Bootham School celebrates A-Level Success
5:46am 16th August 2012
Olympic torch bearer, Jamie Green from Bootham School in York, is one of a dozen students to gain at least four straight A/A* A-levels at the well-known independent Quaker school.
It has been quite a year for Jamie; back in June, in the middle of his exams, he took time out to carry the Olympic torch through Scarborough. The honour of torch bearer was in recognition of his work for the charity 'Whizz-Kidz', which aims to provide disabled children with the equipment and support they need. Jamie, who uses a wheelchair himself, has been an ambassador for the charity and last autumn he addressed MP's at both the Labour and Conservative Party conferences. He now plans to study Modern Languages at Durham University.
Overall, results from Bootham School are, as ever, in the top ranking, with destination universities like Imperial, Oxford, Cambridge and other Russell Group institutions featuring highly.
The following twelve candidates, from a total year group of 79, have gained four or more A/A* grades at A-level:
- Marcus Balmer
- Scott Donohue
- Owen Duffey
- Christopher Ellery
- Jamie Green
- Robert Hart
- Rosanna Hildyard
- Marcus Hutchinson
- Laura Jeffrey
- Brian Lee
- Melissa Millson
- Kady Yam
Commenting on the student's achievements, Headmaster, Jonathan Taylor, said:
"Congratulations to all our students who have not only studied with focus and diligence, but have involved themselves in a huge number of interests and activities. From music to charity work and political debate - from sporting excellence to drama and art, Bootham has been enriched by their time here and we wish them well for the future."
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