Students at Ellesmere College have celebrated impressive A-level and BTEC Diploma results with a 98% pass rate – 100% for girls.

Students will go on to universities that cover the length and breadth of the UK and around the world and a number of students secured impressive A*/A in all subjects.

Notably, Isaac Dodds from St. Helier achieved an impressive three A*s alongside being a competitive swimmer and a member of the college Swimming Academy.

He took his A levels in June before going on to represent his home country Jersey at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham last month. He was part of the 4 x 100 Medley Relay team that made the final.

Isaac’s outstanding set of A level results has secured a place at Bath University where he will continue his high-performance swim training while studying Mathematics and Physics.

Other impressive students include Ethan Beaver, from Condover, who achieved an amazing A*A*A*B and will go to University of Manchester to study Mathematics and Physics.

Abraham Pritchard, of Gresford, will also go to University of Manchester to study Mathematics after achieving A*A*A B.

Robyn Welti, of Ellesmere, achieved three As and will go on to study Medicine at Queen’s University, Belfast and Ben Zakers, of Nantwich, achieved three A*s and will study Biological Sciences at University of Edinburgh.

Two Ellesmere College students are moving to the USA to study – Millie Foster has been awarded a Hockey Scholarship and will study Criminal Justice at St Anselm College, New Hampshire, while Olivia Herron has gained a place at Southern Illinois to study Pre-Veterinary Medicine.

Brendan Wignall, Headmaster, said: “It is a pleasure to see how well pupils have achieved and they are commended for their positive approach to their first experience of the full examination experience, having had the GCSEs interrupted by the pandemic.

“These results are a testament to their hard work and determination, to the diligence of their teachers and the constant support of parents.

“These pleasing A level results follow the excellent results in July for International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma and BTEC.”

The IB and BTEC results released last month (July) saw Michal Andryskowski achieve an outstanding 42 points in the IB Diploma and secure a place at Imperial College London to read Software Engineering.

BTEC students and members of the Ellesmere College Golf Academy, Charlie Ashbrook and Jonjo Ashbrook gained Distinctions across all modules to complete with three distinction stars each, equivalent to three A* at A level.

The Lower Sixth added to the celebrations with excellent results in their Extended Project qualification (EPQ), which all students have the opportunity to do in their first year and has UCAS points to add to their A levels next year.


Pictured: Isaac Dodds.