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2017 - Outstanding A level results

Posted: August 17, 2017

Freman College’s 120 Upper Sixth students and their teachers are celebrating another set of outstanding results this summer with some of the college’s highest A level grades ever.  An exceptional proportion of the year group have achieved top grades.

The college is also celebrating more students than ever winning places at prestigious Russell Group universities across a wide range of disciplines.  In addition, a greater proportion of students than previously are moving on to lucrative, high level apprenticeships.

Headteacher, Helen Loughran said, ‘I am really delighted that the tough new A Levels haven’t thrown our students at all this year.  They were a year group who achieved exceptional GCSE results two years ago and they have gone on to make outstanding progress in their A Levels too.  I am really proud of them, as are all their teachers.  They are moving on to a fantastically diverse and impressive range of careers.’


Director of Sixth Form, Will Abell said, ‘We have high expectations of students and push them hard to achieve their very best, but we also provide lots of support.  I also think it helps that with large numbers in the Sixth Form, students get to choose from a wide range of courses and benefit from high quality specialist teaching.  The students have worked incredibly hard and really made the most of everything we have offered them.  Their parents should feel really proud of them.’

To give a few examples of the Russell Group destinations secured by A Level students, Head Boy George Marler is off to Oxford to read Medicine while Rebecca Hayward, with three A* grades, is going to Cambridge to read Veterinary Science.  Other high flyers include Tom Claydon who gained 1 A* and 3 A grades who is going to read Computing at Imperial College London and Cathy O’Sullivan who gained 2 A*s and 1 A and is taking History of Art at Edinburgh.  Tom Harrington is off to read History at Exeter, having gained 1A* and 2 As.  Sophie Shaw will be studying Architecture at Nottingham having gained 2 As and 1 B.


But many high flyers are heading straight into the world of work.  Tommy Stupple has won an apprenticeship with the Civil Service while Daniel Rhodes will be starting an analytical chemistry apprenticeship with Astra Zeneca.  Abi Friend is joining GSK to undertake a high level ICT apprenticeship while Georgina Bush has secured a place on KPMG’s highly prized apprenticeship programme.


A level high flyers include:

Tom Claydon:  Mathematics A*, Chemistry A, Further Mathematics A, Physics A

George Marler:  Biology A*, Chemistry A, Mathematics A, German B

Rebecca Hayward:  Biology A* Chemistry A*, Mathematics A*

Cathy O’Sullivan:  Art A*, Religious Studies A*, History A

Jack Congrave:  Mathematics A*, Biology A, Chemistry A

Tom Harrington:  History A*, English Literature A, Religious Studies A

Mawgan Vater:  Chemistry A*, French B, Mathematics A*

Emily Denchfield:  Art A*, Photography A*, Drama C

Elisha Edwards:  Sociology A*, Psychology A, History B

Alice Liptrot:  Mathematics A*, Chemistry A, Biology B

Izzy Richardson:  History A, Religious Studies A, Sociology A

Holly Shorey:  French A, Latin A, Religious Studies A

Lucy Tuttle:  Mathematics A*, Biology A, Physics B

Dominik Whitaker:  Business Studies A*, Mathematics A, Economics B

Sarah Foster:  Art A*, Photography B, Psychology B

Trina Hayes:  Biology A, Psychology A, Art B

Vicky Orchard:  Chemistry A, Mathematics A, Physics B

Jamie Philpott:  Mathematics A, Physics A, Further Mathematics B

Sophie Shaw:  Art A, Mathematics A, English Literature B

Aimee Woodcock:  Biology A, Mathematics A, Chemistry B

Top performing students taking Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Sports Studies - Georgia Hay, Charlie Murray, Sean Seymour, Ed Shannon and Alice Sweet - all achieved 3 Distinction* grades, equivalent to 3 A*s at A level.