A-level results 2014: Da Vinci Studio School of Science and Engineering, Stevenage

Students at the Da Vinci Studio School of Science and Engineering receiving their results.

Students at the Da Vinci Studio School of Science and Engineering receiving their results. - Credit: Archant

Students at the Da Vinci Studio School of Science and Engineering have a “glittering future” ahead of them after receiving their A-level results.

In their vocational BTEC subjects in engineering and applied sciences students achieved a 100 per cent pass rate, with the school securing a 93 per cent pass rate in AS Level Maths and 100 per cent pass rate in A2 Maths.

Star performers included Vaughn Lewis who will be studying biology at Edinburgh University and Jessamyn Briers who will read biochemistry at York university after both students received three As.

Jessamyn said: “I wanted to come to a school that specialises in science, and doing work experience puts you ahead of all the other students applying for university.” Vaughn added: “I’ve had work experience at both Glaxo and Astrium and I think these helped hugely in both my university interview and when writing my personal statement.”

Da Vinci Studio School principal Donna Lodge said: “We are proud that our students have glittering futures ahead of them. The Da Vinci School prides itself on helping to prepare students for the workplace and whilst 98 per cent of our science students are taking up places at university so will be delaying entry into the workforce, a high proportion of our engineering students have gained apprenticeships with companies such as Airbus, Aveco, BMW, Selex ES. Our highest achiever in engineering, Adam Cox achieved a triple Distinction*, (D*D*D*) and will be starting a new job with Nissan.”

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James Kavanagh gained a triple distinctions and will be studying electronic engineering at Coventry University. He said: “I’ve worked for 10 months at an electronics company as an engineer. I got an unconditional university offer which is really rare for engineering and I think it was because of the quality of my work experience.”

Other star performers included:

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Charlie Palmer DD*D*

Janine Fitzgerald DDD

Ashleigh Tirivayi D*DD

Ben Walton D*D*D*

William Stafford D*D*D

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