of work.

“The hard graft of our students, the passion of our staff and their commitment to providing every youngster with the best possible education has resulted in another year of great results for our outstanding 6th Form.

“I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all of our young people across the Macclesfield schools on their deserved success; we wish you all the very best for the future.”

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