A Level results at Shoreham Academy: Students secure places at universities of choice

Pupils and staff at Shoreham Academy have celebrated A-level success amid difficult circumstances.

A Level students at the school on Thursday
A Level students at the school on Thursday

Exam cancellations in the wake of coronavirus meant students received grades based on the school and Government’s predictions.

Despite the new system leaving many pupils across the country disappointed, students at Shoreham Academy were able to secure places at their first and second choice universities.

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Among them was Florence Taylor-Cooper, who will take her place to study English at the University of Bristol, and George Thomas, who will study Maths at the University of Durham.

Alice Gladman will take her place to study Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Chichester

Maryam Siddiqa secured her spot to study Medicine at Brighton Sussex Medical School and Alice Gladman will be taking up a place at the University of Chichester to study Sport and Exercise Science.

Kaleh Ndegwe will take up her place to study Biomedical Studies at Swansea University and Billy Dinsdale will take up his place to study Economics at the University of Warwick.

Eleanor Binks secured a place to study Psychology at the University of Manchester, while Louie Heal won a spot to study Computer Science at the University of Nottingham.

Meanwhile several students are set to embark on apprenticeships, with Josh Dindsdale securing a Cyber security apprenticeship at Deloitte and Owen Johnson securing an Engineering apprenticeship at Royals Royce.

Florence Taylor-Cooper will take her place to study English at the University of Bristol.

Jim Coupe, Principal at Shoreham Academy, said: “I am very pleased to see our Sixth Formers moving on successfully to the next stages of their lives and education, with so many set to join prestigious Russell Group universities this autumn. At Shoreham Academy, we pride ourselves on delivering both academic rigour and education with character and I know that the skills, experiences and opportunities that students have received during their time here will help them thrive in whatever they do next.

“It is exactly this strength of character and resilience from our students that has shone through in recent months, during what has been an undeniably difficult time for everyone. I wish them all the very best as they take their next steps at university and beyond.”

Kieran Felton, Assistant Principal overseeing the Sixth Form, added: “On behalf of our Sixth Form staff, I want to congratulate students today for the hard work and dedication they have shown throughout their results. Even through the difficulties of this year, they have been an honour to teach and I look forward to seeing what they achieve next as they move onto Higher Education and begin their adult lives.”

See more A Level results coverage from around West Sussex here.