Doncaster A Levels results day 2014 - with videos

(l-r) Hall Cross students Jacob Wrazen got an A* in Biology, A* in Chemistry, A* in Physics, A* in Maths and is going to Cambridge, David Basi, got an A* in Physics, A* in Applied Business, A in English Language and an A in Maths and is going to York, and Jack Preece got an A in Economics, B in Government Politics and a B in Psychology and is going to Newcastle. Picture: Andrew Roe
(l-r) Hall Cross students Jacob Wrazen got an A* in Biology, A* in Chemistry, A* in Physics, A* in Maths and is going to Cambridge, David Basi, got an A* in Physics, A* in Applied Business, A in English Language and an A in Maths and is going to York, and Jack Preece got an A in Economics, B in Government Politics and a B in Psychology and is going to Newcastle. Picture: Andrew Roe

Thousands of students across Doncaster are today finding out if their hard work and effort has paid off as they wake up to their A-level results.

Throughout the day we will be bringing you all the latest news on how schools and colleges across the area have done.

And you can also take part by sending us your celebratory pictures and selfies. Email them to: Tweet @DarrenBurkeSYN or via Facebook at Doncaster Free Press Facebook

See below to find out how your school did.

Hall Cross Academy

This year has been a record one for Hall Cross, with more students than ever getting into their first choice university.

Headteacher Pippa Dodgshon said she was ‘very, very proud’ of what A level students at the school had achieved.

She said: “We’re celebrating another crop of really good results this year, a record number of people have got into university.”

“We’re really proud of all of them, we believe they’re conducting their education, and growing up, in a real goldfish bowl of public and national interest and the fact that they define themselves and work academically and achieve so much in terms of contributions to their community is something of which we are inordinately proud.”

Student Jacob Wrazen achieved four A*s in maths, biology, physics and chemistry and has been accepted to study medicine at the University of Cambridge.

The 18-year-old said he was glad that all of his hard work had paid off.

“I’m feeling absolutely ecstatic right now, I didn’t expect to do as well as this,” he added.

Video: A level day at Hall Cross

Hayfield School

Celebrations were well underway at Hayfield School in Auckley where a high number of students achieved A* and B grades in their chosen subjects.

Maria Rock, headteacher said: “The school has continued to have high standards in all subjects and as always we are extremely proud of our students, with so many of them securing places at university and achieving beyond their expectations.

Jodie Southwood, 18, was thrilled with an A in English Literature and Language, and A in Art and A* in Sociology.

Jodie who is going on to study Graphic Design at Sheffield Hallam said: “I’m really surprised by how well I’ve done and really pleased, I think my family and friends will be really pleased because they predicted lower so celebrations tonight hopefully.

Video: A level day at Hayfield School

Hill House School

Celebrations are in order for students Hill House School, which this year has achieved a record pass rate of 100 per cent.

31 per cent of exams were graded at A* or A, with 80 per cent graded at C or above.

A record 40 per cent of students achieved a minimum of ABB, while the pass rate at the highest A* grade also rose to a record 13 per cent.

Headmaster David Holland was delighted with the results and said they reflect a lot of ‘hard work and talent from both students and teachers’.

He added: “We are especially pleased that results are improving as national expectations suggest a reduction in grades, and that the great majority of our Upper Sixth are going to top universities on competitive courses.’

Star performers at the school include Emmanuel Victor from Bessacarr, who achieved a superb clean sweep of 3A*s in maths, chemistry and biology and Imogen Hooper, who combined academic studies with playing for Doncaster Hockey Club Ladies 1st and the duties of Head Girl, achieving an A*and two As and will study Dentistry at Birmingham University.

McAuley Catholic High School

A spokesman said: “On behalf of the staff and governors of the school I would like to congratulate all our students on their examination results.

“Our students continue to produce excellent results and we are particularly pleased to see a significant increase in the average number of points per entry which shows how well our students are doing. Over 55% of all results were graded at A*-B this year.

“Over 95% of our students who applied to university got accepted onto their preferred course and a sizeable proportion of the remaining students who didn’t choose to go onto higher education have secured apprenticeships/employment; some at multinational institutions e.g. Rolls Royce and Boeing.

“We are very proud of each and every student, some of whom have secured remarkable results in the face of challenging circumstances and wish them the very best for the future.

Staff were thrilled with the results this year, with many students being accepted into their first choice university place.

Christopher Kenny, 18 was celebrating after achieving an A* in Maths, B in Physics, C in Music and A in AS Further Maths and is going to study Astro Physics at Leeds University.

