Homewood School - A-level results August 2017

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Homewood School & Sixth Form Centre students and staff are celebrating excellent A-level results again this year, embedding further the success of previous years. Over half the grades achieved were at C and above with the overall pass rate at 96%. There were particularly outstanding outcomes in Graphic Design, Music, Business Studies, World Development and Creative Writing with strong results across the board, including Languages and the Science and Humanities subjects. At the time of writing, all the students who applied to University have been successful in securing a place. As in previous years, virtually all students leaving Homewood have a confirmed place at University, College or in employment with training. 

Given that this is the first year in which the reformed A-levels have been examined, we are proud of our students for the way they have adapted to the very significant changes and maintained a high level of performance across their subjects. Mrs Lees commented: “Thirteen subjects were examined under the new linear A-level structure, meaning that students were tested on all the work completed over the two year course rather than it being split into AS and A-level modules as in previous years. Implementing these changes has involved a lot of work and commitment from staff and students, with limited information to work with and no previous exam papers to refer to in preparing for the exams. I am proud and delighted with the way our students have responded and the success they have achieved.”

She added: “A-level results day is all about individual students and their achievements. The big question to ask is whether they have achieved what they need to take their next step of choice, whether that be into higher or further education, or employment. I am delighted that once again the answer to that question has been a resounding ‘yes!’”

In this year’s results there were many outstanding performances from individual students. 

Below are the results achieved by some of the highest performing students, with their University destinations: (Note: for BTECs D indicates a Distinction)

S J Lees

Principal

17 August 2017

A selection of the highest performing students: George Karabassis – Computer Science A, Maths A, Physics A; has applied to Edinburgh to study Software Engineering. Kieran Eland – Sport BTEC D*, Business BTEC D, ICT BTEC D*D*; has applied to study Sport Performance Analysis at Cardiff Metropolitan University. Jamie Lester – Psychology A*, Biology B, Chemistry B, Textiles B; has applied to study Physiotherapy at Southampton. Alex Morris – Business BTEC D, Textiles A, English Literature C, Maths D, Photography ‘AS’ A; has applied to study Fashion Production Print at UCA. Charlotte David – World Development A*, Biology B, Geography B, Chemistry E; has applied to study Marine Biology at Plymouth. Liam Fletcher – ICT BTEC D*D*, Graphics B, Finance Dip B; has applied to study accounting and finance at Kent University. Fyona Cunningham – Business BTEC D*, History B, Maths B, Photography C; has applied to study History at Canterbury Christ Church University. Emily Hope – Creative Writing A, Public Services BTEC D*, English Literature E, Extended Project A; has started work in IT, but intends to continue creative writing. George Capstick – Graphics A*, Geography A, Maths C; has applied to study Architecture at UCL. Daisy Bull – Creative Writing A, English Literature A, Drama and Theatre Studies C; has applied to study Acting at East 15. Harriet Perks – Geography B, History B, Religious Studies B; has applied to study Globalisation, politics and culture at Brighton University. Ruth Slater – Business A, English Language and Literature A, Chemistry D; has applied to study Fashion Marketing at the University of the Arts in London. Ellie Bournes – World Development A, Business B, English Language and Literature B. Luke Wilding – Graphics A*, Film Studies A, Media Studies B, English Literature C; has applied to study Graphic Design at Brighton. Ethan Gibbs – Business A*, World Development A, Sport BTEC M; has applied to study International Business at the University of Kent. Emily Ross-Smith – Sociology B, English Lang Lit B, Religious Studies C; has applied to study Sociology in Canterbury. Kira Mathews – Business BTEC D, Fine Art A, Graphics A, Travel and Tourism C. Eryn Baxter – Photography B, Creative Writing C, English Literature D, Extended Project A; has applied to study Photography at Falmouth University. James Hall – Film Studies B, English Literature C, History C, Extended Project A; has applied to study Film at Falmouth University. Callum Budd – Film Studies B, Media Studies B, Communication and Culture C and Religious Studies D. Michael Orchard – Creative Writing A, Film Studies B, English Literature D; has applied to study English and American Literature with Creative Writing at Kent University. James Hoyle – Maths A, Computer Science C, Further Maths C; has applied to study Maths at Portsmouth. Abbie Hicks – French A, English Literature C, Psychology C; has applied to study Arts and Festival Management at De Montfort University. Imogen Wood – Music BTEC D*, Dance C, Drama and Theatre Studies D, Creative Writing ‘AS’ C; has applied to study Theatre and Performance Technology at Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts. Toby Maskell – Maths A, Chemistry C, and Further Maths D has applied to study Maths at UEA. Rosie Matthews – Biology C, English Literature C, Maths D, Physics D; has applied to continue her study of Science. Alice Gombedza – Sociology B, Religious Studies C, Travel and Tourism C; has applied to study Accounting and Finance at Portsmouth. Teni Latunji – Business BTEC M, Sociology C, English Lang and Lit D; has applied to Sociology with Psychology. Lauren Burnell – Creative Writing B, German C, Physics C, Spanish AS B. Cameron Batten – Psychology A, Sociology B, Religious Studies C, Finance B.

George Karabassis - Computer Science A, Maths A, Physics A; has applied to Edinburgh to study Software Engineering

Kieran Eland - Sport BTEC D*, Business BTEC D, ICT BTEC D*D*; has applied to study Sport Performance Analysis at Cardiff Metropolitan University

Alex Morris – Business BTEC D, Textiles A, English Literature C, Maths D, Photography ‘AS’ A; has applied to study Fashion Production Print at UCA.

Daisy Bull – Creative Writing A, English Literature A, Drama and Theatre Studies C; has applied to study Acting at East 15.

Rosie Matthews - Biology C, English Literature C, Maths D, Physics D; has applied to continue her study of Science and Charlotte David - World Development A*, Biology B, Geography B, Chemistry E; has applied to study Marine Biology at Plymouth. 

Imogen Wood - Music BTEC D*, Dance C, Drama and Theatre Studies D, Creative Writing ‘AS’ C; has applied to study Theatre and Performance Technology at Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts.

George Capstick Head Boy - Graphics A*, Geography A, Maths C; has applied to study Architecture at UCL with Mr Gavin Mills Director of Sixth Form.

Harriet Perks Head Girl -  Geography B, History B, Religious Studies B; has applied to study Globalisation, politics and culture at Brighton University.

Liam Fletcher - ICT BTEC D*D*, Graphics B, Finance Dip B; has applied to study accounting and finance at Kent University.

Alice Gombedza – Sociology B, Religious Studies C, Travel and Tourism C; has applied to study Accounting and Finance at Portsmouth and Teni Latunji – Business BTEC M, Sociology C, English Lang and Lit D; has applied to Sociology with Psychology. 

Emily Hope – Creative Writing A, Public Services BTEC D*, English Literature E, Extended Project A; has started work in IT, but intends to continue creative writing.