Praise for students after A-level success at Samuel Ward

Samuel Ward Academy has once again proven its strong provision for sixth form students through another fantastic set of A-level and BTEC result.

A total of 93 students studied level 3 courses in the sixth form this year and overall students achieved 48% A*-B grades, 73% A*-C grades and the overall pass rate was 97%.

Kath Just, headteacher at the Haverhill school, said she was delighted with the results which exemplified the hard work and commitment of staff and students at the academy.

Imogen Senior, director of sixth form, added: “Our students have worked fantastically hard and we are delighted that so many of them have achieved so highly, especially given the changes in the examination system that came into force this year.

“It is a privilege to have supported our students on their academic journeys and we are very proud of all of their achievements.”

Notable student achievements included Haydn Lathangue, who achieved A* in maths and A grades in both chemistry and biology and is taking a gap year before going on to study medicine.

Maisie Bott and Tarek Schoehl both achieved a fantastic A* in maths, A in further maths, A in physics and B in chemistry. Both are taking up places to study maths at university.

Although Alice Iron already had an unconditional offer from the University of Nottingham to study English, she achieved a fantastic A in English Literature, A in geography and A in history to complete her studies with real flair. 

Dr Tim Coulson, chief executive of the Samuel Ward Academy Trust, of which the school is part of, said: “These results mean that pupils can go on to university, apprenticeships and work with the qualifications they need to succeed.

“We wish the young people every success as they go onto the next stage of their lives.”