Students are celebrating a positive set of A-level results - with around 100 now preparing to move on to university after securing their required grades.
Students achieved a 99.4% pass rate - 73% of them being the top A*-C grades. With the school also achieving its second highest ever average A-level points score per student, 2016 has been another successful year for Highfields’ Sixth Form students.
Among those celebrating top grades are talented scientists, Hanvir Rai and Brian White, who are now set to join the ranks of the academic elite after securing their places at the world-famous University of Oxford.
Brian secured A*s in Chemistry, Biology and Physics, as well as an A in Mathematics, whilst Hanvir achieved the top A* gradings in Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics and Punjabi. Their results have secured the pair their places at the university, which is ranked the top university in the UK and second in the whole world.
Brian said: “A-levels have been a lot of work and sometimes stressful but I got on with it and I am really happy with my results.”
Mr K.Blower, Head of Sixth Form, said: “It has been another good year for AS and A-level results. Overall, we had a 99% pass rate and there were some fantastic individual results.
"More than 100 students are now expected to secure their places at university. I would like to personally wish them all the very best of luck as they go on to the next stage of their lives."
Fifteen students achieved one or more A* gradings. They are: Saima Akhtar, A* English; Charlotte Bailey, A* English; Anisha Bhandari, A* Sociology; Jacob Bloomer, A* English; Cameron Guy, A* English; Sharna Khabra, A* English; Nathan Painter, A* Mathematics; Gurpria Pooni, A* Psychology & Sociology; Hanvir Rai, A* Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics & Punjabi; Gugan Sangha, A* Psychology; Baneet Sarai, A* English; Lydia Sillitor, A* Sociology; Kyam Villkhu, A* Mathematics; Brian White, A* Physics, Biology, Chemistry; Luke Wilcox, A* Economics.