Shrewsbury’s Class of 2014 graduates returned to the school mid August to receive their long-awaited A-level examination results. With places at many of the world’s top universities at stake, a buzz of nervous excitement filled the Sixth Form centre, where students waited in turn to receive the all-important results slips.
Once again our hard-working students produced a strong set of results, with more than 50% of A-level examinations achieving the top A or A* grades (compared to a UK average of 26%); a feat which matches the impressive efforts of the preceding year, and which also sees an increase in the number of individual Shrewsbury students achieving straight A* and A grades.
Amongst our top performers were Pharson Chalermkraivuth, who achieved straight A* grades in Maths, Further Maths, Chemistry and Physics, and who now takes up a place at Rice University to read Engineering and Computer Science.
Sam Dolton is one of a number of students this year to continue Shrewsbury’s relationship with the UK’s elite Oxbridge universities, 4 A*s cementing his place at Cambridge University to read Economics.
Meanwhile, fellow straight A* student Phapimol (Baseball) Yoovidhya elects not to take up her place at Cambridge, instead choosing to pursue her vocation in computer sciences on the highly specialized course offered by Carnegie Mellon University.
Marking herself out as one of the truly all-round talents in the school’s history, Chayanid (Jan) Prapassarangkul (pictured) completed her Shrewsbury career with 3 straight A*s, having already travelled to the United States to start a Golf Scholarship at the University of Illinois. This is a remarkable personal achievement for Jan who had to balance her studies with time-consuming commitments on the competitive golfing circuit, and also continuing to represent Shrewsbury as captain of the school’s golf team.
Well done to all of the Class of 2014 on their examination results.