Crompton House Celebrates a Successful Sixth Form Results Day 2023

We would like to say a huge congratulations to our class of 2023.

Crompton House Sixth Form students have once again achieved an outstanding set of A Level results, with over 70% of students’ grades being A*-C.

More than 80% of students achieved the grades required to enter their first or second choice of university, with over 20% of those going on to university moving on to the top Russell Group universities. Our top achiever, Holly Maguire, achieved three A* grades and an A grade (244 UCAS points) and will be reading Psychology at York. Both Katie Meyrick and Lydia Smith achieved A*, A*, A, with Katie planning to study Accounting, Finance and Maths at Lancaster and Lydia moving on to study English and Creative Writing at Manchester Met.

Crompton House’s Head Boy, Josh Barnett and Head Girl, Danni Amber Hall, achieved three As and five Bs between them, with Danni moving on to study Educational Psychology at the University of Leeds, and Josh has already begun his Degree Apprenticeship with Amazon, who have been so impressed with him that they have asked to come into Crompton House next year to recruit.

Other top achievers included Oscar Meadowcroft (A, A, A, B) and Harry Mclean (A*, A, A) who are both moving on to study Computer Science at York, Amelia Wright (A, A, A, History of Art, York), Freya Liles (A* EPQ, A Music, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland), Oscar Adamson (A, A, A, Biological and Medical Sciences, Liverpool), Ethan Smith (A*, A, B, B, Economics, Cardiff), Caitlin McDonald (Distinction*, A, B, Psychology and Counselling, Salford University). Other top achievers included Maizey Taylor (Distinction*, A, A) and Dylan Roberts (A*, A, B, B).

The Extended Project Qualification results were once again outstanding, with students achieving eight A* and ten A grades. Particularly notable projects included Jake Murray, who recreated a dress from the final of RuPaul’s Drag Race and had outstanding advice from the original designer Pierretta Viktori. Poppie Swift’s project examined the architectural idea of the Japanese courtyard, inspiring her university choice (Architecture, Liverpool) and Holly Maguire, who changed her career plans to pursue Educational Psychology following her EPQ research.

Continuing CHS’s track record of musicians progressing to the top Conservatoires in the country, Freya Liles achieved a distinction in her Grade 8 bassoon exam and an A in A Level Music and will join the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Grace Barrett is joining Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama to study Flute Performance, having recently taken ABRSM Diploma exams in both Flute and Vocal Performance. Haylie McVinnie has an audition at BIMM in Manchester, following her outstanding EPQ in which she wrote a three-album concept work.

Rich Smith, Head of Sixth Form, said, “I am immensely proud of the achievements of this group of students, both academically and in their super- and extra-curricular activities. These students have worked incredibly hard since their Covid disrupted GCSEs and have shown fantastic determination to succeed, especially when it came to being self-motivated, independent learners. So many of our students have secured places at prestigious universities and impressive apprenticeships. I would also like to thank the staff who have worked tirelessly to support the students in their endeavours. The whole School community are incredibly proud of these students, and I would like to wish them the best of luck for the future.”

Alongside university admissions, Crompton House has many students who are starting apprenticeships and degree apprenticeships following receipt of their A Level results. Josh Barnett picked up his A Level results before going back to work in his Degree Apprenticeship with Amazon. Henry Molyneux, who achieved A, A, B, is starting his Degree Apprenticeship with Rolls Royce. Other students are taking up Apprenticeship places at companies including Northern Rail, AJ Bell and Eon, amongst others.

Karl Newell, Headteacher of Crompton House, commented, “Over the past two years, our A Level students have grown in confidence as they have progressed academically, socially and as leaders within the school and community. They can now look forward to a bright future at university, in apprenticeships and beyond. The Crompton House “recipe for success” is incredibly hard working and talented students, combined with committed staff and supportive parents.



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