Worksop College students achieve highest A-Level results on record

Worksop College students Charlie Blackmore, Jordan Cooling and William Killeen.
Worksop College students Charlie Blackmore, Jordan Cooling and William Killeen.

With a record number of A* at A-level this year – staff and pupils at Worksop College are celebrating.

With 16 A* grades, the school is thrilled to be sending pupils to institutions including Oxford, Cambridge, Durham, York and UCL.

And the results represent a 3 per cent increase on last year’s figures.

Some of this year’s success stories include 18-year old Phuong Pham, who achieved an impressive four A*s at A-level and is now off to Oxford University to study bio-chemistry.

Worksop local Katy Lamkin achieved three A*s and will be studying Classics at Cambridge University – a subject she’d never come across before she joined the School in Year 9.

Others include Millie Marriott (A*,A*, A*), Nathan Barrow (A*,A,A), both achieving above predicted grades and excited to be heading to their university of choice.

Millie, who’s going to UCL to study Classics, said: “I didn’t expect it to be honest, I’m very happy.”

Nathan, who’s also over the moon, said: “I’m going to miss my friends, but really looking forward to the next stage of my life.”

“I checked my results at 6am”, said Callum Goodwin, who achieved two A*s and an A. I can’t quite believe it, still quite overwhelmed.”

Callum’s mum Susan thinks he really does deserve it. “We’re very proud, he really has put the effort in and it’s nothing less than he deserves.”

Hugh Robinson (A*,A,A) is still a little shocked, but ‘very happy’. He’s off to Kings College, London to study Ancient History.

Headmaster Gavin Horgan puts the success down to a mixture of academic focus and a programme of enrichment that teaches confidence and leadership.

“We know that great schooling from experienced and passionate teachers is only the foundation,” said Gavin.

“Our pupils are taught to strive that little bit harder and to always look to exceed expectation. We have a huge emphasis on enrichment – extra-curricular activity that teaches confidence and resilience - those vital life skills that will equip our students for university, and beyond into their careers. We are extremely proud of the efforts of all our students and I look forward to learning what they achieve next.”