Sidcot heateacher proud of pupils' A-level results

PUBLISHED: 17:17 16 August 2018 | UPDATED: 17:17 16 August 2018

Sidcot School's head of careers Rosie Andrew, headteacher Iain Kilpatrick, Zoe Mercer; Piers Langford; Zak Brannan; Maddy Hann and Graham Hartley.

Sidcot School's head of careers Rosie Andrew, headteacher Iain Kilpatrick, Zoe Mercer; Piers Langford; Zak Brannan; Maddy Hann and Graham Hartley.

Sidcot School

Sidcot School’s headteacher has praised his students’ achievements after they picked up their A-level results this morning (Thursday).

Two out of every five exams sat by teenagers this summer were graded A* or A, with almost two thirds receiving a B or better.

Headteacher Iain Kilpatrick said: “We are once again delighted with such an impressive set of results.”

Among the high achievers were Finlay Bosworth, from Weston-super-Mare, who will be off to study philosophy and history.

He said: “I was up all night worrying but once I got the results I was so happy all the hard work had paid off.

“The school, and especially the teaching staff, have been really supportive – it’s such a peaceful environment to study in.”

Zak Brannan, from Axbridge, will be heading to Durham after excelling in maths, further maths and physics.

He said: “I’m so happy it went so well.

“I’ve loved my time at Sidcot. I started here in reception so it’s been 14 years in all.”

Mr Kilpatrick is ‘proud’ of the pupils’ results.

He said: “The good grades only tell part of the story – they are a blunt measure of the school’s overall performance.

“We are determined to provide a broad and balanced education that ensures our students are equipped with the skills they need for a life outside of education.

“At Sidcot we develop important qualities, such as critical thinking and resilience that will prepare students for life, not just an exam.”

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