Aylesbury High School students are heading off to (at the last count) 62 different universities to study 118 different degree courses, on the strength of today’s A Level results. A number will be studying abroad or including a year in industry as part of their degrees, with around a dozen taking a gap year before starting university.
Like many schools, we are seeing the post-18 picture become more varied as students also embrace the range of non-university options open to them with increasingly attractive apprenticeships and work-based study.
We expect at least nine students to take up places at Oxford and Cambridge while up to ten students will be studying medicine, dentistry or veterinary medicine.
Fifty seven students, almost one third of the cohort, achieved 3 A grades at A Level or better and special congratulations go to Zoe Berkeley, Shreeya Bhogle, Jade Clarke, Katherine Dalby, Leonie Glasson and Georgina Wilmot, who all achieved at least 3 A* grades.
Alan Rosen, Headteacher of Aylesbury High School, said, “This is the first year of revised A Level specifications in a number of subjects (with the others following in the next three years) so we are pleased to see how well students and teachers have adapted to the new courses.
These results are a real tribute to the students’ dedication and talent and we must not forget all the teachers and support staff who have inspired and encouraged them throughout both their primary and secondary education. It is fascinating to see the impressive range of courses that our students are about to study, going from Accounting and Aeronautical Engineering all the way to Sociology and Criminology, Sports Science, Textile Design, Veterinary Medicine and Wildlife Conservation.
This group of students have not only achieved very creditable exam results but have gained so much more during their time at Aylesbury High School, supporting charities, undertaking community service, going on trips and expeditions, and enjoying themselves as well. We wish them the very best for the future.”