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Another Outstanding Year for Conyers Sixth Form

ByDave Stopher

Aug 18, 2018

Conyers School and Sixth Form is celebrating another year of outstanding A level results, with an A*-B rate of 64% and a 100% pass rate. Such exceptional results have led to Conyers students securing places at top Universities as well as higher level apprenticeships.

Students receiving these fantastic results were congratulated by Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen, who returned to his old school and Sixth Form College, Conyers in Yarm, to join the sixth formers receiving their A level envelopes.


Ben was a student at Conyers between 1998 and 2005, when he left to read for a Law degree at Northumbria University and said:


“Massive congratulations to everyone receiving their A Level results today. I’m especially heartened by the hard work and commitment on display at Conyers this morning. The future of our area is determined by the choices our young people make, and it obvious looking at results at Conyers, and in many more colleges in our area, that our future is in good hands.”


“Record-breaking employment figures out earlier this week showed that there is plenty of opportunity to succeed in our area and many routes to follow including University, apprenticeships, further skills training and other study options. The only barrier to success is your determination.”


“I also want to express my gratitude to teachers and other staff in schools and colleges across the area for their dedication and commitment in preparing their students for these challenging exams. They are working flat-out to ensure that every child gets the best start in life – and I thank them for it.”


“It’s clear today we’ve seen the best of what the Tees Valley has to offer.”

In addition to these impressive headline figures, an exceptional number of students achieved straight A* and A grades in every A Level qualification they took. This included Head Girl, Anna Covell (A*A*A*A), who has secured a place at St Peter’s College, Oxford, to read German and History. She follows in the footsteps of a number of Conyers students who successfully secure places at Oxbridge each year. Anna’s twin brother, Matthew, was also highly successful in gaining A*AB and will go onto study Geography at Queen Mary, University of London.

Nathanial Cornforth, who achieved 2A* grades in Mathematics and Music and 2A grades in Further Mathematics and Physics, has gained a place to study Physics and Astronomy at Durham. He will be joined by fellow Mathematician Kai Wilson, who also gained 2A*s and 2As, and will read Engineering at this prestigious University. He will be the first member of his family to attend University.

Engineering is one of the many strengths of Conyers Sixth Form and 96% of all BTEC Level 3 Engineering grades were awarded Distinction or Distinction*. 15 students this year will either go onto study Engineering at University or complete an Apprenticeship in Engineering.

Head Boy, Daniel Brown, is hoping to go onto an Apprenticeship in Quantity Surveying and the Head Boy and Head Girl team this year have really demonstrated how, after securing excellent A level results at our Sixth Form, there are different pathways available post-18.

Other students achieving phenomenal success includes:

Amal Al-Afifi (A*AAA), Benjamin Campbell (AAA), Erin Clarkson (A*AA), Alastair Eales (A*AA), Arya Kamyab (A*AA), Harry Roberts (A*AA) and Zara Stanton (A*AA).

Conyers Head teacher Louise Spellman said “These wonderful results contain many stories of individual success. We are delighted for all students who have dreamed big dreams and are striding into the future with confidence. I would like to thank the staff who have shown dedication and who have worked tirelessly to ensure every student had the best chance of success. Parents also deserve thanks from our students for their patience, support and kindness.”