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Lichfield’s Nether Stowe School celebrates as trio of A-Level students land Oxford places

A Lichfield school is celebrating after seeing three of its students gain the grades to go to the University of Oxford.

Joseph Burns, Abigail Pavey and Jason Pilsbury

Joseph Burns, Abigail Pavey and Jason Pilsbury

Nether Stowe School said A-Level results were “high across the board”.

Head teacher Ruth Poppleton said: “As always, results day was very emotional. Some students cry with relief, others joy and some are stunned by their success.

“We are very proud of all our students and I am so pleased that they have done so well. These results reflect the hard work and dedication of our students, supported by great teachers who are prepared to go the extra mile to help them get high grades.

“Around 35% of all grades achieved were at B or above, and more than 60% of Btec were awarded distinction or distinction*.”

Among the success stories were:

  • Joseph Burns, who will be reading Engineering at Lady Margaret Hall College, Oxford, having achieved A* in Maths, A* Further Maths and A grades in both Chemistry and Physics.
  • Abigail Pavey will go to Hertford College, Oxford, to read Bio-Chemistry having achieved A* in Maths and A grades in Biology and Chemistry.
  • Jason Pilsbury will go to Christ Church College, Oxford, to read Mathematics. He achieved A* grades in Maths, Further Maths, Chemistry and an A in Physics.

“I’m very relieved and happy,” Jason said. “Speaking to previous Nether Stowe students who had been to Oxford motivated me to want to do well and get to this point.”

Other high grades included:

  • Amy Hooper – AAAB
  • Nancy McMulkin – A* AB
  • Hannah Gardner – Dist* ABC
  • Anya Perry – AAB
  • Alex Hunt – 3 x Dist*
  • Jonathan Bould – A*AC
  • Chris Wilkinson – Dist* BB
  • Ben Kenyon – ABC
  • James Husband – Dist*BC
  • Georgia Tonks – Dist* BC

Sian Smith, Head of Sixth Form, said: “Many students did very well achieving very high grades. A number achieved a minimum of 2 A grades and a B.”

Nether Stowe students Amy Hooper, Bethany Daire, Nancy McMulkin and Anya Perry

Nether Stowe students Amy Hooper, Bethany Daire, Nancy McMulkin and Anya Perry

Amy Hooper, who is going to university to read medicine, added: “I’m a bit shocked but very excited.”

Hannah Gardner, who is going to Newcastle University, added: “All the hard work and tears were worth it – I’m over the moon with my results.”

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