Pictured: Thomas Alleyne’s High School students celebrate their A Level and vocational results.

Thomas Alleyne’s High School sixth formers are preparing to go to top universities and onto apprenticeships or further training after receiving their A Level and BTEC results.

This year, around 120 students completed A Levels with some young people also studying BTEC vocational diplomas.

This year, the majority of students have achieved the grades they need to progress to university, apprenticeships and further education and training.

Students have received offers from a range of higher education institutions including Exeter University, Queens University Belfast and the University of Bristol.

Other students have secured business degree, engineering, financial management and materials technician apprenticeships with top employers including Rolls-Royce, Royal Stoke University Hospital, DWK Life Sciences and JCB.

Julie Rudge, Headteacher of Thomas Alleyne’s High School, said: “As always, it is an incredibly exciting and emotional time of year as students discover the rewards of their hard work and look to the future.”

She added: “On behalf of everyone at Thomas Alleyne’s, I would like to congratulate our sixth form leavers on growing into confident, well rounded young people with the character, skills and qualifications to progress with the next stage of their lives. We are very proud of them and wish them every success.”

Thomas Alleyne’s High School, on Dove Bank, Uttoxeter, is Ofsted graded ‘good’ and part of Uttoxeter Learning Trust.

Evie Robins is celebrating after securing two A* grades in A Level biology and psychology, an A grade in A Level chemistry and an A* grade in the extended project qualification.

Evie, who is progressing to a degree in neuroscience and psychology at the University of Bristol, said: “I’m very happy. I knew I put the work in so I hoped the results would be positive. I am just so relieved! The school has been so supportive.”

Bella Savage, 18, has achieved three A grades in A Level business, geography and psychology and is going onto study a degree in human geography at the University of Sheffield.

Bella said: “I am so happy. I was predicted grade Cs so I worked hard to get grade As. All the teachers are so nice and really helpful. Thomas Alleyne’s is a great school.”

Maddie Winters, 18, who got three A grades in A Level design and technology, maths and psychology, is progressing to a business degree apprenticeship at DWK Life Sciences.

Maddie said: “I knew that I didn’t want to go to university so I applied for an apprenticeship. This was the one that felt right for me.”

Emily Taylor, 18, achieved two distinction stars in an applied science diploma and a forensics diploma as well as a grade B in A Level psychology and a grade A in the extended project qualification.

Emily, who has decided to study nursing at Staffordshire University after completing work experience at Queen’s Hospital Burton, said: “I am so glad that the hard work has paid off. I enjoyed the freedom in the sixth form to focus on the subjects I wanted to do.”

Isabel Punchard, 18, secured a grade A in A Level psychology and a grade B in A Level geography as well as a distinction star in the BTEC Diploma in Sporting Excellence.

Isabel, who was Deputy Head Girl and is planning to study sports and exercise science at university, said: “I’ve loved the sixth form and am so grateful for the opportunities.”

Thomas Alleyne’s sixth form offers A Levels in art, craft and design, biology, business, chemistry, English language, English literature, French, geography, history, further mathematics, mathematics, music, philosophy, physics, product design, photography and psychology as well as the extended project qualification.

Students are also able to study vocational qualifications in applied science, forensic and criminal investigation, health and social care, information technology and sport.

Students benefit from a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities that enrich their time in the sixth form and help them to develop personal and professional skills.

These experiences include joining the sixth form council, community service, charity fundraising, environmental projects, the Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme and international expeditions.

It’s not too late to apply for sixth form places starting this September. Visit https://www.thomasalleynes.uk to find out more.

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About Uttoxeter Learning Trust

·       Uttoxeter Learning Trust (ULT) is a successful multi academy trust comprising nine schools. They are Thomas Alleyne’s High School, Oldfields Hall Middle School, Windsor Park C.E Middle School, Ryecroft C.E. Middle School, Picknalls First School, Hutchinson Memorial C.E. First School, All Saints C.E. First School, The Richard Clarke First School and Bramshall Meadows First School, which opened in September 2022. All of the schools that have been inspected by Ofsted have been judged as ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’.

·       ULT’s mission is to provide an inspiring education for young people that supports them to reach their full potential and become well rounded, successful citizens. ULT’s vision is to grow its family of schools, and pupil and staff community within Uttoxeter and beyond, to provide an outstanding education and become one of the leading multi-academy trusts in the country. Visit https://www.uttlt.org/