He said: “I’m really pleased with them and I think my family and friends will be really pleased, I definitely going to go out and have a few drink with my mates and celebrate.”

Video: A level day at McAuley Catholic School

Trinity Academy

2014 has been a successful year for students at Trinity Academy, with 37 per cent achieving A*-B grades, and 66 per cent achieving A*-C both showing an increase of six per cent on last year.

Acting Principal David Page said he was pleased with the results.

“We are delighted at how staff and students have responded in what has been a challenging year but one in which support for students has not wavered,” he added.

“We have all worked extremely hard to drive up standards within the Academy and, whilst there is still work to be done, we are already showing signs of improvement.”

“These grades help to confirm that.”

“We are confident that with the dedicated staff we have and our new state of the art facilities we will continue this improvement journey into next year and beyond.”

Laura Day is one of the many results success stories at Trinity Academy today.

She has rounded off 12 months in which she was named Trinity’s Outstanding Student of the Year, with A*s in economics and maths as well as an A in chemistry and an A in AS geography.

Laura is now set to read chemistry at the University of Bristol.

Mexborough School

Results day brought mixed fortunes for Mexborough School, which was placed into special measures by Ofsted inspectors earlier this summer.

The school scored excellent full A-level results, but AS grades - exams taken by students after the first year - were slightly down compared to last year.

All 45 upper sixth form students gained at least one pass and 93 per cent got at least one A* to C grade. Meanwhile, 88 per cent of AS students got at least one pass, down from 92 per cent last year.

Lindsey Proctor, head of sixth form, said: “Overall we are very pleased with the results.”

Star pupil Abbie Harrop, 18, of Arnold Crescent, Mexborough, achieved an A* in English literature, A in history and B in English language.

She will study English and history at Leeds University and said: “I was so nervous this morning but now in so happy. It’s such a relief.”

Video: A level day at Mexborough School

Swinton Community School

There was reason to celebrate at Swinton Community School as every student achieved at least one pass.

In addition, students scored at least an A* to E pass in every exam taken apart from one - a 99.4 per cent overall pass rate.

Headteacher David Pridding, who is leaving this summer, said he was delighted: “It is really encouraging to see so many students get their just rewards for all their hard work throughout their time in the school.

“I would like to congratulate the students and also acknowledge the hard work of the staff who prepared them and the support offered by their families throughout their school careers.”

Sam Hardeman, 18, of Thrybergh, gained three A* grades in maths, further maths and history, plus A’s in biology and accounting.

The youngster, who will study Maths Operational Research Statistics and Economics (MORSE) at Warwick University, said: “It is a great stepping stone onto the next level. I’m over the moon, I didn’t expect to get such good results.”

Video: A level day at Swinton Community School

Outwood Academy

Outwood Academy Adwick is once again delighted for their students as they achieve record results at Post 16.

“Sir Michael Wilkins, Chief Executive of Outwood Grange Academies Trust, said he is delighted with the leadership of the Executive Principal, Martyn Oliver and the Principal, Carolyn Blundell as students once again achieve record results. We are proud of our students and the support given by their parents/carers, all of the staff at the academy and the governors”.

Carolyn Blundell, Principal, said “These are marvellous results for our students and I want to thank them, their parents/carers and all of the staff, particularly our Post 16 staff, at the academy for achieving these results. I am delighted that we have a 100% pass rate at A Level and our students will now go on to universities, further training and employment across the region. I wish them all every success in the future”.

Notable results include:

Alice Montgomery who achieved an A in Maths and Chemistry, a B in Biology and a C in Further Maths who will go on to read Biochemistry at the University of Nottingham;

Josh Hudson who achieved an A in Maths and Physics and a B in Chemistry who will go on to read Business and Economics at the University of Manchester;

Kristian Whinfrey who achieved an A in Maths and Biology and B grades in Chemistry and Physics who will go on to study Mechatronics and Robotics at the University of Leeds;

Megan Ormston who achieved Distinction* grades in every subject she studied – Health & Social Care, Public Services and Applied Science and will now go on to study Occupational Therapy at Sheffield Hallam University.

Balby Carr Community Academy

Headteacher Fiona Bingham said: “We are very pleased with our results this year, we have had some exceptional individual results and all of our year 13 students have secured their intended destinations.”

Chloe Ewens achieved A*, A, B and will be going to Lincoln University to study Social computing.

Richard Winter achieved A,B, C and will be going to York University to study Economics & Finance.

