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A level Results 2018

2018 : Thomas Alleyne’s High School

Thomas Alleyne’s High School sixth form students have produced another fantastic set of individual results in their exams this year.

The pass rate was 95% which has once again enabled students to secure top university places including Oxford and Cambridge University and Higher Apprenticeships in companies such as Barclays Bank as well as enter into the world of work. Vocational subjects have continued to secure superb results with a 100% pass rate.

A high proportion of students achieved exceptional A-level results, with 47% of all grades being achieved at grades A*- B and 69% of all grades at A* - C. The vast majority of students have been successful in securing places at their first choice university.

There have been some exceptional individual performances:

Trudy Yates from Rugeley, senior prefect and sixth form council leader,  has been successful in securing a place to read History at Cambridge University. Trudy achieved A* in History, English and Extended Project as well as an A grade in Biology. Trudy has been awarded a bursary from OCR for when she commences her studies at Peterhouse College.

Lowri Spear from Uttoxeter, achieved A* grades in History and English Literature and a B grade in Drama. Lowri will be reading English at Oxford University. Lowri has been a regular performer in school productions during her time at Thomas Alleyne’s.

Joshua Ball from Leigh, achieved A grades in Chemistry, Maths, Further Maths and Physics. Joshua will be studying Medicine at Queen Mary University of London.

Niamh Miller from Uttoxeter, achieved a triple starred distinction in Health and Social Care. Niamh will be studying Midwifery at Nottingham University.

Jess Fry from Uttoxeter, achieved a starred distinction in Sport and distinction grades in Applied Science and Health and Social Care. Jess has accepted a place in Sports Coaching at Loughborough University.

Matthew O Farrell from Hixon, achieved A* grades in Chemistry and Physics along with an A grade in Maths and a B in Geography. Matthew has secured a place at Leeds University to study Mechanical Engineering.

Saul Barker from Leigh, who is an outgoing senior prefect and led a team who raised over £3000 for Dougie Mac Hospice achieved A grades in Maths and Physics and B grades in Chemistry and Further Maths.  Saul intends to study Aerospace Engineering at Bristol University.

Laura Allen from Mayfield, secured A grades in Chemistry, Further Maths and Physics alongside an A* in Further Maths. Laura has been accepted to study History at Loughborough University.

Peter Dingley from Alton, achieved an A* in Biology, and A grades in Chemistry, Maths and Further Maths. Peter is planning to study Biochemistry at York University.

Sarah Page from Uttoxeter, who is an outgoing senior prefect, achieved an A* in English Literature, A grades in History and Maths and a B grade in Physics. Sarah will be studying Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Nottingham University.

Lucy Vickers from Doveridge, achieved an A* in Geography, grade As in Biology and Maths and a grade B in Chemistry. Lucy will be taking a year out before commencing her studies at university.

Laura Wilson, outgoing deputy headgirl, from Kingstone achieved an A* in Maths and grade As in Further Maths and Chemistry. Laura will be taking a year out before commencing studying Maths at university.

Kirsten Astbury from Denstone, achieved A grades in Psychology and Maths and a B grade in Chemistry. Kirsten will be studying Maths at Lancaster University.

Ellie Emery and Amy Ockleton both from Uttoxeter, secured A grades in Biology, Chemistry, and Maths. Ellie will be studying Pharmacy at Cardiff University whilst Amy will be studying Biomedical Sciences at York University.  

Holly Barton achieved 2 grade As and a grade B in History, English and RE respectively. Holly will be studying Classical Civilisation at Nottingham University.

Louise Finney of Uttoxeter, achieved A* in Maths and B grades in Further Maths and Physics. Louise will be reading Mathematics at university.  

Niamh Longley from Tean, Harry Taylor from Church Leigh and Anna Sykes from Doveridge achieved 2 A grades and a B. Niamh will be studying Forensic Science, Harry and Anna, senior prefects, will be studying Physics and English respectively.  

Tom Hollins and Kate Allen both from Uttoxeter, achieved an A*, B and a C grade. Tom will be studying English at Derby University and Kate has been accepted to study Illustration at Sheffield University.

Deputy Headboy Ben Spooner from Tean has secured a highly competitive apprenticeship at Barclays Bank. Chloe Kerr has secured an apprenticeship at Unilever.

Mrs Dodd Assistant Headteacher said, "We are once again privileged to have worked with some exceptional young people, some of whom have overcome personal adversities to achieve some outstanding individual results which they should be proud of. For many of our Sixth Form students it’s been a five-year journey and, throughout their time at Thomas Alleyne’s, we have watched them grow and develop into fantastic young adults who are now ready and prepared to take their place in the world and begin the next stage in their Future Intentions. I would also like to take this opportunity to publicly thank the staff for their hard work and dedication, and parents and carers for their unwavering support."

As we welcome our new Head Girl, Maisy Bettany and Head Boy, Mackenzie Smith to their roles in our school, we are thrilled that the outgoing Head Girl, Iona Baron will be studying Law at Manchester Metropolitan University and Head Boy, Ryan Wiggins, who is currently starring as Emmett Forrest in Legally Blonde at Derby Theatre, will be pursuing a career in Acting.

Headteacher, Mrs Rudge commented, ‘We are delighted that there has been success across the board in both A levels and BTEC subjects with 75% of all grades in Mathematics being A*-B and over 55% of grades in English, Physics, Business, Photography and Chemistry being achieved at grades A* - B. Impressively of the 22 students who studied English 19 achieved a C or above. The results mean that Thomas Alleyne’s students can now move confidently on to the next stage of their lives be that into work, university or apprenticeships.’

‘Academic success is important in our school, however as part of the Uttoxeter Learning Trust, we are passionate to provide opportunities for students from the ages of 3 – 18 to develop a broad range of skills including teamwork, independence, resilience and creativity. At the start of the summer a number of students took part in our Summer School, 30 students have recently returned from Vietnam and Laos following spending the Summer trekking and completing community work. For the third year running, over 50 community-minded Year 11 students took part in the National Citizenship project, spending time in a local University, raising significant amounts for charity and completing a range of outdoor activities. We are very proud of both the academic success of our students but also the part they play in our wider community’

Over the summer we have been focusing on further developing the environment in school and are pleased to have secured funding to refurbish 6 classrooms and extend our dining facilities by over 70 places.

On the 3rd October we welcome prospective parents/carers to our annual open evening for Year 9 and on the 11th October for Year 12. In addition to the open evening we will be holding school tours where parents can join our senior team during the school day.

If anyone is interested in joining the Sixth Form, please contact the school on 01889 561820 or email