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Introducing the AET A Level High Achievers

posted Aug 18, 2017, 6:41 AM by Richard Sparks   [ updated Aug 18, 2017, 6:55 AM ]

Across the AET academies there were many outstanding individual student achievements. Joe Rackham at Tendring Techniology College in Essex achieved top grade A*s in all four subjects: maths, further maths, computer science and history. Joe is now looking forward to attending Imperial College London to study computer science and said: “This is really unexpected. I guess all the late nights were worthwhile!”

Alexi Russell’s hard work and determination has seen him achieve the grades he needed to attend Fitzwilliam College Cambridge to study History. Alexi commented: “I am just a bit shell shocked and I am thankful that I had so much help from everyone at TTC.”

At Richmond Park Academy in West London Hillary Simpson achieved an A* and two B's and will be moving on to the University of Warwick to study Law. Hillary said: “The Academy has supported me on my academic journey and the guidance that they have given me since I arrived here to undertake my A-Levels has been brilliant."

Charlotte Hall at Richmond Park matched Joe's stunning scores of 4 A*s and her subjects were Spanish, creative writing and art. Charlotte returned from teaching English in Ghana to pick up her results and was delighted she had. She will now read Comparative Literature at University College, London.


Her colleague Sophie Heath gained 3 A*s in Creative Writing, English and history and an A in Psychology. Sophie was overwhelmed with her results which have opened up a number of new opportunities. Following her fantastic grades she will be re-applying for university places in order to study English in 2018. In the meantime, reading and travelling will be at the top of her “to do” list.

Top achievers at Kingsley Academy in west London include Shifa Batliwala who gained 2 A* and an A; Anamaria Dragulin 2 A* and a B; Patryk Dziatkiewicz A* and 2 As, Barbara Moura A* and 2 As and Kamran Waheed A*, A and B . Head Girl Amber Tulett, was thrilled to gain the results to allow her to access her longed for teacher training course at Roehampton University and declared that Kingsley had been "well worth the 7 years!”.

At Clacton Coastal Academy (CCA) Jack Carpentiere achieved best results and improvement since his GCSEs and completes his sixth form studies with an impressive 3 A grades and an A* grade. Jack has achieved this through hard work and determination, overcoming challenges along the way and has been a great support to other students during revision, giving up his own time to support others. He is moving on to the University of Sussex to study Criminology and Sociology.

A former head boy at CCA, Ben Rockell has gained an A*, 2As and 1B and has been accepted at the University of Warwick to study History and Politics. Other notable performances are from Henry Bartlett with 2A s and a C and Chloe Franklin with A*, 2Bs, C and a Distinction in performing arts.

High flyers 

Among the high-fliers at Sandown Bay Academy on the Isle of Wight are Juliette Wrixon who is off to Cambridge University to study Engineering; Lily Wyatt who is heading to Imperial College London to study Biological Sciences with Research Abroad; and Theo Vickers who is heading to Plymouth University to study Marine Biology and Oceanography.

At Witham Sixth Form Centre in Essex soon-to-be Bank of England apprentice James Collier achieved two A*s and two As.

We wish all our A level students every success in their future careers and sincerely thank their teachers and support staff for enabling them to achieve such high standards.