Thursday, 16th August 2018
STUDENT gains clean sweep of five A* grades in his A-Levels
A STUDENT from Thorne who gained a clean sweep of five A* grades in his A-Levels is on course to take up a place at
Jack Parkinson will fulfil a childhood dream of reading computer science at the prestigious university, whose alumni include the late Professor Stephen Hawking, after his impressive performance in mathematics, further mathematics, computer science, physics and the extended project qualification (EPQ).
After receiving his offer from
“I went to summer schools at
Jack, of Moorends, was especially taken with
“After the summer school I decided I really wanted to go there and I’ve been focused on that ever since. I’m really looking forward to being around people who have similar interests to me,” he said.
On seeing his results today, he added: “I’m really surprised – I honestly didn’t think I’d get in to
“I’ve not really been thinking about it so far this holidays – I’ve been trying to take my mind off it in the run-up to the results. I’m really happy the wait is over though.”
Jack was joined in his success by fellow students Yong-Wei Guo,
Yong-Wei joined Trinity as a new student in Year 12 with modest English and has gone on to gain an A* in mathematics with A grades in further mathematics, computer science and Chinese.
With a place at
Bartosz Swedziol and Francesca Middleton, Trinity’s Head Boy and Head Girl, leave to study computer science and pharmacy having achieved six grade As between them.
Most pleasingly, almost all of the students at Trinity Academy are going on to pursue their ambition, with courses ranging from mechanical engineering to midwifery, wildlife conservation to forensics, architecture to medical biochemistry.
“I am delighted for our students, and look forward to their ongoing leadership in a wide range of careers.”
40% of the grades at Trinity were at A* to B.
The subject areas which saw the most notable achievements were: Mathematics, with nearly two thirds of students (64%) gaining an A or A* grade; English Literature, where half of all students (50%) gained an A or A*; and the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), in which 11 students attained an A* grade.