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Thursday 18th August was a fantastic day for our Year 13 students at Thornleigh Salesian College as they collected their well deserved exam results. Below is a small selection of the good news stories:

Twin Peaks!

Twin sisters Katie and Joanna Ball have both achieved an outstanding set of results which will see Joanna going to Leeds to study Radiography and Katie to Birmingham to study English Language.  With two A*, 3 A’s and a B between them they have been one of the many success stories at Thornleigh Sixth Form this year.

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Out of Africa and straight to University

A group of students from Thornleigh Sixth form have just arrived back from volunteering in local schools and clinics in Tanzania straight to their A Level results envelope.  All have done extremely well with Ben Norris achieving three A*’s and gaining him his place at Durham University studying Maths.  Having spent time in the local clinic in Moshi, Tanzania, Alex Daly will now start his training for Medicine at Southampton University.  Zach Pierce is going to York University to study Theatre and his experience in Tanzania where he organised a talent show for the local students has set him in good stead.  Joseph Picton is starting a Higher Apprenticeship in Quantity Surveying and he said of his time in Tanzania, “It was the most amazing experience and I hope to be able to use the skills I am about to gain in my apprenticeship to benefit the Moshi community in the future”.  Ben Norris, who taught Physics in the local High School, said, “Tanzania has changed my outlook on life and seeing the deprivation in the country has made me appreciate how fortunate I am considering I am going to my first choice university”.

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Thornleigh Sixth Form is celebrating the highest A Level and BTEC results in their history with all students achieving a university place.  Robert Singlehurst and Nushaiba Mohammad have both taken their places at Cambridge and Oxford respectively.  Many of the students are starting their studies at Russell Group Universities with Ben Norris achieving three A*’s and gaining him his place at Durham University studying Maths.  Alex Daley and Ayesha Lala are both going to study medicine.  Josh Kerrigan achieved one A*, two A’s and is going to study Maths at London School of Economics. Head teacher, Alison Burrowes said, “Our results this year are testament to the hard work, commitment and total dedication of the staff and students here at Thornleigh Salesian College.  These results are the best we have ever had and I am so delighted for our students and their families and I thank them for their unrelenting support that they have given us”.

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