Students Celebrate A Level Success Across Merchant Taylors’ Sixth Form
Sixth Form students at Merchant Taylors’ are celebrating a year of excellent A Level results.
An impressive 32% of grades were recorded at A*-A, while nearly two-thirds of all grades attained fell within the A*-B range.
Six students demonstrated excellent academic prowess by securing three or more A* grades. Hemanth Bheemireddy, who achieved an outstanding four A* and an A, has secured his place at Cambridge to pursue Natural Sciences. Ali Saeed, with an excellent four A* grades, will take a gap year before furthering his studies. Maya Ravindran and Harini Sethurama both achieved three A* grades and an A* in their Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). They will be moving forward to study Medicine and Surgery at Newcastle University and Medicine at Sheffield University, respectively.
Head Girl Jessica Furlong also achieved three A* grades and will be joining her peer, Maya, at Newcastle University to study Medicine and Surgery. Alice McKee, after securing three A* grades as well, will be heading to Birmingham University to study Law.
Impressively, an additional 18 Sixth Form boys and girls achieved grades exclusively at A* or A. This stellar group includes two students who have earned spots at Cambridge – Lydia Baldwin, who will be studying Music, and Sophie Ennis, who will be pursuing English. Both Lydia and Sophie secured an A* and two A grades.
Yash Hanchanale, who earned two A* and two A grades, and George Johnston, with his achievement of two A* and one A grade, have both performed remarkably well. George has successfully secured a place at the University of Manchester to study Physics whilst Alexander Raw, with one A* and two A grades, has clinched a spot at the University of Liverpool to pursue a degree in Medicine.
The majority of students are set to advance to their first-choice universities, which include prestigious institutions like Oxbridge and numerous Russell Group universities such as Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, and Queen Mary University of London. Students from Merchant Taylors’ will be pursuing a diverse array of courses including Computer Science, Dentistry, Geography, and Concept Art for Games and Film.
In light of OfQual’s forecast that results would revert to pre-pandemic standards; we are overjoyed to announce that our results have diverged from this trend. Our students have not just met the pre-pandemic standards, but in some cases far exceeded them, showcasing their resilience and dedication despite the challenges posed in recent times.
Claire Tao, the Executive Head at Merchant Taylors’, said:
“Academic achievement plays a vital role in a Merchant Taylors’ education, so we are delighted to witness our boys and girls securing excellent grades once again this year.
“The outstanding results at A*-B showcase the remarkable performance of our students, underlining that both boys and girls can thrive in an environment that champions academic excellence and fosters a passion for learning. Such achievements also reflect the support they have received from our dedicated staff and their parents and our wider education provision they have had the opportunity to access, which has undoubtedly equipped them to reach the pinnacle of success at Merchant Taylors’ Sixth Form.”
Deiniol Williams, Head of Boys’ School at Merchant Taylors’, said: “Our boys have performed exceptionally well, and they should take great pride in their accomplishments.
“Our students have demonstrated resilience, diligence, and an unwavering commitment to their studies. Their achievements are a testament to their hard work. We wholeheartedly wish them the very best as they set forth on their chosen paths.”
Head of Girls’ School at Merchant Taylors’, Bridget Ward, said: “I am immensely proud of our girls, who have all worked incredibly hard for their exam success and are now reaping the rewards of their efforts. Their individual drive and tenacity have truly stood out, paving the way for them to achieve their aspirations.
“This momentous day doesn’t signify an end, but rather, it heralds the start of bright futures.”
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