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Lowton High student Matthew Dempsey from Leigh aims to work with dinosaurs
10:27am Friday 23rd August 2013 in News
STUDENTS from Lowton Church of England High School were planning their next move after celebrating some outstanding personal achievements in this year's GCSE results.
Lowton's Year 11 entrants have matched last summer's results, with 52 per cent pass rate for five A* to C grades, including English and Maths.
For Matthew Dempsey from Leigh, his three A*s and six As grades, will now help him in his quest for a future in the Jurassic past. Matthew hopes to study sciences, Geography and Fine Art at Winstanley College with the eventual aim of becoming a Paleontologist – or dinosaur fossil hunter.
“I am really thrilled with my results,” said Matthew. “I have worked hard but it is even better than I expected. Lowton is good school and the teachers have been with me all the way.”
Cameron Fleming's three A*s, three As, two Bs and a C mean that he is also off to Winstanley College to study History, Politics and Philosophy. Cameron, from Leigh, hopes to become an historian.
Sixteen year-old Ryan Bailey was celebrating a set of results which will allow him to go on to study IT and Art at college but he has set his sights on a career in the Armed Forces.
“I would like to become an officer within the Armourers section of the Army but at this stage I am keeping all my options open.”
For Chutima Hongsakul from Leigh, her results mean she will now be going on to John Rigby College to study teaching.
Her friend Kate Birbeck-Kniveton, with three As, four Bs and three Cs mean she will be galloping off to Walkden College to study Equestrianism. “Eventually I want to work with horses and possibly even get to the point where I am training police horses. Thanks to the grades I have achieved I can keep my options open.”
Offering his congratulations to all students head teacher John Shanahan said: “We know everyone has tried their very best and I'd like to thank our teaching staff for their continued dedication and commitment. We are also extremely well supported by our governors, parents and entire school community.
"We wish all our young people the very best as they go out into the world and we know they will continue to make our school and their community proud.”
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