GCE Results 2019
The students and staff at Bishop Heber High School are celebrating another set of consistently excellent results with a record 29% of all grades awarded being either an A* or A. Furthermore, 60% of all A-level grades were grade B or higher and 81% of grades achieved were A*-C, demonstrating once again that Bishop Heber is one of the leading comprehensive Sixth Forms in Cheshire. Many students will now be taking up their places at universities across the country or in apprenticeship schemes, whilst others will be entering employment or taking gap years abroad. Performance across all subjects was impressive, but of particular note are Art, Chemistry, Extended Project, Further Maths, Politics and Theatre Studies where over 83% of all grades achieved were A*-B.
The performance of the following students is particularly noteworthy. Andrew Sweetnam (Whitchurch) achieved outstanding results of four A* grades securing his place to study Mathematics at Bristol. Nathan Anderton (Wrexham) gained three A* grades and one A grade and will be studying Medicine and Surgery at Newcastle, while Paul Scott (Holt) gained three A* grades and is going on to study Civil
Engineering at Nottingham. Harriet Bennion (Chester) achieved two A* grades and one A grade securing her place to study Medicine at Exeter.
Eight students all gained one A* grade and two A grades. These were Deputy Head Boy Louis Realff (Chester) he was successful in gaining a place to study Economics and International Economics at Nottingham; Sammy Banks (Malpas) will be studying Dentistry at King’s College London; Beth Buckley (Malpas) has secured a place reading Business Management at Bath; Michael Duffy (Malpas) has gained a place studying Chemical Engineering at Nottingham; Phoebe Jones (Whitchurch) will be going on to study Law and Psychology at Chester; Rachel Marlow (Whitchurch) who has secured a place at Warwick studying Politics and International Studies; Richard Morgan (Malpas) will be going on to study Civil and Architectural Engineering at Bath and Jack Wright (Chester) who has successfully gained a place studying Law at Bristol.
Deputy Head Girl Lily O’Shea (Malpas) gained an impressive four A grades securing her place to study Medicine at Manchester. Two students gained three A grades with Omar Abul-Magd (Marford) successfully taking a place to study Chemical Engineering at Leeds while James Rayfield (Farndon) is going on to study Product Design Engineering at Brunel. Also Miranda Hopkins (Wrexham) and Adam Thomasson (Whitchurch) both achieved two A* grades and one B grade and will be reading History, Politics and Economics at UCL and Physics with Theoretical Physics at Manchester respectively. Both Toby Long (Whitchurch) and Annabelle Cole (Holt) achieved one A* grade, one A grade and one B grade and have successfully gained a places studying Computer Science at Lancaster and Graphic Communication respectively. Abi Studley (Tattenhall) gained one A* grade, a Distinction and one B grade enabling her to take up a place studying Marketing and Advertising at Edge Hill.
Seven students successfully achieved two A grades and one B grade in their A-level exams. Evangeline Barrow (Whitchurch) will be studying Architecture at Nottingham; Millie Bennett (Farndon) will be reading
Sociology at Liverpool; Kieran Jones (Whitchurch) will be continuing his studies of Economics at Bristol; Isabel Lamb (Wrexham) will be heading to Newcastle to study Psychology and Biology; both Alice Bourne (Malpas) and Georgina Farrall (Tarvin) both gained places at Leeds to study Politics and Psychology respectively and Andrew Scully (Malpas) will be taking up his place at Keele to study Neuroscience.
The Headteacher, David Curry was delighted and commented: “With all the recent changes in A-levels we are especially thrilled with the outstanding success of our students today. We are extremely pleased that so many of our students achieved their expected places at a wide range of Universities. Students have once again secured places at top/prestigious universities such as Bath, Birmingham, Bristol, Durham, Exeter, Kings College, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Sheffield, UCL, York and Warwick, amongst others. These achievements demonstrate yet again that the School continues to provide high quality education to students across Cheshire and the wider area, and more importantly, that students feel challenged and supported to achieve their very best. Bishop Heber High School is an established centre of excellence for A-level and these results again demonstrate the outstanding efforts of both the students and staff. Finally, I am sure that the students would also wish me to acknowledge the hard work and commitment of the teaching and support staff at Heber who work tirelessly to help students achieve the best results they can. I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of all my colleagues and Governors at Heber to wish all ‘Leavers’ our best wishes for the future – please keep in touch.”
The Director of Sixth Form, Simon Woodward said that he was extremely proud of the effort our students have made during their time in the Sixth Form. “The success of our students is testament to their resilience and dedication. It is undoubtedly a product of the excellent working relationships between staff and students, alongside the tenacity and resilience our students have shown in their pursuit of their chosen next steps. We wish all our students continued success with their every endeavour in the future.”