A-level Success for Mount Sixth Formers
The results further build on the success of the past five years with over 70 per cent of students securing places at their first choice of university.
Mayowa Olubowale will study English at Christ’s College, Cambridge after getting an A* in English Literature, an A in French and an A in Biology.
Mayowa, who is 18 and joined the Mount from its prep school Barlborough Hall, said she was thrilled and relieved to have finally got her results.
“It’s been a long wait and I didn’t sleep very well last night, but I’m over the moon with my results,” she said.
“I start at Cambridge on October 5 and really can’t wait, it’s so exciting.”
Former Mount Head Boy Rhys Williams, will study French and Linguistics at the University of Edinburgh after getting an A* in Music and A grades in both Maths and Physics.
“The build-up to getting my results has been hard and I couldn’t wait to find out this morning,” he said.
“I woke my parents up to tell them how I’d done – they had more faith in me than I did and I’m just delighted with my grades.”
Gus Charles, who is 18 and from Whiston, Rotherham, got three As in Further Maths, Maths and Physics. He will start studying for a degree in Physics in September at the University of Bristol.
“I did better in Further Maths than I thought I would,” he said. “I’m going to celebrate my results with my friends and then really look forward to university. I also need to let my parents know my results!”
Lauren Hill, who was Head Girl at the Mount last year, is looking forward to studying sports science at the University of Exeter after she got 3Bs in PE, Drama and Geography.
“I’m happy to have got my results, I really didn’t sleep very much last night and was so glad to find out how I’d done,” she said. "Being at the Mount has been the most amazing experience and I am so grateful for the opportunities it has given me".
“I’m hoping to pursue a career where I can work with people using prosthetic limbs in sport after I’ve got my degree.”
Ben Greenstreet, achieved two A grades in Politics and Business, and a B in Maths and has secured a place on a prestigious scholarship scheme with Hovis. His apprenticeship will see him working in the company's finance department and study for a degree in business and finance at Sheffield Hallam University.
“It’s an amazing opportunity and I’m really looking forward to getting started,” he said. “They will help me with things like travel and accommodation while studying and hopefully I will have a great job when I’ve finished my degree.”
Emily Jowle from Stannington, Sheffield, is joining the Royal Marines Band Service after passing A-levels in Music, Physics and Maths. “I’m very pleased and I’m really excited about joining the Marines,” she said.
“I’ve always been in brass bands and will be playing the French horn when I join. I joined the Mount for Sixth Form and the whole experience has been incredible, especially the music.”
Head of Mount Sixth Form Dr Sarah Dewar-Watson, said she was delighted with this year’s A-level results.
“The students have all worked so hard and put in so much effort,” she said. “It’s wonderful to see them get the results they deserve and I wish them all the luck in the world as they move on to the next chapter of their lives.”
And Headmaster Dr Nicholas Cuddihy added: “
We’ve had a wonderful morning here at the Mount. The results are very good and we are so pleased that the high standards of recent years are being maintained with a 100% pass rate, more than 1 grade in every 5 at A or A* and 4 out of 5 above grade C. Ours is a small 6th Form with a really personalised and individual approach. Behind the statistics there are individual stories and triumphs which we celebrated today. Teachers, parents and all staff were here to congratulate the students on their hard work and to wish them well as they prepare for university and the next exciting steps.”