Igor Tyminski achieved A*, A, B, B and will be going to Manchester University to study Philosophy & Politics.

Stephanie Rockliff achieved B, C, C, Distinction.

34 students studying BTEC courses, obtained D*D*D*, with 4 students obtaining D*D*D, and some have achieved scholarships in America

Scott Bentley will be going to Huntington University, Indianna USA for a football scholarship.

Ellie Chandler will be going to Davenport University, USA for a football scholarship

Leah Hardy will be going to Davenport University, USA for a football scholarship

Donal O’Leary will be going to Trinity Western University, Canada for a Human Kinetics scholarship.

Beth Smyth will be going to Northwood University, USA for a football scholarship.

Olivia White will be going to Northwood University, USA for a football scholarship.

Rosie Young will be going to St Leo University, Florida, USA, for a football Scholarship.

Danum Academy

Danum students, yet again, have had a tremendous success with overall grades being above students’ targets. It was particularly pleasing for staff that almost all students got their first or second choice university places. Virtually all other students are moving on to apprenticeships and jobs.

Top of the class was Jack Barlow of Dundas Road in Wheatley who achieved 4 A*s in maths, further maths, statistics and physics.

Lydia Heald of Crookesbroom Lane in Hatfield said she was “very happy” with her results - As in German and history, an A* in music and a B in general studies, this adds to an A* she achieved in maths last year. She is now looking forward to studying modern languages at Durham University.

It was good news for Frankie Wilkinson of Intake who achieved enough UCAS points to secure his place at Leeds Met where he will study business and management.

The right results for his friend Connor Sutherland mean he can go on to a two year apprenticeship as an orthotic technician for the NHS - the job involves the manufacture of devices which assist patients who require support for their limbs or bodies.

Director of Sixth Form, Simon Haveron, said “This is the culmination of two years’ work. We are very proud of all our students and wish them every success in their future ventures.

Video: A level day at Danum Academy

Armthorpe Academy

Armthorpe Academy saw success in a number of subjects including performing arts and drama.

Heading off to Liverpool University to study drama is Callum Farell of Hatfield Way who got an A in English language, Bs in drama and media and a distinction* in performing arts.

He said: “I’m really pleased as I’ve done better in English than I thought I would.”

He will be joined in Liverpool by Toni Fenning of Elm Place who got a distinction on performing arts, a C in drama and a B in media studies.

Video: A level day at Armthorpe Academy

Ash Hill Academy

Post-16 Students at Hatfield’s Ash Hill Academy achieved a 100% pass rate.

Students are celebrating a fantastic set of A-level results which saw a 100% pass rate in all A-level subjects, as well as a continued increase in the percentage of top grades achieved.

All Year 13 students have secured places in higher education, apprenticeship schemes or employment.

Principal, Dave Williams, praised students, staff and parents for their efforts, saying “I am delighted for the students, their families and their teachers, who deserve this success for all the hard work they have put

in this year. I must pay tribute to the staff for their professionalism and commitment to achieving the highest standards of teaching. The results are further evidence of the positive impact that working within the SPTA

Post-16 Academy Doncaster Partnership has had on our Sixth Form.”

This year saw outstanding performances from many students including Jade Hinsley, Amy Musker, Liam Shaw, Jack Parkin and Cameron Tomlinson.

Ridegewood Academy

Exceptional performances and another record breaking year had A-level students celebrating at Ridegewood Academy.

The second batch of sixth formers to take exams since the Barnsley Road academy opened had cause for double celebration as the percentage of students gaining A/A* grades has risen from 16 per cent last year to 26 per cent.

Among the star students are Jodie Ng who is heading to Sheffield University who achieved two A* and two As to study English and Rachel Found who will study mathematics at University College, London.

They both said: “We are so happy and relieved to get out results and out hard work has finally paid off.”

Another star student Greg Jones secured a place at Manchester University to read mathematics and physics with an A* in maths and A in further maths and an A in physics.

Head teacher Maggie Dunn added: “These exam results reflect a huge amount of hard work and an excellent group of students.”

Rossington All Saints Academy

An overall pass rate of 100 per cent had students at Rossington All Saints Academy beaming as they received their A-level results.

An impresive 39 per cent of grades were awarded at A* to B and there were significant gains in the average points score gained by each student.

Academy principal Jamie Lawler said: “I am extremely pleased and proud today as the results are yet another indication of the fantastic work taking place at the academy.

“This is a reflection of the tremendous effort applied by our students in their studies supported by our dedicated team of staff.”