A-level results 2015: The Thomas Alleyne Academy, Stevenage

Joe Timoney-Smith and Esme Barrington

Joe Timoney-Smith and Esme Barrington - Credit: Archant

Students reaped the rewards of all their hard work and revision today when they celebrated a successful A-level results day.

Every pupil at The Thomas Alleyne Academy in Stevenage passed their A-level exams at A*-E.

The academy’s principal Julia Flanagan said: “We are delighted with our students’ results. The academy provides a strong focus on personal best and our study skills programme, for A-level students, aims to enhance a range of skills designed to develop independent thinking and problem solving.

“This can be seen in the results our students have achieved in their extended project qualification, taken alongside their A-levels. In this 100 per cent of students achieved a successful outcome with 61 per cent of students achieving grades A*-B.”

Notable high achievers were Esme Barrington and Joseph Timoney Smith both of whom have achieved an A and two Bs.

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Esme is going to the University of Manchester to study English literature and creative writing, while Joseph will continue his studies in politics and international relations at the University of York.

Reflecting on her time at the academy, former head girl Esme said: “I worked hard and received lots of support from my teachers but especially from my head of sixth form. I really enjoyed my time at Thomas Alleyne and am proud of what I have achieved.”

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Joseph said: “I achieved this through large amounts of hard work, both on the part of the school and myself. My time at Thomas Alleyne has been fantastic as I feel I may not have grown as well academically without the help of my teachers and fellow students.”

Executive principal Mark Lewis said: “We are delighted that so many of our students have achieved the results required to move to their next destination of choice.

“Through the support of our sponsor, North Herts College, we have been able to provide outstanding guidance and support for our post-16 students who have been expertly prepared for their chosen pathway.

“These results confirm the Ofsted judgement that Thomas Alleyne Academy has a ‘good’ sixth form with ‘outstanding’ leadership and management. We look forward to building on these successes as we continue our transformation into an outstanding academy.”

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