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    A-level success for Thirsk School and Sixth Form College

    Students from Thirsk School and Sixth Form College have been celebrating another set of extremely strong A level results. Continuing the academic traditions of the college, 25% of grades achieved were either an A or an A*, whilst in the vocational courses the average grade achieved by a student was a Distinction*- the highest that can be awarded. As has been the case in a number of recent years, over 95% of students gained places at the university of their choice.

    Some notable successes amongst this year’s results were Aidan Tulloch (A* A* A*), who is departing to read English Literature at Christ’s College, Cambridge, and Jack Cross (A* A* A* (EPQ: B)), who is going to read Economics and Management at Trinity College, Oxford. Oliver Harrison ( A* A  A (EPQ: A*)) has a place at St Andrews to read Arabic, Spanish and German, whilst our Head Girl, Wiktoria Fatz (A A B (EPQ: B)) is going to Durham to read Biological Science. Head Boy Louis Benoit (A* A* A (EPQ: A*)) is going to be travelling to Thailand, Australia and New Zealand to play football, skydive, and consider his huge range of options.

    These results represent a pinnacle of academic success, but beyond these individuals we have students continuing their studies in areas that are incredibly varied. We have future nurses and army medics. We have aspiring vets, lawyers and fashion buyers. We have students studying Childcare, Fine Art and Physics. We also have students taking up increasingly ambitious gap years, with Max Ashman and Will Chapman gaining places to work in some of the poorest parts of the world through Project Trust. Emma Lambden, Headteacher, said ‘I am hugely impressed by the ambition and achievement of these young people. Their hard work, backed up by their families and our teachers, is a testament to what students at Thirsk School and Sixth Form College are capable of.’