Troubled school celebrates A level joy

COPLESTON school has celebrated it's A-level links with up and coming Holywells High.The school which has done so much to ditch its 'troubled' tag is now producing high-class students for the Copleston consortium sixth form.

COPLESTON school has celebrated it's A-level links with up and coming Holywells High.

The school which has done so much to ditch its 'troubled' tag is now producing high-class students for the Copleston consortium sixth form.

Tracy Bumstead, Louise Wright, Tasha Barrell, Jodie Talbot and Stacie Clarke all emerged with flying colours from results day yesterday.

And Colpeston's head of sixth form Helen Neal said they were just a part of the alliance which was going from strength to strength.


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She said: "It's absolutely vital because it's giving students who might not have a very positive idea of post-16 education a boost.

"They are seeing girls like these do well and knowing they can do it too."

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Miss Neal said two of the most outstanding students for next year had come from Holywells. Will Banthorpe and Abdul Mumin both picked up exceptional AS results and are expected to continue their success.

Links between the two schools are strengthening all the time and are like to carry on down the same path in the future.

Miss Neal will be at Holywells for GCSE results on Thursday so she can greet future sixth form students. She already teaches chemistry at the school so she can get to know faces and names.

Holywells teachers also make the return trip, like head of geography Bob Rozier who teaches A-levels in the consortium.

Plans were laid to start teaching a full A-level at Holywells for the first time in Septmeber. They have now been shelved for another year, but Miss Neal said links were as strong as ever.

She said: "It's working very well and it will carry on that way."

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