AKS Lytham students are today celebrating an excellent set of A-level results that builds on last year’s already impressive figures.
Amongst the university successes:
- 12 students achieved straight A*/A grades including:
- Jacob Pyrah, (A*A*A*) who is moving on to read physics at Durham University;
- Naomi Forster,(AAA) who will embark on a degree in Geography & Economics at Lancaster University;
- Kamran Iqbal (AAA) who will read Landscape Architecture at Sheffield University,
- Rafaay Naeem (A*AA) who will be studying Medicine at Hull York University.
- 4 students will be taking up places at the University of St Andrews:
- Adam Iredale ( A*A*A*) will be reading Mathematics;
- Robert Pickersgill ( A*A*A) will be reading Mathematics;
- Deputy Head Girls, Bel Walton (AAA) and Scarlett Reams (AAA) will be studying Medicine and Chemistry respectively.
- 4 students will also be taking up places at Manchester University:
- Deputy Head Boy, Ben Smyth (AAA) will be joining the Medical School;
- Mohammed Bittar (A*AA) will be reading Dentistry;
- Ethan Chambers (A*AA) will be taking up a place to read Architecture;
- Deputy Head Boy, Jake Howland (A*AA), having received a prestigious army scholarship, will also be studying medicine.
Ben Smyth said:
“I’m really pleased with my results. The school has helped me so much, not just with academic help and support, but also guidance with things like my UCAS application, interview technique and work experience opportunities. I have particularly enjoyed the incredible range of extra-curricular challenges”.
The impressive results achieved by the students have also meant that a number of them will be taking up places on Higher Apprenticeships. These highly respected and competitive programmes will see Ryan Evans, Isobel Fraser, Kyle Macaulay and Thomas Wyatt, taking up posts with world-leading companies such as Deloitte, British Aerospace and BDO.
Head of Sixth Form, Phil Hayden said,
“I am delighted that, yet again, AKS students have achieved such impressive results. This group of young people have worked incredibly hard and they thoroughly deserve their success. It’s great to see so many of them get into their university of choice and the breadth of careers and courses they have chosen highlights the wide variety of specialism and interests they have.
“It is great to see so many of them pursuing their passions and interests. For instance, Myles Child is a most talented sportsman with a real love of coaching. As well as coaching younger students at school, he has regularly volunteered at his local cricket club to pass on his love of the game to the younger generation. Myles’ choice of studying a Physical Education BTEC at AKS means he is now able to take up his place to study Sport, Coaching and Physical Exercise at university.
“Deputy Head Girl Molly Turpie has committed a huge amount of time working with local charities; so much so that she has won awards for her charitable endeavours, including the King Constantine Medal, and was runner up in the Fylde Woman of the Year Award. Our students manage to combine this desire to genuinely make a difference in the community with their studies. Molly is now able to move on to University in Switzerland.
“Each of our Sixth Formers has been a real pleasure to work with and we wish them all continuing success and happiness.”
Molly Turpie said:
“At AKS I have had so many opportunities to grow as a person. I feel more globally aware and confident to take on new challenges”.
Headmaster Mike Walton said:
“We are delighted that after the years of hard work, our students have once again achieved so much. This has been a very special cohort of students, whose positive attitude, willingness to take risks and sense of social responsibility has inspired us all. To see them now achieving the individual academic success they so fully deserve gives us great pleasure. I want to thank them all for contributing so much to our school and community along the way.”