A-levels: Star man Alex is off to Cambridge

Staff at St Wilfrid's School said they were committed to raising standards after more students than ever secured A* grades at A-level.

Dominic Tackley - 2 AS ,B.  Alex Lipov - 4 A Stars,A. David O Doherty - 2A Stars , C. Lawrence Howes-Yarlett - 2 A Stars,C.
Dominic Tackley - 2 AS ,B. Alex Lipov - 4 A Stars,A. David O Doherty - 2A Stars , C. Lawrence Howes-Yarlett - 2 A Stars,C.

The results, which saw 99 per cent of students earn a passing grade, were described as “a testament to the hard work of students and staff” as well as the continued support from parents.

Some 71 per cent of students earned grades A*-C, 43 per cent received A*-B and 17 per cent A*-A.

Top of the tree was Alex Lipov who, with four A*’s and one A, has secured a place at Cambridge University to study Natural Sciences.

Alex Lipov

Headteacher Michael Ferry, said: “At a time of continuous change in education there is now more pressure on students and teachers than ever before.

“I feel so proud of the outstanding achievements that our students have made with their hard work over the least two years.

“The support which they have been given by their teachers have been tremendous and by working together it just shows what can be achieved.

“On behalf of all of the staff I wish them the very best of luck for whatever lies ahead.”

Fatima Paiva Lopes

As well as Alex, some of the outstanding performances included:

Fatima Paiva Lopes – two A*s, one A and one B

Alex Hill – two A*’s and one B

David O’Doherty – two A*’s and one C

Zuzanna Tlalka – one A*, one B and two C’s

Dominic Tackley – two A’s and one B

Maria Timarchi – two A’s and one B

Johnny Keaveney – two A’s and one B

Lawrence Howes-Yarlett – two A’s and one C

Samantha Smith – one A and two B

Jean Isou – one A and two B

Juliana Kohli – one A and two B

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