A student at Sibford School who has over-come significant adversities was celebrating today after gaining two As and a B at A Level and being accepted by her first choice of university.
Imogen, who has Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, received A Grades in Physics and Maths and a B in Drama. She now plans to spend a gap year, initially in Fiji where she hopes to work for a charitable NGO, before moving on to Australia, where, along with fellow Sibford student Julia, she has won a competition to attend the renowned European Bartending School in Sydney.
In September 2019, she will then take up her place at the University of York to study Theatre.
“I’m really delighted albeit it surprised with my results,” said Imogen. “It’s great to know that I will be going to York in 2019 and I am now really looking forward to enjoying my gap year.”
Overall nearly a third of Sibford students gained A* and A Grades in their A Levels and BTEC exams.
Alex C, Will and Emily all gained three straight A Grades at A Level, and there was impressive success for Sibford’s international students … Edward gained A*s in Maths and Further Maths, an A in Physics and a B in Chemistry and Shin gained A*s in Art and Maths and a C in Design.
Tom gained Distinction* (the equivalent of an A* at A Level) in his BTEC Countryside Management Diploma and a Distinction (the equivalent of an A Grade at A Level) in his IT BTEC; Alex G, Oliver and James all gained Distinction* in their IT BTEC; and Arran gained Distinction* in his Media BTEC.
Sibford Head Toby Spence said: “This has been another fine year for our Sixth Form students after a record breaking set of results last year. We are delighted for the achievements of so many students who are moving on to a diverse range of exciting destinations including Russell Group universities, prestigious drama colleges and art schools, film studios and gap years. I congratulate the students for their resilience and hard work as well as the fabulous support and guidance of the dedicated teaching staff at Sibford School.”
Pictures: Above Imogen and Toby Spence. Below students celebrate in the rain.