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Delight as JCSC Sixth Form students receive their A-Level results

Delighted Sixth Form students at James Calvert Spence College this morning received their A-Level results and confirmed places at university after two years of hard work and determination. 

Executive Headteacher, Neil Rodgers joined his students to learn their individual results and how these affected their dreams and aspirations for the future.

Mr Rodgers commented, “A Level Results Day is such an important day for our students and a day which can literally determine the rest of their lives. It’s sometimes a day of tears, both joy and sadness, but overall we’re celebrating a wonderful year for A level with 64.1% awarded A*, A or equivalent and 66.7% of grades A*-B, or equivalent. With a 100% pass rate overall.

“There are too many fantastic individual success stories to report them all, but this year’s highlights include, Jacob Bumbieris gaining a place at Newcastle studying Chemical Engineering and Matthew Coulter studying Maths at Newcastle.  In fact 46% of our students are bound for university” 

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Matthew Coulter, pictured with Sophie Walker and head of Sixth Form, Rachel Brown

One of the first to receive their results and mentioned by Executive Headteacher Neil Rodgers was Matthew Coulter who secured his place at Newcastle University studying Maths. When asked if he was nervous about going to university, Matthew replied  “no, not nervous just excited.” He also said he was “chilled and happy” about his results.

Rachel Mounsey was so delighted she cried tears of joy after achieving a Distinction* in Fashion, B’s in Geography and Creative Writing and a C in DT, securing her place at Northumbria University studying 3D Design.

“Miss Brown is the best Head of Sixth Form.  I really pulled my grades round from last year, especially in Geography, from a D to a B and that’s thanks to Mr Frater.  I’m really happy with my results.”

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Rachel Mounsey will be studying 3D Design at Northumbria University next year

Dan Cook was celebrating after he earned the grades he needed to gain his place at Newcastle University studying Bio Chemistry. Achieving 3 B’s in Maths Chemistry and Biology he said “I’m so relieved and happy. I was a little nervous this morning but overall happy.”

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Dan Cook will be studying Bio Chemistry at Newcastle University next year

Jacob Bumbieris (pictured with Rachel Brown below) also gained a place at Newcastle University studying Chemical Engineering after achieving two A grades in Physics and Maths and a B grade in Chemistry.

“I’m relieved but happy” he commented. “I’m probably more relieved after all the stress but very happy.”

Carly Jones was also feeling relieved after achieving three Distinction*’s in Fashion, Business Studies and ICT, gaining her a place at Northumbria University studying Fashion Design Marketing. “I feel very good and accomplished” she added.

Jack Southward  said he was “absolutely relieved” after achieving a Distinction* in ICT, a B in Physics and a C in Chemistry and Maths which secured the place in the Royal Air Force in which he needed the grades for.

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Jacob will be studying Chemical Engineering at Newcastle University next year

Executive Head, Neil Rodgers added, “At JCSC, we are very ambitious for all our students, whatever their starting points and we are all immensely proud of their successes this year.  But education isn’t all about exam success and we’re delighted for all our students who may or may not have achieved the grades they wanted and are now going on to adult life. This year has been a pleasure to teach and we wish them all well.”

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Jack (left) will be in the RAF next year whilst Carly (right) will be studying Fashion Design Marketing at Northumbria University

Andrew Mounsey


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