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Another set of fantastic A-level outcomes for Parrs Wood Sixth Form students!

We are again extremely proud of the A-level performance of Parrs Wood students. Our truly diverse cohort has again produced excellent outcomes, with significant increases at all grade thresholds, ensuring that our students have achieved what they need to access a wide variety of university courses and apprenticeships at prestigious institutions.
Considering we have a traditionally academic curriculum at Parrs Wood, to achieve almost 28% of grades at A*/A and 51% at A*/B is a fantastic achievement.
The success of our students has been the result of their commitment to their studies, excellent teaching, the opportunity to develop their leadership and outstanding future pathways guidance.
We wish all of them health, happiness and every success on their onward learning journey.” – Andrew Shakos.


A-level Individual Performance (A-level Performance)
16 students achieved at least 3 A*/A grades.


4 A*/A
Sharin Singh 3 A* and 1A – Mathematics A*, Biology A*, Chemistry A* and Extended Project A. (Neuroscience at Nottingham University)

Chloe Young 1 A* and 3 A – Mathematics A*, Biology A, Chemistry A and Extended Project A. (Mathematics at Manchester University)

Claire Young 4 A – Mathematics A, Biology A, Chemistry A and Extended Project. (Biotechnology at York University)


3 A*/A
Anna Shahid 3 A* - Mathematics A*, Biology A* and Chemistry A*. (Medicine at Manchester University)

Henry Pickersgill 3 A* - Mathematics A*, Physics A* and Chemistry A*. (Oxbridge Application 2017)

Chris Shortt 2 A* and 1A – Mathematics A*, Psychology A* and Ancient History A. (Mathematics at Edinburgh)

Mahin Chowdhury 2 A* and 1A – Biology A*, Chemistry A* and Mathematics A. (Medicine at Liverpool University)

Michaela Leeming 2A* and 1A – Sociology A*, Psychology A* and English Language A.

Vicky Smyth 2A* and 1A – Biology A*, Geography A* and Chemistry A. (Geography at Cambridge University)

Dora Marks 1A* and 2A – Spanish A*, English Literature A and Art A. (Foundation Art at Manchester Metropolitan University)

Chen Rajeswaran 1 A* and 2A – Mathematics A*, Biology A and Chemistry A. (Medicine at Manchester University)

Matthew Gorman 1A* and 2A – Mathematics A*, Physics A and Psychology A.

Olivia Bates 1A* and 2A – Sociology A*, English Literature A and Psychology A. (Criminology at Manchester University)

Stephanie Burrell 1A* and 2A – Spanish A*, German A and History A.

Hmza Saadeh 3A – Business D1 (2As) and ICT Distinction * (1A)

Ozan Selvi 3A - Business D1 (2As) and ICT Distinction * (1A)


Again, the range of subjects, e.g. Criminology, Dance, Pharmacy, Maths, History & Politics, Mechanical Engineering, Global Health & Social medicine, Biotechnology and Medicine, at high profile universities such as Oxbridge, Kings College London, Edinburgh, Nottingham, York and University of East Anglia reflects our ability to meet the extensive range of our students’ aspirations.