Cheslyn Hay Academy, Saredon Road, Cheslyn Hay, WS6 7JQ
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Finn Pickering Evie Gallimore Louis Beesley Ethan Davies Freya Chinnery Meghan Story

Aspire Sixth Form Celebrates a Strong Set of Post-16 Results

17th August 2023

Aspire Sixth Form students from Cheslyn Hay Academy and Great Wyrley Academy are celebrating after receiving their A Level and vocational results today. 

The sixth form, which is based across the two schools and is part of Windsor Academy Trust, is pleased to announce another year of strong results achieved by its students as national grading returns to pre-pandemic levels.

In a year where outcomes, nationally, have returned to 2019 levels, Aspire Sixth student attainment and average points scores have risen compared to 2019 levels. Given some of the disruption seen during the pandemic, students have improved on the performance of their counterparts from 2019.  

Aspire Sixth students achieved 43 A*-A grades with 21 students gaining at least one A* or A. 11 students achieved three or more A*-A grades. Students who studied vocational qualifications achieved an average grade of ‘Distinction’. 

Subjects that saw particular success included BTEC Sport, where the average grade was Distinction*; History A Level, where 20% of students gained an A*; and Physics, Politics, and Sociology A Levels, which all had more than 30% of students achieving an A* or A grade.

Students are now looking forward to progressing onto their chosen universities (including 16 heading to Oxbridge and other Russell-Group universities), exciting apprenticeships and employment at leading organisations. 

While all students have done incredibly well, there are some standout individual achievements. These include:

  • Freya Chinnery, who secured 2 A*s in History and English Literature and an A in Politics, will be heading to York University to study History
  • Katie Rowley, who achieved A* in History and As in Sociology and Government and Politics, will be heading to Churchill College, Cambridge to study History
  • Meghan Story (Edinburgh), Finn Pickering (Birmingham) and Louis Beesley (Aston) who all achieved 2 grade As and an A*
  • Josh Mermod (Warwick), Emilia Jones (York), Evie Gallimore (Wolverhampton) and Ethan Davies (Leeds) who all got straight As or Distinction*s
  • Hannah Trubshaw (Wolverhampton), who achieved triple Distinction* in BTEC Sport

Collecting her A Level results today, Katie Rowley, said:
“I’m so excited about going to Cambridge; it wasn't until Year 12 that I thought about going to Cambridge after two of my teachers told me that I could do it and encouraged me to apply.’’

Collecting her A Level results today, Meghan Story, said:

“I'm really pleased with my results now that I've seen them. I wasn't expecting any A*s but it shows that hard work over two years gets you there.”

Kelly Moore, Headteacher at Great Wyrley Academy, and Tom Macdonald, Headteacher at Cheslyn Hay Academy, said: 

“We are incredibly pleased to see our students perform so well: they have weathered the storm of COVID and emerged stronger. This year, grading has returned to pre-pandemic levels and our students have achieved some incredible results, securing their chosen university course or apprenticeship programme. We have been overwhelmed by the joy and success of our young people, which is well deserved following tremendous effort and determination from both students and staff.” 


Dawn Haywood, Chief Executive at Windsor Academy Trust, said: 

“I’m thrilled to see our students at our Aspire Sixth Form achieve such strong results and secure aspirational university places or apprenticeships. I couldn’t be prouder of our students, who have worked incredibly hard to achieve such positive outcomes, and our staff, who constantly strive to unlock the academic and personal potential of all our young people.”

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