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A Level and Vocational Results Showcase Exceptional Success, Personal Excellence, and Fantastic Futures for Students at John Taylor High School
“We are once again thrilled and incredibly proud of the achievements of our students’ this academic year”, said Headteacher Mrs. Cochrane. “Our students once again have been successful in a range of both academic and vocational courses, which has enabled them to secure University places at a range of establishments as well as higher level apprenticeships. John Taylor High School provides a learning environment with expert subject specialists, together with a culture of hard-work, resilience and perseverance in addition to high expectations and aspirations, where students can be successful and reach their full potential. These qualifications and experiences have opened doors to life beyond John Taylor High School. This successes is also down to the fantastic support the students receive from their parents and carers. I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the students on achieving their ‘personal excellence’ and thank them for their contributions to the school community and wish them every success for their futures.”
A number of students have achieved impressive results. They include:
Daksh Dhurumsing A*A*A*A*, Alice Gilmore A*A*A*A*, Magnus Syner A*A*A*A*, George Kelly A*A* A, James Rose A*A*AAD, Thomas Speers A*A*A, Elizabeth Moran A*A*A, Lily Montgomery A*A*AA, Imogen Hunt A*AA, Harleen Lehal A*AA, Shreya Odedra A*AA, Kriti Polisetty A*AB, Ruby Barlow A*BB, Natalie Boat A*BB, Alice Douglas A*BB, , Gabijus Krasauskis A*BB, Freya Reynolds A*BB.
Maisie Budge AAA, Jesse Muogbo AAA, Tess Palmer AAA, Shoaib Ali Sultan AAA, Jack Tandy AAA and Edward Wragg AAA.
Verity Kavanagh AABB, Isha Ahmer AAB, Genevieve Antona AAB, Kelly Lu AAB, Isobel McCreadie AAB, Li-Li Mulvey AA, Wala'a Shnien AAB, Isabelle Smith AAB, Sophie Sturman AAB, Jack Triptree AABD, Victoria Wankowicz AAB and Thomas Watson AAC
Areej Azhar ABC, Jacob Barnes ABBC, Jack Bird ACC, Fiona Christie AC Merit, Frances Comelio ACC, Kathryn Crowe ABBB, Amelia Crump ACD, Reeve Evitts ABB, Benjamin Lea ABB, Ka Ching Li ABB, Thomas Price AB Distinction*, Rupert Roeschlaub ABB, Katherine Scott ABB, Ellie Smith ACE, Juliette Smith ABBB, Georgia Standley ABC, Thomas Waddington ABB, Elfine Whalley ABBB, Josephine Windess ABB, Thomas Wright ACC and Harriet Wykes ABB.
The vocational qualifications were equally as impressive: Mollie Timmins Distinction* Distinction*Distinction* (A), Samee Afsar Distinction*Distinction* Merit, Grace Bird Distinction*Distinction* BB, Charlotte Breeze Distinction*Distinction*DE, Amelia Tringham Distinction*Distinction*Distinction*C, Natasha Bannister Distinction* Distinction* Distinction Distinction, Katie Spooner Distinction*Distinction*B, Lea Hannon Distinction*Distinction C, Thomas Price Distinction*AB, Archie Tomlinson Distinction*Distinction Merit, Emily Ingram Distinction*Distinction E, Macy Lindsay Distinction*Distinction Distinction, Chole Riley Distinction*Distinction B and Sky Vernon Distinction*Distinction Distinction.
Director of Post 16, Mrs Spencer said “It has been a privilege to watch our students grow and develop as they overcome their own personal challenges and I have no doubt that they will embark on the next chapter of their life with rigour and determination to succeed. These results are a culmination of years of dedication and hard work. They have embraced all the opportunities we have provided them to ensure that they make informed choices about their next steps”.
“Our students have fantastic futures ahead of them and they have chosen the full range of Post 18 pathways to pursue. A number of students have chosen to continue onto apprenticeships in the health, finance, IT and engineering sectors for example, where others have chosen to secure employment, take a gap year or continue into Higher Education”.
“I would like to wish the Class of 2023 good luck as they start the next chapter of their exciting lives and remind them that education is not just about grades. It is about the confidence to embrace change and new challenges, determination to never give up, even when you feel like you have failed and remember there is always a solution!”
Ellie Smith is stepping closer to realising her dream of becoming a professional rugby player having been accepted onto the women’s Leicester Tigers Pathway programme. Ellie said “representing Leicester Tigers is a dream come true, and I am committed to giving my absolute best every time I step onto the field. I look forward to embracing the challenges and opportunities ahead as I continue to grow as a rugby player. Go Tigers! “Studying for A Levels, alongside training and playing at this level has been a challenge but school have supported me throughout, including when I had to take a considerable amount of time off due to a knee injury. My timetable was personalised and I was provided with online learning to support my recovery”…“my advice to anyone who’s considering studying A levels alongside pursuing their sporting career is go for it but be prepared to make sacrifices along the way, when you put your mind to things you are capable of anything and these last 2 years, I proved to myself that hard work does pay off and I wouldn’t change it for anything”.
