Rise in Fulneck School A-Level Pupils Achieving A*-B Grades


Fulneck School has seen a significant rise in the number of pupils achieving top grades in this year’s A-level results.

Whilst 72 per cent achieved A*-C grades, the independent school saw 58 per cent attaining A* to B grades, compared to 45 per cent last year.

In addition, 100 per cent of those who sat BTEC subjects attained a Distinction or Distinction *, which are the equivalent to A-level A and A* grades.

And it was also good news for those receiving their AS results today with 93 per cent of students achieving A*-E grades, a 12 per cent improvement on 2015.

One of the highlights of today’s results is Nathan Burns – a Fulneck School pupil for seven years – who achieved three A*s in his chosen subjects of Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Physics. This has secured him a place at Edinburgh University to study Mathematics.

Other home-grown success stories include Annabelle Swift and Ryan Watt, who both joined Fulneck as nursery pupils in 2001.

Annabelle achieved an A* in biology, an A in chemistry and a B in history. Ryan attained two As and a B in economics, politics and history, in addition to an A* in the Extended Project Qualification.

Fulneck School’s international cohort, who study intensive English alongside their post 16 programme of study, have achieved some outstanding results.

Derrick Kwan, who arrived at Fulneck as an overseas student in 2011, has excelled to achieve two Distinction* grades (D*D*) in the BTEC Sport Diploma, a B in A-level biology and a B grade in A-level Chinese.

Ismael Garcia Gomez achieved three B grades in A-level religious studies, media studies and Spanish and a C grade in AS Level English Language respectively. Meanwhile, Jacky Zhou achieved A, A, B in A-level mathematics, applied business and Chinese respectively.

Fulneck School Principal Deborah Newman said: “These are a very encouraging set of A-level results, and are a testament to the hard work our students have put in over the last two years.

“We have had some outstanding individual successes, with Nathan’s three A* being the highlight, and many of our students now going on to the universities of their choice.

“We wish all those who have collected their results all the best in the future – be it further education or employment, and look forward to welcoming them back at former pupil events.”


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