As A Level students across the country receive their long awaited results, here at Rastrick High School & Sixth Form we managed to catch up with a number of our students before they head off on their exciting new adventures.
Here is what they had to say,
Chris Melvin-English Year 13
I have worked extremely hard for two solid years and it has worked out well. I have just received a text from the University of Durham and I have been accepted.
I’m going to study maths. I’m still not sure what the end goal is but I know that if I keep working hard it will get me to where I need to be.
Chris’s Mum said
What an amazing day! I am really proud and just so pleased he has got into the university he wanted.
Reece Bourne – Year 13
How do you feel?
Extremely positive and shocked with my results as they are better than I thought they would be.
I was originally planning to go to Nottingham Trent University but I am planning to apply to the University of York through clearing to do a film and tv course.
What’s your long term goal now?
To achieve a good grade in my degree and secure a job in the film industry.
Sean Reilly – Year 13
How do you feel?
I feel amazing. It’s great knowing that all my hard work has paid off.
I’m going to Newcastle University to do cellular and molecular biology.
What’s the Long term Goal?
I would like to do something in the biological field. Maybe some research into the big questions in the field like cancer treatment or Alzheimer’s. After my research, I’d like to go into academia or teaching. I’d love to give something back and inspire the next generation of students.
Sean’s mum said:
I am extremely proud of Sean and all that he has achieved. It has been a long journey and superbly supported by the staff at Rastrick High School & Sixth form. They supported him every step of the way and nurtured all his skills and talents.
Mrs Murphy Assistant Headteacher Post 16 Achievement and Support said:
I am extremely pleased, it is very rewarding to see outstanding grades and know that students are now progressing into a diverse range of pathways such as universities, apprenticeships and straight into employment. This is anything from pure maths at Durham University to securing a top mechanical engineering apprenticeship.
I have led this particular group of students for the last two years over their Key Stage 5 studies and I am proud to see them develop from secondary school students into young adults, now fully equipped both academically and have the employ-ability skills to embark on the new stage of their lives.
We asked Miss Melaugh our Examinations Officer to comment.
Having supported the students throughout the whole exams process, today’s results were especially lovely to see. I was so pleased to see so many smiling faces and wish all our Year 13 students the very best of luck in all their future endeavours.
Steve Evans, Headteacher said:
Today has been a very positive day; the smiles from both students and staff are testament to all their hard work. I am very pleased that all our students have offers of university places, employment or apprenticeships, taking them to the next steps in their journey.