Rossall School celebrate an increase in A* and A*-A Grades

Almost all Rossall students have secured their preferred university places and will be progressing to undergraduate courses in subjects as diverse as medicine, law and politics. Following on from some excellent IB Diploma results earlier this summer, the School is particularly pleased that so many pupils are achieving top grades across a wide range of subjects in both curricular routes.

Mr Jeremy Quartermain, Head at Rossall said: “The School is entering an exciting phase in its development and this includes an uncompromising focus on outstanding teaching and learning, alongside the construction of a multimillion-pound state-of-the-art sports facilities and new performing arts studio. There is much to celebrate and I am delighted that so many of our leavers are progressing to academically rigorous courses “.

Deputy School Captain, Olivia Gregory, plans to read Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology at the University of Manchester after gaining two A*s and an A.

Olivia who earned top grades in Biology, Psychology, and Chemistry said: “The teaching and support I have received at Rossall has been fantastic. All of my teachers were always on hand for extra help. I cannot thank them all enough”.

During her degree course, Olivia would like to do her year in industry in either America or Canada and added: “Hopefully that will give me some inspiration career-wise! I shall be celebrating this evening with a family party and a night out with my friends.”

School Monitor, Eleanor Garstang, who gained three As in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics is going on to study medicine at Lancaster University.

Eleanor hopes her studies will lead to a successful and happy career as a Doctor.

Speaking of her time at Rossall, Eleanor said: “I must thank all my teachers who were consistently prepared to sacrifice their time for me to achieve the grades received”.

Kirsty Swarbrick, who has been at Rossall since she was two years old, was awarded an A in Drama, and Bs in Music and photography.

“I am very happy with my results. My three teachers Miss Bendelow, Miss Young and Miss Sharp have been extremely supportive and I couldn’t have done it without them. Their one-to-one support helped me to achieve the best grades,” said Kirsty.

Kirsty will now take up a place at the British and Irish Modern Music Institute in Manchester to study Music Event Management.

School Monitor, Emilie Robinson, will be going on to read History at Bristol University after gaining 3 As in English, History and Geography.

Emilie is excited to be going on to study in Bristol and commented that her biggest inspiration has been her Mum and Dad whom she is looking forward to celebrating with this evening.

Oscar He gained 3 A* and 2 A grades in Chemistry, Further Mathematics, Mathematics, Physics and Chinese, and now plans to study Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry at Imperial College, London.

Noni Purnell gained 3 A levels and is going on to study Musical Theatre at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.

Noni is delighted with her A in Drama and after playing many leading roles in musical performances at Rossall cannot wait to reach her ultimate goal of a career on the stage.

Talented Organ player and keen Chorister, Harvey Stansfield, gained 3 A levels and has been awarded an Organ Scholarship at Blackburn Cathedral. Following his year in Blackburn Harvey wishes to study Music at the Birmingham Conservatoire.

The Head, Mr Jeremy Quartermain added: “We are proud of all our students’ academic achievements and the choices they have made; and I would like to pay tribute to their hard work and the support and guidance of our fabulous teachers who have helped them to realise their aspirations”.