A-levels: Sheldon School
Five Sheldon students have made it into Oxbridge this year – a record for the Chippenham school.
At Oxford, Joe Emsley will study chemistry, Peter Hanks economics and Stephen Hayes chemistry, while at Cambridge Liam Hammond will study natural sciences and Jemima Love will read law.
Head of sixth form Michael Seeley said: “This is the first time that five students have all been offered places in the same year. We are absolutely delighted for the students, who worked very hard to win their offers.”
The average UCAS points score per student at Sheldon was again above 370 points.
And a total of 27 out of their 184 students who took A levels (15 per cent) achieved three straight As or better.
One girl, Harriet Warren, excelled with a total of five A*/A grades. She is going to study ancient history at Birmingham.
Headteacher Neil Spurdell said: “We are delighted that so many of our students are off to reputable universities and other highly regarded higher educational institutions.
“But as well as the success of the Oxbridge students, I am also thrilled that so many students have achieved their own personal targets.
“Seventy-three of the year group [40 per cent] achieved at least one grade A, which is no mean feat, and nearly 10 per cent of the grades were A*, which is very special.”
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