Tytherington School is celebrating yet another year of record-breaking results. These results include superb performance at the highest grades, as 34% of all exam entries received A* or A grades, including 13% at A*. A record-breaking 64% of all exam entries were graded A*-B and 88% A*-C. The pass rate remains at 100%. The progress of our students remains outstanding. These results should yet again place us in the top 10% of all Sixth Forms in England.
The following students achieved A*/As across the board and are now about to embark on successful university careers. Their university courses and destinations are in brackets: Alex Fisher (Chemical Engineering at Bath); Sam Armitt (Engineering at Durham); Sean Middlehurst (Mathematics at Warwick); Matthew de Sousa (Medicine at Hull York Medical School); Rhiannon Melliar-Smith (Human, Social and Political Sciences at Trinity Hall College, Cambridge); George Williams (Computer Science at York); Laura Bailey (Business and Management at Durham); Amber Birchill (English and French at Sheffield); Martha Bird (Liberal Arts and Sciences, Birmingham); Emily Christopherson (Geography at Edge Hill University); Emma Carter (Biology at Newcastle); Lauren Haley (Anthropology at Goldsmiths College, London); Conor Day (Mechanical Engineering at Loughborough); James Lawrence (Biochemistry at Exeter); Alice Watson (Medicine at Nottingham); Joseph Pemberton (Sports Development at Liverpool John Moores University) and Peter Griffen (Art Foundation Course at Leeds College of Art).
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). We are also delighted by the achievements of our Biology students who took their exams in the aftermath of the tragic death of Mr Guy Wharton. He would be delighted with the achievements of his A-Level class with an astonishing 75% meeting or exceeding their target grades. This places their performance significantly above the national average.
Behind the statistics and numbers, there are many astonishing stories. For example, we are delighted by the results of Emma Henderson who achieved two distinctions starred and a distinction in her BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport course. Emma combined studying for A-Levels with playing for Stoke City Ladies. In April she went on tour to Puerto del Carmen (Lanzarote) and played against the International Lanzarote/Fuerteventura team and the Under 21s national team. Emma has turned down several offers of scholarships in the US to enable her to care for her mum. She is a fantastic student.
Entrepreneur Conor Day achieved straight As at A-Level whilst quietly building an empire which will eventually rival Apple! Conor has developed an internet gaming business. Their most successful product is an internet game which has had over 5 million game plays and a fan community of over 75,000. He also successfully completed an internship at AstraZeneca during the summer holidays.
Mr Manny Botwe, Headteacher said: ‘I am so proud of the achievements of all our students at Sixth Form. Yet again we have achieved record results which should place us in the top 10 percent of Sixth Forms in England. We have a very proud comprehensive tradition at our Sixth Form and I’m delighted that we have students going to the top universities, apprenticeships and the world of work. The hard work of our students, the commitment of our staff and their sheer enthusiasm for learning has resulted in another year of excellent A-level results for our outstanding 6th Form. I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all of our young people across the Macclesfield schools on their deserved success; we wish you all the very best for the future.”