Students at Bishop Luffa School have shown incredible resilience to secure excellent A-Level results. 40% of grades achieved were A*-A, 69% were A*-B and 91% were A*-C. 75% students will be attending their first choice university, despite this being a difficult year for university admissions.
Head Teacher Austen Hindman said: ‘this group of students were taking national exams for the first time. They’ve been through lock-downs and online learning, and many of them had Covid while taking their exams. In spite of this they have achieved an amazing set of results. We are incredibly proud of them.
‘These students have been leaders throughout the last two years, helping younger students cope with the pressure of Covid and showing us all how important community is. They are a year group that we will never forget.’
There were many individual successes, with 32 students achieving straight As or A*. Caleb Cossar, Ollie Dixon, Beatrice Harmston, Chris Lowes, George Murphy, and Alice Rubli all achieved 3 A* grades, Angus Matthews achieving a fantastic 4 A*grades and Will Lynas an amazing 5 A* grades during his time at Bishop Luffa!
Bishop Luffa students will be studying many different subjects at universities across the country, including creative arts, marketing, humanities, science and mathematics.
Five Bishop Luffa students will be studying at either Oxford or Cambridge next year: Amenie Groves to read Modern & Medieval Languages at Cambridge; Alice Rubli reading French & Portuguese at Oxford; Rachel Turner to read History at Oxford, George Murphy reading Economics at Cambridge, and Leila Karim (who achieved 4 A*s in last year's A'levels) will be reading Engineering at Cambridge.
We also have five students off to study medicine, veterinary science and dentistry. Our medics are Amelia Bromell at Exeter, and Tabitha Sullivan and Maisie Tate at Birmingham. Jodie Moore will study veterinary medicine at Nottingham, and Molly Riggs is off to Plymouth to study dental surgery.
Head of Sixth Form Jamie Saunders said, ‘This year group have been amazing to work with. They have faced so many challenges over the last few years but remained steadfast throughout and achieved their goals. They are a very diverse group of strong characters and it has been wonderful to see them support each other so well through-out their A-levels. Remarkably, they have also found the time to raise over £9000 for their three Sixth Form charities, through the Fashion Show and Charity Week. They know how to have a good time, too, and live life to the full, having thoroughly enjoyed and made the most of our social celebrations, such as the Winter and Summer Balls! They will all be sorely missed by us here, but we know that they leave us extremely well-equipped with the skills required to face exciting futures ahead.’