Lytchett Minster School is once again celebrating some outstanding A level and BTEC level 3 results.
The overall A level pass rate this year was 99%, with 78% of exams graded A*-C and 48% graded A*-B.
Two students from Lytchett gained places at Oxford University this year; Alice Ashmeade (A*AA) to read Economics and Management, and James Albin (AAA) to read Theology; a third student, Georgia Cruse Drew (A*A*A*) will be reading Philosophy at Cambridge.
Particularly noteworthy A level performances were recorded by Ben Tinsdale, who achieved A*A*A*A, and will now be going on to study Maths and Physics at Exeter University; Lola Brown-Araujo who achieved A*A*A and will be studying Geography at Leeds University, and Esme Morris who also achieved A*A*A will be heading up to Nottingham to study Veterinary Science. Rebecca Pearson achieved A*AA and is now planning to apply to study English at Oxford University.
Other superb results were achieved by Ellie Orchard (AAA), who will be studying Childhood and Youth at Winchester University and Joshua Colclough (AAA), who has been accepted by Cardiff University to study Physics. A*AB grades were achieved by Georgia Spring who will be going on to study medicine at UCL and Louise Hampden who is planning to undertake a Foundation Arts Course at Bournemouth Arts University.
Becca Amey achieved AABB and will go on to study Geography at Exeter University. A highly creditable AAB was achieved by Christiaan Wakefield, who plans to study Maths at Exeter, Ben Howard, who will go on to study Computing at Swansea, Daniel Goss who plans to study Geography at Southampton and Max Denton-Smith who is undertaking a gap year.
Lytchett students consistently perform well at BTEC level 3 and this year was no exception, with 100% pass rate and 73% Distinction Star/Distinction grades awarded. BTEC Film and TV saw all nine of its students achieve Double Distinctions (DD/D*D).
Cameron Dominey achieved Double Distinction Star in BTEC Production Arts and two Cs at A level. Chloe Gilbertson and Sophie Read both achieved a Double Distinction Star in BTEC Sport (along with a BB (Sophie) and a C (Chloe) at A level). Chloe will be going to Sussex University to study Human Geography and Sophie will be studying Paramedic Science at Bournemouth and Poole College.
Headmaster, Andrew Mead, expressed his delight at his students’ excellent results, saying, “We are really proud of our Year 13 and 14 students. They have worked exceptionally hard and achieved a fantastic set of results. We wish them every success and happiness as they set off on their university and apprenticeship placements.”