A Level & BTEC | Class of 2023 Success Stories

Posted: 21st August 2023

Mount Kelly is celebrating the A Level and BTEC success of its class of 2023 pupils with 82% achieving a place at a university of their choice in the UK and overseas, and more applicants achieving places at world class Russell Group and Bath and Loughborough universities compared to last year.

Head Master, Guy Ayling said, “The success of our Sixth Form is all the more impressive this year as they were unable to sit their GCSEs due to pandemic disruption. They have had to learn fast about examination technique and the mental and emotional approaches to an exam season.

“We’ve clearly surpassed the national rate of 62.1% of school leavers going to their first-choice university and we’re delighted to see our pupils preparing for the next step of their life journeys. The broad and exciting range of career choices our pupils are going into make me particularly proud.”

Medicine Finlay has been with Mount Kelly since nursery and is going on to study Medicine at the University of Liverpool. He worked incredibly hard to gain his outstanding three A* grades and volunteered at the Memory Cafe in Tavistock to support dementia suffers and their carers to help him prepare for his chosen career.

Persephone is pursuing her dream of studying Veterinary Medicine at the University of Nottingham thanks to hard work and dedication to gain the extensive and relevant work experience required.

Dentistry Laura is heading to the University of Glasgow, ranked the top University in the UK in this field.

Architecture Chloe is going to study Architecture at the University of Bath. She dedicated her spare time to sketching and drawing and had an impressive portfolio to back up her course application.

Sport Three of our Chelsea Football Club Girls’ Performance Football stars, Ruby, Calais and Rosie are pursuing their talent in sport. Ruby will be studying for a degree in Sport Rehabilitation at Nottingham University. Calais has a football scholarship at Middle Tennessee State University and Rosie is going to study and play soccer at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

Meanwhile, Michael is going to study and play rugby at Life University in Georgia. Amelia has a swimming scholarship at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Hermione has a swimming scholarship at Northern Michigan University and Daniyar is heading to Grand Canyon University to study sports coaching and development.

Forward College Sasa will be studying in three different countries over the course of her degree, starting in Lisbon studying Data Analytics.

Academic Mariam has a scholarship to study at Groucher College, Maryland.

Criminology Ella managed to study the equivalent of four and a half A Levels with an A Level BTEC combination. This has quite rightly earnt her a place at the University of Bath.

Interdisciplinary Futures Former Head Girl, Arwen, managed a busy two years in the Sixth Form, playing multiple sports and fully committing to the outdoor education programme. She is studying an exciting new course at the University of Edinburgh which explores profound questions about the world we live in – questions about sustainability, inequality, global health, and conflict.

Engineering John is going on to study Engineering at the University of Cambridge and former Head Boy Matthew has topped off a summer of gathering swimming medals with gaining a place to study Mechanical Engineering at the University of Loughborough.

Categories: Academic