A-level results day 2017: Marriotts School, Stevenage

Marriotts School pupils celebrating their A-level

Marriotts School pupils celebrating their A-level - Credit: Archant

Celebration is in the air at Stevenage’s Marriotts School, as all students aiming to study at degree level obtained their first-choice university place.

Pupils celebrating their results today at Marriotts School.

Pupils celebrating their results today at Marriotts School. - Credit: Archant

The results at Marriotts’ represent a fourth straight year of improvement, both in A-levels and BTEC exams – with 50 per cent of all grades being at A*, A or equivalent.

The average grade was B or equivalent, with 80 per cent of grades being between A* and C. The overall pass rate was not available.

Top performers include Junior Kotomah, who got A grades in biology, chemistry and maths and is set to read medicine at St Andrews.

He said: “Marriotts Sixth Form has helped me to achieve the next step on my journey to become a doctor – I am now able to follow my dream.

Junior Kotomah with his A-level results at Stevenage's Marriotts School, flanked by head Beth Honnor

Junior Kotomah with his A-level results at Stevenage's Marriotts School, flanked by head Beth Honnor and assistant head Mike Winter. Picture: Marriotts School - Credit: Archant

“I would like to thank this school and my teachers for the support and guidance they have given me, I will always remember Marriotts School.”

Assistant headteacher for sixth form Mike Winter said: “I am so proud of all our students, they are a credit to the school and their families.

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“It has been so pleasing to see our students achieve their best and move on to the next stage of their lives.

“We wish all of our leavers every success in the future.”

Ellen and Leigh Turner celebrate receiving their A-level results at Stevenage's Marriotts School. Pi

Ellen and Leigh Turner celebrate receiving their A-level results at Stevenage's Marriotts School. Picture: Marriotts School - Credit: Archant

Other high flyers include head girl Katie Moore – who got top grades including two As, and will study English literature and German at the University of Nottingham.

Jordan Southern will go to the Royal Academy of Dance to study ballet education, working towards her goal of becoming a teacher.

Ellen Turner has gained a place at the University of East London to study criminology and psychology, while Leigh Turner is undertaking an apprenticeship at Stevenage’s Lister Hospital.

Christopher Bacchus will study sports science at the University of Greenwich, Tanicha Heggs and Chelsea Cogdell will read physical education the University of Brighton, and Inisa Ajazi will read chemistry at Liverpool.

Alkida Dara and Katie Moore celebrate receiving their A-level results at Stevenage's Marriotts Schoo

Alkida Dara and Katie Moore celebrate receiving their A-level results at Stevenage's Marriotts School. Picture: Marriotts School - Credit: Archant

Lewis McQueen is off to Nottingham Trent University, where he will study civil engineering – and head boy Sean Wedgwood is going to read business management and marketing at Surrey.

Tabitha Weller will study performing arts at Leeds Beckett University, and Alkida Dara will read law at Birmingham City.

A-level English teacher Tiffany Demetriou said: “It is wonderful to see the success of our sixth form at Marriotts School.

“We have seen so many of our students so pleased with their results, and heading to their first choice of university.”

Christopher Bacchus with his A-level results at Stevenage's Marriotts School. Picture: Marriotts Sch

Christopher Bacchus with his A-level results at Stevenage's Marriotts School. Picture: Marriotts School - Credit: Archant

Headteacher Bethany Honnor added: “I am delighted that yet again our Marriotts A-level students have outdone themselves and that there are so many examples of success.

“I am incredibly grateful to our teachers, families, students and community for the effort that they put in day in and day out in order to achieve such impressive results.

“Year on year we strive to develop and further improve so that our students can flourish and move on happily to the next stage of their lives.

“We are really proud of you all. Good luck and please stay in touch.”

Marriotts pupils celebrating their great results.

Marriotts pupils celebrating their great results. - Credit: Archant

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