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A-level results day 2021: Marling School – in pictures

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Marling School’s first-ever coeducational year group have received their A-level results today with a large number of students exceeding their predicted grades.

The 2019 intake made history by including the first girls to join Marling since it opened in 1887.

Livvy Cook and Elise Jefferson received five A*s between them. Livvy will go on to study Computer Animation at Bournemouth University while Elise will be taking Mathematics at University of Manchester. Livvy said, “So pleased with my results, so enjoyed my time at Marling Sixth Form and can’t wait to start my course in September.”

Their success means that nearly all students can progress on to their chosen destination whether that be to university, a higher apprenticeship or a foundation course.

Andrew Bradshaw received three A*s. He will go on to study Medicine at the University of Exeter. Andrew said: “After a great time at Marling Sixth Form I’m looking forward to studying medicine at Exeter.”

Most have matched or exceeded their offers from universities, including many of the highly selective universities requiring A* grades such as Bath, Bristol, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Kings College London, Manchester, University College London and York.

“We are extremely proud of the success our young people have achieved today with a superb set of results,” said Dr Stuart Wilson, executive headteacher.

“This is Marling School’s first-ever coeducational year group, and the largest cohort of students we have ever had, and these results reflect the hard work and determination shown by our students throughout their time at the school.”

Isabelle Bristow, Crystal Hulls and Daisy Davis were awarded eight A*s and As between them. Isabelle will go on to study English Literature at Durham University and Crystal, Life Sciences at University of Sussex.

“They have been a wonderful year group, showing amazing resilience and character to deal with the challenges that the pandemic has created. I am delighted for them and for our staff who supported them so well, both academically and pastorally.”

“We are really excited for what the future brings them and we wish them the very best as they go on to the next step in their journey.”

Jonathan Bacarri and Joe Hill received five A* and A grades between them. Jon is going on to study Computer Science and Mathematics at Lancaster University while Joe will be studying Economics at Bath University.
James Mathieson will be studying Mathematics at Warwick University and Sam Cruise, Marine Biology at Bangor. “It was a tough year but I’m so happy with how it has turned out,” said Sam.
Ollie Baycroft received three A*s and is going on to study Economics at Exeter. “I’m really pleased with my time at Marling Sixth Form and delighted with my results,” he said.
Fin Atherton was awarded two A*s and an A and he will go on to study Computer Science at Southampton University. He said, “Very happy with my results, can’t wait to head off to Uni.”
Niamh Mcquail and Lucy Richmond each received two A*s and an A. Niamh will be studying English Literature at University of Edinburgh and Lucy, Liberal Arts at University of Bristol. “Well done to Marling – what a great school,” said Lucy.
Tilly Dyer (centre) with family after collecting her results. Tilly was awarded two A*s and an A and will go on to study at University of Exeter. “Although sixth form was disrupted by Covid, I enjoyed my time at Marling Sixth Form so much and can’t wait to go to University,” she said.
Elise Jefferson and Amelia Curtis received seven A*s between them. Elise will be studying Mathematics at the University of Manchester and Amelia will go on to study Modern Languages at University of Birmingham.
Josh Noblet was awarded two A*s and a B and will go on to study Mathematics and Physics at the University of Exeter. “I’ve had an amazing time at Marling Sixth Form and I’m really looking forward to starting at Exeter University next month,” said Josh.
Ben Cook was awarded two A*s and an A and will be studying Medicine at Kings College London. “Could not have been to a better sixth form and can’t wait to start at Kings College London,” said Ben.
Walter Lovell received four A*s, he will go on to study Architecture at the University of Sheffield. “I’ve had a great two years at Marling Sixth Form,” he said.
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