A-level success for Downend and Mangotsfield students
Published on: 18 Aug 2016
Happy students at Mangotsfield School: Dani Garner, Jemma Lord, Jack Hindmarsh, Janette Kotter and Jemma Merrick
STUDENTS from Downend and Mangotsfield Sixth Form are celebrating some excellent A-level results.
The two secondary schools merged their sixth forms a year ago to allow a wider curriculum and an increased focus on academic outcomes - and it’s paid off.
Many teenagers have secured places at leading universities, including Lewis Webb, who is off to Oxford, and others on higher level apprenticeships and similar schemes.
Bethanie Shaw has been selected for a competitive six-year programme with KPMG, which will mean she earns a salary as well as completing a degree in accounting and finance.
David Spence, head teacher at Mangotsfield School, said: “These are really pleasing results, with us exceeding our targets. I am delighted with what our students have achieved. They have done themselves proud. I’m also very grateful for the support of parents and the dedication of my staff team.”
Downend School head teacher Mark Fuller said: “I would like to congratulate all of our students on their A-level and AS-level results. They have worked incredibly hard and deserve the success they have achieved. I would also like to thank their parents for the support they have given and the teaching staff at the school for their hard work.”
Mangotsfield School - highlights
Lewis Webb - A, A, A : in Psychology, Maths and Biology, going on to study Psychologyat St Edmund Hall, Oxford
Lauren Bush - A, A, B : in Biology, Chemistry and Maths, going on to study Biomedical Science at Birmingham University
Beth Shaw - A, A, B : in Geography, Law and Maths, starting an apprenticeship with KPMG
Daniele Garner - A*A, C: in Sociology, Psychology and History, studying Adult nursing at UWE
Sam Redfern - A*, B, B: in Maths, Biology and Physics, going on to study Mathematics
Ollie Marks - B, B, B, C: in Sociology, Psychology, RS and English Literature, going on to study Philosophy and Ethics at Bath Spa University
Downend School - highlights
Callum Cook – A*, A*, A, A going on to study Medicine at Birmingham
Toby Cook – A*, A*, A going on to study Maths & Economics at LSE
Nayeem Hussain – A*, A*, A going on to study Chemistry at Bristol
Saphron Evans – A*, A, A going on to study Psychology at Birmingham
Chloe Henderson – A*, A, A going on to study Criminology at Cardiff
Josh Wraith – A*, A, A going on to study Geography at Exeter
Natalie Jefferies – A, A, A going on to study English at Nottingham
James Nuttall – A*, A, B going on to study Physics at either Cardiff or Nottingham