A-LEVEL students at two Barnfield campuses have been celebrating this morning as they received their exam results.
Barnfield South and West Academies’ first cohort of Year 13 students achieved a 95 per cent overall success rate overall, landing a number of them places at university in the process.
At Barnfield South, Amy Howe said she was 'overwhelmed' by her 2 As and a B.
The teenager – who last year was part of a group of sixth form students nominated for a Young People of the Year Award as part of their involvement in delivering an ambulance and aid to the people of Uganda – said she was amazed when she opened her envelope.
Amy, who studied Psychology, Sociology and Media, said: “I feel overwhelmed. I really didn’t expect it. I’m really happy that my hard work has paid off.” She will now study psychology at The University of Westminster.
Oliver Huseyin’s double Distinction Star in Forensic Science and a C grade in Biology netted him a place at Loughborough University to fulfil his dream of studying Human Biology.
He said: "It’s my passion since I was a little kid. I’ve been looking through my parents’ physiology books as they are both nurses. I’m absolutely ecstatic.”
Former head boy James Cable, got an A for Film Studies, a B for Media and a C in English and will now study Media Practice at University of Sussex.
At Barnfield West, Rebecca Piggot said she was delighted with her 3 B grades and Brendan Warner wowed staff with 2 As and a C.
Antony Enwinzer scored 470 UCAS points with two Distinction Star grades and a Distinction.
Amber Turner and Channelle Fensome will continue their educational journey together at The University of Bedfordshire as both girls will study Psychology and Criminology at the local institution.
Amber, who got a B and two Cs, said: “I’m really happy. I feel so relieved I could cry.”
In a joint statement, Sixth Form Principals Cathy Barr and Samia Akram said: “Our students have surpassed all our expectations and we are delighted to be able to share in their success today.”
Barnfield Skills Academy students scored a 100 per cent pass rate in the Edexcel BTEC Extended Diploma in Business – the equivalent of 3 A-Levels.
All students successfully secured places at their chosen universities.
A quintet of boys - Alex Alexiou, Kier Bout, Yousaf Mahmood, Emmanuel Osobu and Oesman Raja - achieved the equivalent of three A-Levels at the A* grade.
Ryan Hynes and Azaam Arshid achieved the equivalent of three A-Levels at an A grade, and Year 11 student Jakub Majchrzak, achieved a B grade in A-Level Polish.
Barnfield Director General Sir Peter Birkett said: “The hard work that all our students have put in over the past two years is evident in these fantastic results.
"We are very proud of all they have achieved and congratulate them in kicking off our record-breaking summer. Well done to all.”