Two high flyers from Fulneck School are taking to the skies after successfully piloting their way through their A-Level studies.
Jedd Waterson and Rajandeep Grewal have had a career in aviation in their sights for some time, with both taking weekly flying lessons for the last 18 months at Multiflight flight training centre, at Leeds Bradford International Airport.
And, with their results confirmed today, the pair are embarking upon pilot training with the Oxford Aviation Academy this September.
Fulneck School Principal Deborah Newman said: “I was delighted to hear that both Jedd and Rajandeep have been accepted to train as pilots.
“Whilst their heads may have been literally in the clouds for the last year, they have well and truly had their feet on the ground.
“Both have shown a commendable commitment to their chosen career, working hard to learn how to fly at the same time as studying for their A-Level examinations.
“They knew they had to study hard, and their efforts have been rewarded today.”
Mrs Newman said the school was celebrating “outstanding” A-level successes with many excellent individual performances.
Individual successes included head boy, Sean Burns, who achieved straight A grades, securing him a place to read Medicine at Hull York Medical School; and Head Girl, Ollivia Dale, who will take up her place at Lancaster University to read Psychology.
A number of students will be taking up places at some of the UK’s top universities; Nicholas Jenkins will study Ancient History at Birmingham University, Claude Jin has secured a place to study Maths at Edinburgh and Daniel Calvert will begin a Chemical Engineering degree at Newcastle.
High performing sports students Jonathan Beck and Samuel Lawman have secured places at Sunderland and Sheffield Hallam respectively to study Sport and Exercise Science.
Mrs Newman added: “We are exceedingly proud of the outstanding success of our Sixth Form students this year.
“It has been a very busy morning and I am delighted that so many of our students have secured their first choice of university.
“These results are well deserved and a reflection of the hard work of both the students and staff.
“They demonstrate that the School is providing the academic rigour and challenge as well as excellent pastoral support which ensure the best possible outcomes for our students.”