Staff at John Taylor High School are celebrating another outstanding year of A-level and BTEC results with more than half of their grades being achieved sitting at least a grade B.

Seven students from the school in Barton under Needwood were hoping to getting into one of the two prestigious universities, Oxford or Cambridge. Those pupils have achieved high enough grades to get their places.

Imogen Clay, A*AA, who will read philosophy; Hannah Jenkinson, A*A*A*A*, who will study chemical engineering; Kieran Mylrea, A*A*A*A*, who will study natural sciences; Emma Swift, A*A*A*A*, who will study biomedical sciences; Alexander Wakefield, A*A*AA, who will study architecture; Daniel Wakefield, A*A*A*A* who will also study architecture; Amy Wilkinson, A*A*A*A* who is set to study natural sciences.

Two excited John Taylor pupils share their results
Hannah Jenkinson and Keiron Mylrea

In all, 18 A-level students attained three A-grades or more, and 21 BTEC students achieved triple “Distinction*/Distinction” awards - an increase on the previous year.

John Taylor's principal, Mike Donoghue said: "It has been wonderful to see our students in school this morning, thanking the staff for their support, encouragement and expertise as they collect their results.

Hannah Jenkinson, Kieron Mylrea, Becky Kellaghan, and Amy Wilkinson
Hannah Jenkinson, Kieron Mylrea, Becky Kellaghan, and Amy Wilkinson

"I would like to thank the class of 2017 for the massive contribution they have made to school life here at John Taylor. They have been amazing, and I know that they will go on making a great difference to those with whom they study, work and socialise.

"We send them all our congratulations and every best wish for continued success in further study and employment."

Keep an eye out on the Burton Mail website for more A-level results.

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