Budehaven Community School students are celebrating the results of two years of hard work as they received their A Level and BTEC results.

Headteacher, Dominic Wilkes said: “I am very proud of all our students, and their achievements are a credit to their hard work. These were the first set of formal examinations this group of young people have sat, given that they didn’t complete their GCSEs due to the Covid-19 pandemic. I wish them every success in their futures”

Many students have done exceptionally well, and are heading off to their first choice Universities. 76% of our students are going to University, with many of them having secured a place at a top Russell Group university. Many have secured employment. This is such an exciting time for them all, and we wish them all the very best in their futures.

Assistant deadteacher, director of Post-16, Matt White, praised the students for their hard work and resilient approach to their studies, “I am ecstatic about today’s results – our students have done themselves, their parents and carers, the staff, and school proud. I congratulate them and wish them well in all they do!”

Many students have excelled and the universities that they have secured places at demonstrates how hard they have worked over the last two years.

The school was pleased to hear about the destinations of the young people; Noah Booth is going to Brighton to study History, Zoe Gillhespy is going to Cardiff University to study Psychology, Finn Hallman is going to train as an Accountant at Simpkins Edwards in Holsworthy. Emily Mears achieved A, A, A*, and is off to Manchester University to read Mathematics. Alicia Old is going to Exeter University to read Business and Management with Industrial Experience. Her sister Maddie is venturing to Bath University to also study Business Management. Lucy Bernard is going to Bristol University to study Biochemistry, Kofi Bevan is going to Royal Holloway in London to study Film, Television and Digital Production. Bea Barratt is going to Birmingham University to read Geography. Mark Horn is already in America on a Football Scholarship, and has achieved three excellent qualifications. Alex Caesar-Giles is joining the Royal Marines, and Leo Graver is going to complete a Paramedic Degree Apprenticeship. Milo Eyles is going to Kingston University to study Biomedical Science.

A spokesperson added: “As with every year, not all students go to university, and no matter what our young people choose to do, we wish them all the very best.”

Chair of governors, Laura Mead, was in school for the results morning and commented “This is a great day, and I am incredibly proud to be Chair of Governors in a school where the students and staff work so hard to achieve fantastic outcomes.

“We congratulate all our students on their successes, and wish them well in their very exciting futures!

“We wish Mr Matt White, assistant headteacher, director of Post-16, well in his future, as he leaves a brilliant legacy, after 25 years’ commitment to Budehaven Community School.”