A Level Success!

Congratulations to our students on another set of wonderful results!
Chew Valley School is once again celebrating success with its A Level results, marking the culmination
of another year of hard work with great achievements for the high performing Sixth Form. The diverse
destinations of these excellent students highlights the continuing aspiration inherent within the school.
The headteacher Gareth Beynon, said “we are thrilled for our students and proud of their successes,
borne of such committed study in the build up to their examinations. They have been a wonderful
year group to work with and have given so much to the school during their time with us. It is terrific
to see that so many of them have gained entry to the university of their choice or secured a place on
one of a number of very prestigious apprenticeships.”
Notable successes this year include: Gemma Norton, who gained 3 A grades in English Literature,
History and Spanish to secure a place to read English Literature at the University of Leeds; Anthony
Haywood, whose A* in Geography and A grades in Chemistry and Maths will also see him attend the
same institution in order to study Chemical Engineering; Claudia Summerhayes, who achieved three
A grades in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics and is beginning a course in Physiotherapy at
Southampton University; Isaac Burnell, with an A* in Maths and A grades in Biology and Chemistry,
who will study Chemistry with Industrial Experience at the University of Birmingham; Zoe Downey,
with A grades in Literature and Spanish, will study History with International Politics and Policy at the
University of Liverpool ; Izzie Jones, with two A* grades in Art and Media Studies, who will embark
upon an Art Foundation course at Bristol ahead of university applications next year and Lauren Gardner who gained A* grades in History and Maths to secure a place at Magdalene College, Cambridge to read Law
With higher level apprenticeships also proving a popular alternative to university special mention
should be made of Finlay McDonald who having gained two A*s in Media Studies and Photography
together with a C in Geography has secured a highly prestigious and competitive production
apprenticeship with the BBC in Cardiff. Josh Gatton will be joining Renishaw Engineering, while Amy
Taylor will be beginning her legal career at Reynolds, Porter & Chamberlain while also studying at the
University of Law in Bristol. The Ministry of Defence is the destination of two of our students – Chelsie
Cook and Jess Wyatt – who have both secured high level apprenticeships at Abbey Wood, while
Mollie Wade is heading down to Dartmouth Naval College to begin her officer training in the Royal
Navy, specialising in meteorology and hydrology.
Congratulations to all on such a fantastic set of results!