Principal’s Blog, Hazeley A Level Results

A level results day is always special, the students who receive them today are a credit to themselves, their families and Hazeley in more ways than just their excellent grades. They have helped create a legacy of a 6th form that adds to our community helping make it a very special place that forges well rounded “5 dimensional students”, as is the vision of our Trust with Shenley Brook End School.

I am sure that the Garret household will be celebrating tonight as 6’ 5” twins Alex and Joe both achieved 3 A* and are going to Warwick University to respectively study Physics and Mechanical Engineering.

   

Ronnie Hale did not just achieve an A* for his art work, but scored 100%, he is off to Birmingham to study Political Science.

Callum Taylor will be the first person from Hazeley to study Veterinary Medicine which he will do at the Royal College of Veterinary Medicine.

Some other stand out success include:

  • Ewan Waggott achieving 2 A* and 2As also going to Warwick to study maths
  • Eva Gilet A*A*B Engineering
  • Geith Abdul Majid A*AA will be studying Engineering at Durham
  • Becky Matcham AAB Dental Hygiene at Birmingham
  • Paris Hale (who some may recall as the lead in our school production) who is off to study Drama at the prestigious Italia Conti
  • Jordan Hemani AAB
  • Annabel Waters Distinction, Distinction B going to Hull to study Nursing
  • Carys Rickaby A*AB is studying Law at York
  • Holly Allen achieved Distinction* Distinction A will be studying Psychology at Northampton

We have some students who have used their grades to secure highly competitive apprenticeships including James Aylett at VW.

Although it is tempting, and easy to simply see the grades, especially the As and A*s it is important to recognise that some students achieved their grades while facing great personal challenges, it is that Character, Confidence and Creativity that will help take these young people on in their lives and set them apart from other students in a very positive way.

Some subjects that have performed particularly well in terms of progress included Business Studies, Psychology, Btec IT, Government and Politics, Theatre Studies, Philosophy and Ethics and Art. As is becoming the norm at Hazeley there was a plethora of top grades in the STEM (science/ technology/ engineering and maths) subjects for example Physics where 50% of the students gained A*-B grades.

Any onlookers questioning the difficulty of the exam papers might want to challenge themselves to complete one of the papers in exam conditions and see if they still feel the same way, I suspect they won’t. Our young people are sitting some of the most rigorous exams and due to a blend of their  hard work, the support of their families and Hazeley they have done very well and I am sure that they will continue to do so.

Mr Nelson