Students, Staff and Governors at The English Martyrs School and Sixth Form College are celebrating another year of fabulous results. The overall pass rate at A Level was 99% across all 28 subjects offering examinations with 25 securing a pass rate of 100%.  The number of students gaining an A*-C grade was 72%.



Jack Dobson, who joined our Sixth Form from Manor Academy, was delighted with his results when he found he had an A* in Maths along with 2 A grades in Computer Science and Physics.

“I’m ecstatic, I can’t believe it!” he told us.

Jack is off to Edinburgh University to study Computational Physics with aspirations of one day working for NASA.




Three students have completed their seven-year journey with us: Elizabeth Shanks, Adam Wynn and Georgia Mason.  They have all been with us since Year 7 and are now leaving as young adults in Year 13.

Elizabeth is moving onto Leeds University to study Law after picking up A grades in Law and Geography and a B in English.

Adam achieved the top grade of A* in Maths along with an A in Computer Science and a B in Geography.  He leaves us with a place at Durham University to study Computer Science.  He also leaves a big hole in our Orchestra where he has participated in every concert and rehearsal in his time at English Martyrs.

Georgia, a budding Architect, moves on to her first choice university of Northumbria to study Architecture after collecting A grades in Geography and Psychology and a B in Art & Design.



A further duo of success stories is that of Bethany Hayes and Kate Todd-Davis.

Bethany, who chose to further her studies with us at EMS6 from St. Hild’s, collected A grades in Maths and Chemistry and a grade B in Biology.  She also picked up an A grade at AS in Law. She now ventures forward to the University of Liverpool to embark upon a degree in Medicine.

Former High Tunstall student, Kate Todd-Davis, joined us in the Sixth Form two years ago to sit her A Levels.  She completes her time here with an A in Maths and B grades in Physics and Chemistry.

Kate, who wants to be an Engineer, was headhunted by international companies Rolls Royce and Caterpillar for their Degree Apprenticeship programmes.  Her decision has steered her towards Rolls Royce and she joins their training programme with day release at Sheffield University.  Wonder if she gets a company car?




Straight A student, Nathan Lumley, is off to the University of York to study History.  Nathan has been with us since Year 7 and completes his time here at EMS with A grades in History, Law and RE.

When we spoke to him earlier he was thrilled with his results, “I’ve really enjoyed my time at English Martyrs, it’s a great community and I’ve enjoyed all of my subjects.”

Will Hartley, an extremely talented musician who many will recognise if they have attended any of our music events, achieved an A grade in History, and B grades in Music and English Literature.  He intends to have a gap year to gain experience and nurture his musical talent.  No doubt we will still see him at our music events and school musical next year.





Other success stories include Kate Elvin, who joined us from St. Hild’s, who achieved an A and 2 Bs and is off to study Linguistics at Newcastle University. Sarah Storey – A*, A, B – Maddi Callaghan – A, A, B, Olivia Bennison – A, A, B, Lorna Cosgrave – A*, A, B and Jennifer Cope who secured her first choice University of Chester and leaves to take up her offer of a place to study Biomedical Science.

Also a mention to Mitchell Spencer.  He achieved a grade B in his Maths A Level overall and his teacher Mr. Lamb was overjoyed as Mitchell achieved 100% on his Core 2 Exam.  Bet there’s not many students out there who can boast such an accolade.

Acting Head of Sixth Form for last year, David Roberts, said: “We are really pleased with how our students have done.”

“We are pleased that our students were able to secure places at universities and on the apprenticeships and pathways that they wanted to, these include some of the most prestigious and Russell Group universities.”

“We thank them all for their hard work and determination to succeed, and we wish them all good luck in whatever they go on to do.”