STUDENTS at Holyrood Academy in Chard are celebrating an “excellent set of A Level and Level 3 BTEC results” achieved by their Sixth Formers, of whom the staff and younger students at the school are very proud.

Isla Vincent achieved an A* in Biology and two further A Grades in Chemistry and History. Isla goes on to read Biochemistry at Oxford University.

Luke Atyeo achieved an A* in Chemistry and two further A Grades in Geography and Mathematics. Luke goes on to do an apprenticeship at Hinkley Point as a Geo Spacial Surveyor.

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Isaac Sutcliffe achieved three A Grades in Biology, Chemistry, and History. Isaac goes on to read Chemistry at University of Bath.

Hanley Coath achieved an A* in Mathematics, an A Grade in Physics, a B Grade in Further Mathematics, and a C Grade in Chemistry. Hanley goes on to read Theoretical Physics at University of Bristol.

Emily Caddy achieved two Distinction* Grades in her Level 3 Diploma in Sport, as well as a B Grade in Business Studies. Emily goes on to read Sport, PE, and Health at Marion's.

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Headteacher, Dave MacCormick said: “We are delighted with our Sixth Formers’ exam results this year.

“As we all know, this group of young people has had a challenging journey through their examination years, with several barriers, uncertainties, and disruptions to overcome along the way.

“Holyrood’s Year 13 students have faced up to these challenges bravely and have remained highly motivated to succeed.

“They have now reaped the rewards of their commitment and we wish them the very best of luck as they embark on the next phase of their exciting journeys.

“We are especially pleased that the vast majority of our students have gained places at their first choice of university, apprenticeship provider, or employer.

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“It is incredibly pleasing for the staff at Holyrood to see such happy, confident, and successful young people leaving our school to pursue such a diverse range of next steps, from sciences to education and healthcare to creative arts to English.

“I am particularly delighted to see students from Holyrood progressing to the finest universities in the country, again, and I would like to pay tribute to all of those students who have gained university places.

“I would like to congratulate Isla Vincent upon her admission into Oxford University to study Biochemistry at University College.

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“She is a remarkable scholar and possesses a wide array of talents. She is an asset to her university and above all else, she is a kind and hard-working person.

“All at Holyrood are incredibly proud of her achievements.”