Rossall celebrates A Level results 

The staff and students are celebrating after outstanding results for our Class of 2016!

Our students have achieved a 96% pass rate, with 100% of students gaining passes in Chemistry, Computing, English Literature and Geography.

Elaine Purves, said: “We are thrilled our students have gained such excellent exam results. It’s an outstanding performance for Rossall, especially following on from the recent 100 per cent pass rate achieved by our International Baccalaureate students.

“The results overall are excellent and reflect both the dedication of our students and the exceptional levels of tuition and one to one academic support provided by our staff. Our aim is to help students make informed choices at Sixth Form level which will enable them to pursue successful careers in their chosen fields. We would like to take this opportunity to wish all our students every success for the future.”

The results mean almost all our students have secured their preferred university places, and will be taking up studies at institutions including Cambridge, Manchester and York. Philip Wilkinson plans to study at Cambridge University’s Sidney Sussex College after gaining 4 A*s and an A.

Philip, who earned top grades in Maths, Further Maths, Physics, Economics and Geography said: “I’m really pleased with my results. Studying at Rossall has pushed me to a higher level and given me the opportunities to do things I would not normally have done.

“It’s been a dream of mine to study at Cambridge since I was in junior school, so it’s fantastic to know I’ve got a place there.”

Rachel Hoggarth, who was awarded an A in Maths, and Bs in Computing and Chemistry said: “The last two years have involved a lot of hard work, but the support I’ve had from my teachers has been fantastic – they’ve given up a lot of their time help me get through my exams.”

Rachel will now take up a place at Manchester University to study Chemistry.

Gabriella Davey plans to study Sports Science at Lincoln University after gaining Bs in Business Studies and Psychology and a C in English Literature. Gabriella, who hopes to become either a sports psychologist or a physiotherapist said: “I’m really happy to finally have my results. My teachers have been a huge help and really helped me to keep calm ahead of the exams.”

School Captains Hayley Hughes and Jack England will take up places at Bangor University and on a Technical Apprenticeship respectively, with Hayley studying Geography and Jack an Advanced Apprenticeship in Manufacturing Engineering with Birmingham based firm UTC.

Speaking of his time at Rossall, Jack said: “Rossall has provided me with great opportunities to excel in my education, with clinics after school hours and friendly teachers who are willing to go the extra mile to help students achieve their desired grades.”

Hayley, who has been student at Rossall for 7 years, says the multicultural environment at Rossall has inspired her choice of subject at degree level.

“Rossall has given me wonderful opportunities to meet and make friends with people from many different countries and backgrounds. It’s really sparked my curiosity and made me want to find out more about the world around me, which is why I’ve chosen to study Geography at university. My experiences at the school have put me on the first steps to what I hope will be a career involving a lot of travel!”

Jonathan Lee has accepted a place at Edge Hill University to study Primary Education after gaining A Levels in English, Religious Studies and Music.  Jonathan, who has been a student at Rossall since the age of two, hopes to teach in the independent schools sector after being inspired by his own Junior School teacher, Mr. Condon.

“The small class sizes and one to one attention you receive at Rossall really do give you the confidence and skills to handle the pressure of A Level study,” said Jonathan.

“The school guides you to become responsible for your own learning from primary school onwards and the help and encouragement Mr Condon gave me has played a huge part in my decision to become a teacher myself. I just want to thank him and all the staff for helping me to achieve the results I need to do it!”