A celebration of success

19 Sep 2023 09:39
Published by: Scott Callan

TYTHERINGTON School’s sixth formers have been praised for their hard work, grit and determination following the release of this year’s A-level results.
The school has not released any headline measures this year but says: “We are celebrating another set of strong results. We are particularly proud of the progress students have made in relation to their starting points.”
A number of students achieved three or more A*/A/Distinction* grades, including Harry Donohoe and Oliver Gaunt who received four A* grades. Oliver will be reading natural sciences at Cambridge.
Edward Mackintosh, William Stewart and William Richardson achieved the highest value-added scores in the sixth form. This is based on progress made from GCSE.
The trio have all gained places at the University of Sheffield. Edward will be reading material sciences and engineering. William Stewart will be reading mathematics and William Richardson will be studying mechanical engineering.
Rebecca Roe, head of sixth form, said: “I am extremely proud of the determination and resilience that our students have demonstrated this year.
“I know they leave us with many fond memories of their time at Tytherington and a great foundation from which they will continue to grow in the years ahead.”
Head Emmanuel Botwe added: “It is very satisfying for us to know that we have the full range of students moving on to top universities, apprenticeships, and the world of work. Their success has been down to their hard work combined with the passion of our staff.”
The school’s GCSE students were also praised for their work on results day. A number of students achieved seven or more grades at 7+.
The school said: “The students have done very well despite the disruption of the last few years as a result of the pandemic. We are very proud of the way the class of 2023 has risen to the challenge.”
It was also the first time that the school received GCSE results for classics and Mandarin GCSEs.
Among the success stories highlighted by the school, Iolo Foat achieved “exceptional grades” across the board. He managed to juggle his academic performance with being an active member of the student parliament.
He has also worked closely with a project in Macclesfield called YouthFed helping to design a new youth centre in the town. Iolo is also a cadet and has always played a key role in school ceremonies such as Remembrance Day.
Alongside her studies Megan Mitchell has been involved in extra-curricular drama – both the summer productions and the Christmas pantomimes, taking the leading role of Scrooge this year.
She is also a dedicated member of the cadets and wears her uniform with pride at key occasions in school, such as Remembrance Day. Megan has also been a past winner of the Rotary award for her charity work.
Charlotte ‘Lottie’ Dean-Lee was also highlighted for her “incredible progress”. Alongside her studies, Lottie is a keen rugby player for Macclesfield Rugby Club and also regularly trains at a local boxing club.
Mr Botwe said: “Whilst we are delighted that many students have achieved well this year, what pleases us most is that we know that this cohort are a fabulous group of A* people.
“In very tough circumstances, they have done incredibly well. It is easy to forget that the pandemic heavily disrupted their secondary school experience so they have done extraordinarily well.
“They are an example of what can be achieved if you combine hard work with passion and enthusiasm.”

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