September 27th, 2016

Vale A-Level students make the grade

Updated: 2:24 pm, Aug 18, 2016

STUDENTS at Prince Henry’s High School recorded top marks in their A-Level results as the school achieved a 100 per cent pass rate.

Top teenagers at the Victoria Avenue school joined thousands nationally to find out whether their university dreams would be realised yesterday (Thursday).

More than 26 per cent of students achieved grades of A* to A, 57 per cent of grades were A* to B and 82 per cent achieved grades of A* to C.

The top performer with four A* grades was Joseph Sandham.

Among the other top performers was Molly Hardwick and Katherine Wright who both achieved three A*’s and Sarah Hiscock and Benjamin Coley both gained one A* and three A’s.

Headteacher Dr Tony Evans congratulated all of the students and said he and staff were delighted with the results which were the best in the school’s history.

“These are truly stunning achievements and are a testament to the hard work of the students, their parents and the teachers who have supported them,” he said.

“We are looking forward to the AS students returning in September to build upon their successes, and we wish our Year 13 students every success with their future careers.”

More than 100 Pershore Sixth Form students are celebrating a pass rate of 99.5 per cent in their A’ Level results.

Of the 113 students, 72 per cent obtained a grade C or higher, with 44 per cent gaining an A*, A or B and 20 per cent earning grades A* and A.

Amongst the many student successes, exceptional individual achievements include Isaac Chidlow, who achieved three A*s and an A, Harriet Lovegrove, who gained an A* and an A, James Coleman, who achieved an A* and a B and Katie-Mai Lambert, who earned two A*s and a B.

Some of the Station Road school students are now preparing for further education in universities including Bristol, Bath, Oxford Brookes, Exeter, Edinburgh and Newcastle.

Headteacher Clive Corbett congratulated all the students on their dedication and commitment and thanked the Sixth Form team of Jason Howell, Zoe Starkey and Jo McKenzie, as well as all other staff, for contributing to the level of student performance.

“It’s gratifying to see young people reap the rewards of their hard work. A’ Level examinations provide an increasingly rigorous challenge and success is not easily achieved,” he said.

“I would like to offer all of our students my best wishes in their future endeavours.”

Students at The De Montfort School are also celebrating their A’ Level results.

The Four Pools Lane school has seen a 20 per cent increase in students achieving three or more A’ Levels.

Amongst those celebrating their results are Amie Jones, James Spencer and Courtney Mander-Lovell.

Headteacher Guy Nichols said: “We’re delighted our Year 13s have done so well in their examinations and the vast majority have secured their first choice place at university.

“I would like to say a big thank you to the staff who have worked so hard and it’s only right that the students have been so keen to thank them.

“We would like to take this opportunity to thank our Year 13s for the service they have given us and wish them every success in the future.”

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