Doncaster celebrates A Level success
Hundreds of Doncaster teenagers are celebrating getting their grades today after picking up their A level results.
Adam Osborne, head boy at Trinity Academy, in Thorne, is leading from the front after gaining an A* in psychology, Bs in biology and maths and a C in PE to read optometry at the University of Bradford.
Adam, 18, of Thorne, has been interested in optometry since getting a Saturday job at Boots Opticians.
He said: “I became really interested in it after discovering how different glasses can improve performance in sport and how many health problems can be picked up through the eyes. You can make a difference as an optometrist by being able to spot any wider health issues.”
The overall pass rate at Trinity Academy was 97 per cent with 41 per cent of all grades being a B or better. Almost 20 per cent of all grades were A* or A.
The top performing subject areas at the academy were qualifications including economics, law, maths, psychology and art.
This year’s A level students were the first cohort to spend two full years in the academy’s new £1.2m sixth form centre which was designed to help boost the achievements and aspirations of young people from Thorne, Moorends and the surrounding area.
The top performing girl was Rhianne Davis, who gained two A*s in sociology and psychology, a B in law AS level, an A in the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and a C in religious education.
Dancer Eve Butler, of Thorne, who was appointed as the academy’s first student community liaison leader when she joined the sixth form, gained an A* in maths, a B in law, As in applied business and the EPQ and a C in further maths. Eve, who is hearing impaired, combined her studies with 15 hours of dance training each week.
Other top performers were Jennifer Standeven with A* in psychology, an A in sociology and a C in biology; talented artist Simeon Scott with an A* in art, an A in product design and a double merit in BTEC sport; and Janet Adelowokan with two As in chemistry and maths and a B in biology.
The two-storey Sixth Form Centre, which has capacity for 400 students, has an open plan ground floor comprising a study area with personal computers with internet access and social space. There are three
classrooms with state-of- the-art touch screen projectors on the first floor, a further large open plan area for silent study with individual PCs, space for group sessions and a UCAS library.