'Superb' results are the highest yet for John Taylor students
By Lichfield Mercury | Friday, August 24, 2012, 09:00
STUDENTS in Year 13 at John Taylor High School in Barton under Needwood are celebrating a "superb" set of A-level and BTEC results.
Students at John Taylor High School celebrate some incredible results.
From left: Ben Hendon, Jack Moss, Joe Matchett, Claudia Russell and Chloe Dughan.
John Taylor student Harry Laing.
The 2012 pass rate was well over 99 per cent, the highest yet achieved at the school, with 59 per cent of grades being achieved at A*, A or B – five per cent higher than last year's record.
"We are delighted with these achievements," said principal Mike Donoghue. "They are a testament to the hard work and ability of our students and staff, and a recognition that we are preparing our young people to contribute positively to our society.
"The overwhelming majority of our students will be in a position to accept a place at a university of their choice or move on to the employ- ment or apprenticeships they aspire to.
"For each and every one of them, exciting futures lie ahead, built upon a firm educational foundation.
"We wish them all our congratulations and continued success in further study and employment."
A number of students achieved exceptional results. They included Ben Hendon (4A*s), Jack Moss (3 A*s and 1A), Joe Matchett (3A*s), Claudia Russell (2A*s and 2As), James Lane (1A* and 3As), and Emily Orton, Harry Laing, Lizzy Sharkey, Kathryn O'Connell (all with 1A* and 2As).
Destinations and subjects for these youngsters include Cambridge University (chemical engineering); Edinburgh University (medicine); Leicester University (medicine); Manchester University (chemical engineering); Bristol University (law); St Andrew's University (French and Spanish); Warwick University (history); and Newcastle University (chemical engineering).
In total, 21 students at John Taylor attained three A grades or above.