Record A-Level Results for the Class of 2015
13th August 2015

Tytherington School is celebrating another year of record-breaking results. These results include superb performance at the highest grades, as 31% of all exam entries received A* or A grades, including 9% at A*. An excellent 63% of all exam entries were graded A*-B and 87% A*-C. The pass rate remains at 100%.Yet again the results at A-Level are truly outstanding and this cements our reputation as one of the leading 6th Forms in the North West.

Whilst we are very proud of the achievements of all of our students, within these results there are some exceptional individual performances that deserve particular mention. Leading the way with 3 A* grades were Eliza Dickie and Helen Stephens. Also achieving straight A/A* grades were Lucy Atkinson, Edward Caunt, Rosalind Daniels, Daniel Gayne, Alexander Gheorghiu, Matei Gheorghiu, Chelsea Griffin, Rebecca O’Brien, Adam Phillips, Matthew Purslow, Samuel Smith and Sarah Wallace.

We are also celebrating outstanding results for students studying BTEC courses. 86% of students studying either BTEC National Extended Diploma in Sport or the BTEC National Award in Finance achieved distinctions or distinctions starred.

With such fantastic results many Tytherington students are now anticipating the start of their university careers.  Maintaining Tytherington’s excellent record of students gaining places at Oxford and Cambridge Universities, Daniel Gayne has secured a place to read Human, Social and Political Sciences at Emmanuel College, Cambridge; Eliza Dickie will read Physics at Wadham College, Oxford; Rebecca O’Brien will read Law at Pembroke College, Oxford; and Sarah Wallace will read Spanish and Linguistics at St Catherine’s, Oxford.  A fifth student, Matthew Purslow, was also offered a place at Oxford University but has chosen instead to read Geophysics and Meteorology at Edinburgh University. Many others have gained places at the prestigious Russell Group universities, including Helen Stephens who has gained a place to study Medicine at Birmingham, Edward Caunt to study Geophysics at Imperial College, London, and Matei Gheorghiu to study Philosophy at UCL.  Tytherington is also very proud of students who have gained places on highly competitive Apprenticeship programmes, with four students gaining Apprenticeships with AstraZeneca including Ryan Coram who will be pursuing a sponsored degree course in Information Technology alongside paid employment.

A-Level results are strong across the full range of subjects. As in previous years our students have bucked the national trend by recording excellent results in the STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). For example, an incredible 60% of Mathematics students and over 40% of Physicists achieved an A/A* grade.  As valued members of the STEM and Careers Academy, Tytherington students have had the opportunity to work alongside a mentor in industry and undertake extended paid work placements to apply their academic study to a practical setting.  As a result our students have gained places to pursue their STEM studies at a range of Russell Group universities.

New Headteacher, Mr Emmanuel Botwe said: ‘The hard work of our students, the commitment of our staff and their shared passion for learning has resulted in another year of excellent A level results for our outstanding 6th Form. These results will ensure that we retain our position as one of the top-performing 6th Forms in the North West. I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all of our young people on their deserved success; we wish you all the very best for the future and hope that you will stay in touch with us”.

You can also read about our A Level results at the Macclesfield Express.