A-levels: Star man Alex is off to Cambridge

Dominic Tackley - 2 AS ,B.  Alex Lipov - 4 A Stars,A. David O Doherty - 2A Stars , C. Lawrence Howes-Yarlett - 2 A Stars,C.
Dominic Tackley - 2 AS ,B. Alex Lipov - 4 A Stars,A. David O Doherty - 2A Stars , C. Lawrence Howes-Yarlett - 2 A Stars,C.

Staff at St Wilfrid’s School said they were committed to raising standards after more students than ever secured A* grades at A-level.

The results, which saw 99 per cent of students earn a passing grade, were described as “a testament to the hard work of students and staff” as well as the continued support from parents.

Alex Lipov

Alex Lipov

Some 71 per cent of students earned grades A*-C, 43 per cent received A*-B and 17 per cent A*-A.

Top of the tree was Alex Lipov who, with four A*’s and one A, has secured a place at Cambridge University to study Natural Sciences.

Headteacher Michael Ferry, said: “At a time of continuous change in education there is now more pressure on students and teachers than ever before.

“I feel so proud of the outstanding achievements that our students have made with their hard work over the least two years.

Fatima Paiva Lopes

Fatima Paiva Lopes

“The support which they have been given by their teachers have been tremendous and by working together it just shows what can be achieved.

“On behalf of all of the staff I wish them the very best of luck for whatever lies ahead.”

As well as Alex, some of the outstanding performances included:

Fatima Paiva Lopes – two A*s, one A and one B

Alex Hill – two A*’s and one B

David O’Doherty – two A*’s and one C

Zuzanna Tlalka – one A*, one B and two C’s

Dominic Tackley – two A’s and one B

Maria Timarchi – two A’s and one B

Johnny Keaveney – two A’s and one B

Lawrence Howes-Yarlett – two A’s and one C

Samantha Smith – one A and two B

Jean Isou – one A and two B

Juliana Kohli – one A and two B

Don’t miss out on all the latest breaking news where you live.

Here are four ways you can be sure you’ll be amongst the first to know what’s going on.

1) Make our website your homepage at www.crawleyobserver.co.uk

2) Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/crawleyobserver

3) Follow us on Twitter @Crawley_Obby

4) Register with us by clicking on ‘sign in’ (top right corner). You can then receive our daily newsletter AND add your point of view to stories that you read here.

And do share with your family and friends - so they don’t miss out!

The Crawley Observer - always the first with your local news.

Be part of it.