Katie Poulton (Business, Geography and Philosophy, Ethics and Religion) and William Taylor (Business, Maths and PE) have both secured apprenticeships in Accountancy with Dains Accountants. The feedback received from Katie’s work experience placement in Year 12 was a testament to her capability, with the employer noting that "We have been nothing but impressed with her. Her attitude to work and learning is fantastic. She is keen to understand and build on the information she has learnt and is applying these new skills to tasks set." Again, this is another example of the value of completing work experience in a sector linked to your future career aspirations.
Callum White is looking forward to joining Rolls Royce as one of their Quality Management Degree Apprentices. The course is based in the Civil Aerospace sector and includes a degree from Warwick University. Callum said “What attracted me to Rolls-Royce was their constant strive for perfection and their dedication to achieving environmental sustainability, both values that are important to me. Whilst the selection process had many obstacles to overcome, I feel that I was helped by John Taylor Sixth Form as they provided me with both educational support as well as the skills needed to master the selection process. I am looking forward to taking the first steps of my career with Rolls-Royce.”
Oscar Kelly said “I am thrilled to embark on an apprenticeship journey with Greenwood Projects Ltd; a distinguished company renowned for its expertise in historic restoration and development of country estates for high-net-worth individuals. The decision to join Greenwood Projects was inspired by my deep fascination with historic architecture and the company's remarkable portfolio. As an apprentice in Quantity Surveying, I am excited to contribute to their legacy by ensuring efficient cost management and project delivery. Collaborating with Birmingham City University, I will be equipped with the academic foundation necessary to excel in this role. My academic journey so far has fostered a method approach to problem solving as well as providing a basic understanding of economics, laying a robust groundwork for my venture into Quantity Surveying. Looking ahead, I aspire to master the intricacies of project management and play a pivotal role in shaping the future of historic and luxury property development.” Oscar studied A Level Biology, Economics and Philosophy, Ethics and Religion achieving grade B in all subjects.
Pippa Bates is looking forward to starting her Degree Apprenticeship in Podiatry. Her degree will be delivered by Plymouth University whilst gaining hands on experience in a clinic. Studying BTEC Human Biology and CTEC Health & Social Care provided the best pathway to secure this opportunity, alongside completing work experience in Year 12, which put Pippa in contact with local practitioners who have become mentors.
Elfine Whalley has successfully met the conditions of her offer to study Law and Criminology at the University of Birmingham having studied A Level Psychology, English Literature, Philosophy, Ethics and Religion and the Extended Project Qualification. Elfine joined John Taylor in the Sixth Form and said “In the duration of my time at John Taylor, I have been made aware what my potential is and have been guided through potential career paths, alongside being mentored through the entire process. I now know whatever happens, the possibilities are endless.”
Magnus Syner has secured a place to Read Law at the University of Oxford having achieved an A* grade in A Level English Literature, History, Law, and the Extended Project Qualification. Magnus said “I chose to study Law at University largely because of John Taylor Sixth Form’s rigorous and purposeful attitude to study, which emboldened me to begin qualifying for a vocation. The institution offered continual academic support and encouragement in realising my goals, for which I am very thankful.”
Daksh Dhurumsing has secured his place to read Mathematics at the University of Oxford having achieved an A* grade in Chemistry, Computer Science, Maths and Further Maths.
Alice Gilmore has successfully secured her place to study Physics at the University of Birmingham having achieved A*A*A*A* in Chemistry, Maths, Further Maths and Physics.
Having achieved A*A*A in A Level PE, Psychology and Philosophy, Ethics and Religion Lizzie Moran has secured her place to study Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Bath. She is looking forward to the opportunity to gain hands on experience in her placement year and his yet to decide whether this will be home or abroad.
George Kelly will be pursuing his passion for History at the University of Birmingham where he will read Ancient and Medieval History having achieved A*A*A in History, Philosophy, Ethics and Religion and English Literature.
Maise Budge has successfully met the conditions of her offer to study Chemistry with Industrial Experience at the University of Birmingham. (Chemistry A, Psychology A and Philosophy, Ethics and Religion A)
Mollie Timmis will be studying Fine Art at the University of Edinburgh having achieved Distinction*, Distinction* , Distinction* in her BTEC National Extended Diploma in Art.
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Dates for your diary:
If you are interested in finding out more about John Taylor High School, we would encourage you to attend one of our open evenings:
Year 6 (For Year 7 September 2024 intake) – 26th October 2023
Year 11 (For Year 12 September 2024 intake) 12th October 2023