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Budehaven Community School students are celebrating the culmination of two years’ hard work with excellent A’ Level and BTEC examination results.
Headteacher, Tracey Reynolds commented, ‘It has been wonderful to celebrate with our students this morning and to see so many smiling faces as they have collected their A Level and BTEC results. I am thrilled that nearly half of our students achieved top grades and are now preparing to move onto their first choice universities. We are so pleased that our students have risen to the challenge of the tougher examinations and have today been rewarded for their hard work. We are very proud of all of our students.’
Many students have done especially well and are now heading off to their first choice universities. Ben Morrison, a dedicated chemist has achieved a fabulous four grade As and will now study Chemistry at the University of Bath. Also attending the University of Bath will be Rory Mead, a fine rugby player and the recipient of the school’s Jon Coney Award this year who achieved two A grades and a B in his A Levels. Morgane Dumas whose art work has been stunning and is frequently exhibited in school, has achieved a fantastic A*AA in Art, English Literature and Spanish and will now specialise in Fine Art at Loughborough University. Ava du Plessis achieved three A grades opening the doors to the University of Exeter where she will study Sociology. Abby Cottier is excited to be heading to London to read Law at the University of Westminster having achieved two A grades and a B grade. Jamie Ann Hart has achieved above and beyond her target grades and this committed student has now been accepted to study Psychology at the University of the West of England. A career in Aerospace Engineering awaits Joe Hussey who achieved four A Levels at grades A and B and will now begin a degree at the University of Manchester. Connor Stripe exceeded all targets and has won a place to study Economics. Dan West’s achievements of two grade As and a B will now take him onto his degree course in Chemistry. Lottie Messum will now study Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Exeter. Jack Barrett’s hard work will now open the doors to an Apprenticeship in Business Administration.
Budehaven students studying BTEC courses have achieved a suite of the highest awards of Distinction* grades, enabling many of them to pursue undergraduate courses. Over half of students taking a BTEC course achieved Distinction*. Most students of BTEC courses are now moving on to university. Josh Benford and Kai Welton will now use their BTEC Sports Diploma Distinction* grades to study for degrees in Sports and Sports Coaching. Kieran Chapman and Sayer Clark both achieved a fantastic three Distrinction* awards in their extended diploma in Sport opening the doors for university study.
Assistant Headteacher: Director of Post 16, Matt White praised the students for their commitment to their studies, ‘Our students have worked very hard to achieve these grades and I am so pleased that this set of results will now enable them to realise their ambitions. Some students have faced real adversity and have shown such resilience that it has been particularly rewarding to see them collect the results that they deserve. Our students now leave us with grades, knowledge and skills, that will stand them in good stead for the future.’
Chair of Governors, Laura Mead who was also celebrating her son Rory’s A Level results, praised the work of the staff at the school in ensuring the continued success of Sixth Form students. ‘The governors are proud of Budehaven students’ results. We know that their grades are a result of the students and staff working in partnership. The high quality specialist teaching and strong pastoral guidance allied with their hard work, has helped them to get to this point. The Governing Board wish them the absolute best as they move onto university, into employment or onto apprenticeships.’