22nd Oct, 2016

Students perfect the passing game

Evesham Editorial 13th Aug, 2015 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

STUDENTS across Evesham and Pershore recorded top marks in the A-Level results released on Thursday (August 12).

Top teenagers at Prince Henry’s High School, The De Montfort School and Pershore High School joined thousands nationally to find out whether their university dreams would be realised.

Prince Henry’s High School is celebrating the success of their A-Level students after achieving an overall pass rate of 99 per cent.

Among the top performers was Matt Manns with four A*s, Bethan Smith who notched up two A*s and two A’s and Michael Lolley who achieved one A* and three A’s.

Headteacher Dr Tony Evans said most of the students would be heading off to their first choice university after getting the grades they needed.

“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.

“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,” he added.

A number of students were celebrating at The De Montfort School with headteacher Guy Nichols congratulating pupils for their ‘superb examination results’.

Ellen Granger notched up two A’s and a B while Robert Smith also recorded an A and two B’s on an exciting day for students.

Mr Nichols said “We congratulate them and thank them for their invaluable contribution to our school.

“We wish them the very best for their future and their next steps, whether that be university or employment.

“Thank you to our extremely dedicated and hard-working staff for the enormous support and guidance they have given to our students throughout their time at our school,” he added.

A total of 116 students at Pershore High School achieved an overall A to E rate of 99.5 per cent with 73 per cent of results obtained at grade C or higher and 47 per cent at A*, A or B.

And 19 per cent of results received A* or A grades with Katie Batson among the top performers with three A*s and one A.

Jasmine Godfrey-Hunt notched up two A*s and two A’s while James Manning recorded three A*s.

And Simon West scored two A8*s and one A.

Students are now getting set for courses at the likes of Oxford University and Cambridge as a result of their success.

Headteacher Clive Corbett, said: “Our students have once again managed to raise the bar. Although pure statistics will attract most attention nationally, the most important thing for me is that these results give individual young people the keys to unlock their exciting futures.

“I wish them all well, whatever their future direction might be,” he added.