Charnwood College student set for Cambridge

A Charnwood College student is heading to the University of Cambridge, with many others set for top universities after receiving their A level results today.


Whether they have their heart set on university, want to continue within further education or are on track to landing their dream job, Charnwood College’s students have worked extremely hard throughout the year in order to set themselves up for a bright future.




Among the successful students celebrating was David Horstmann, who secured his place at the University of Cambridge to study Computer Science. David, who swept the board with two A*s in Maths and Physics, and two As in Further Maths and Computing, said: “I am so happy with my results. I am really looking forward to studying at the University of Cambridge and working on programming.”


Isabel Dungworth, who secured four A*s in Maths, Chemistry, French and Physics, will now go to Durham University to study Chemistry. She said“I am over the moon with my results and cannot wait to join Durham University. I would like to thank everyone at Charnwood College for their incredible support, they have encouraged me to achieve my very best throughout my studies.”


Anna Peters also received the results she needed to study Psychology at The University of York after achieving three A*s in Psychology, Sociology and Biology. She commented: “I am very relieved and pleased that I have achieved the grades I needed. I am looking forward to starting my new chapter at university.”


Other top performers were Chloe Compton and Nicole Hoffman, who will both be continuing their journeys to sporting success.


Chloe, who obtained an A and two Distinctions, as well as completing an Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence (AASE), will now study Sport and Exercise Science at Loughborough University. She said: “My two years at Charnwood College have allowed me to meet many talented people who share the same passion and love I have for basketball. The basketball programme has been the perfect stepping stone, as it has allowed me to become more independent and to progress as a player.


“I have made so many great friends at Charnwood College, and I know that these friendships will last beyond our time here at the academy. I would like to thank the coaching staff who have been so good, the teaching staff and my teammates who have been my family and support system for the past two years.”


Nicole, who gained a Triple Distinction in the Sports Diploma, will be taking up a basketball scholarship in the USA.


Mark Sutton, Principal at Charnwood College, said: “We are extremely proud of our Sixth Form students. All of them have worked so hard for these results, which will enable them to pursue their chosen higher education and career paths. We are particularly delighted that one of our students has accepted an offer for the University of Cambridge.


“I would also like to thank my colleagues who have worked tirelessly in teaching and supporting them to gain these well-deserved grades.”




As part of the David Ross Education Trust, Charnwood College is committed to delivering academic excellence. Students also benefit from the Trust’s pioneering enrichment programme, which provides an incredible range of inspirational learning experiences in sport, arts and music. Through an array of exciting opportunities, students are encouraged to develop their passions and discover their talents.


Rowena Hackwood, Chief Executive Officer at the David Ross Education Trust, said: “We believe in ensuring that our students receive an exceptional education, both inside and outside of the classroom, to help them broaden their horizons. An education at one of our academies encourages students to become well-rounded, academically able young people who make a valuable contribution to their workplaces and their communities.


Congratulations to all of our students at Charnwood College who are celebrating their results.  We would like to wish them the very best for their future endeavours.”