Becket Keys Founding Year A-Level Results
Thanks to Ian Davidson for the Photography
Becket Keys Church of England School is celebrating its very first set of A-Level examination results.
A number of students have achieved truly outstanding results. Bethany Hancox studied Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology achieving three A grades and one B grade and she is going on to study Pharmacy at Cardiff University. Bethany said ‘I haven’t allowed myself to get excited until today, but now I am really excited’.
Josh Rees achieved one A* grade and two A grades in Geography, Maths and Economics, and will be going on to a ‘flying start’ degree in Accountancy and Business at Reading University sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers. Annie Dobson achieved three A grades in English Literature, History and Politics and has secured a place to read English Literature at Durham University. Both of these students appeared on BBC Essex Radio to bravely open their envelopes live on air!
Elliott Burke achieved two A grades and a B grade in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry and is delighted to have received an offer from Loughborough University to study Aerospace Engineering. Elliott was very relieved and happy to have got through the interview process and to have achieved the grades required to be accepted onto this prestigious course.
Other exciting courses that students are choosing to follow include Korean and Asia Pacific Studies (Roisin Clarke), Biomedical Science (Ivy Akehurst) and Law with Spanish (Emily Hobbs).Head Boy Alex Savage gained an A in Mathematics, and Bs in Biology and Chemistry. He is going to Newcastle to continue his studies in Chemistry. Ryan Gamble has gained a place on a Degree Level Apprenticeship training with the Ministry of Justice to become an Economic Analyst. Over four thousand young people applied for this role and only seven were successful in gaining a position in our capital city.
Head Girl Claire Ransley is looking forward to reading Philosophy at Canterbury Kent University. Her journey has been an interesting one. When looking for a secondary school, and not living in Brentwood, she hadn’t even heard of ‘this new Church of England school’ until a friend phoned her. She immediately called Mr Scott-Evans and secured her place. Since then, Claire has gone from strength to strength and she has thoroughly enjoyed her time at Becket Keys. Both she and her mum believe that Claire coming to Becket Keys was a ‘gift from God’. Claire is now looking forward to reading Philosophy at Canterbury Kent University.
Head Teacher, Andy Scott-Evans said, ‘This is another important milestone for our school; our very first set of A-Level results. When we opened the school in 2012, of course, we had our eyes fixed on this point and had high expectations for what our students would go on and achieve. Today, we have seen our vision come to reality. We are delighted that our founding students have so many exciting plans for the future in the world of work, apprenticeships and university. I am thrilled for them.’
‘We are now able to further expand our Sixth Form provision, are offering new subjects next year and we are welcoming more students from other schools to join us here.’
Jenny Downs, Chair of Governors said, ‘We wish all our students every happiness and success for the future, and look forward to seeing them all in December for Awards Evening. The founding cohort have made us all very proud throughout their time at Becket Keys and it will not be the same without them here.’
Karen Lynch, CEO of The Russell Education Trust said, ‘I’m delighted to see our founding students gaining these richly-deserved results; and moving on to such a wide range of prestigious Level 4 courses. Our students have taken advantage of everything that Becket Keys Sixth Form has to offer and we’re very proud of their academic and wider achievements.’