THE HEADTEACHER of Prince Henry’s High School has paid tribute to students and staff after another stand out year of A-Level success.
Dr Tony Evans spoke of his delight yesterday (Thursday) as nervous teenagers across Evesham and surrounding areas found out whether or not they had got the grades they needed to move onto the next stage of their academic careers.
The Victoria Avenue school, which last year was rated Outstanding by Ofsted inspectors, celebrated more success with an overall pass rate of 100 per cent with nearly a quarter of students achieving top marks of A* and A grades.
Top performer at the school was Robert Maher who achieved an outstanding four A*s. Other great performances came from Bethany Garland who got two A*s, an A and a B, Anna Scott who gained an A* and three As and Zoe Pillar who achieved an A*, two As and a B.
At AS Level the school’s results were the highest recorded in the last six years.
Dr Evans said: “Congratulations to all the students. My staff and I are delighted they have achieved their desired grades.
“In a climate when there is so much controversy regarding examination results, these are truly stunning performances and are a testament to the hard work of the students, their parents and the teachers here at Prince Henry’s who have supported them.
“We are delighted that the vast majority of our students have achieved their first choice places at University.
“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.”
Evesham High School’s outgoing headteacher Caroline Browne was also celebrating after students at the Four Pools Road school enjoyed more success.
The school saw about 65 per cent of its students achieve grades between A* to C, which she said compared favourably to last year’s results.
“All the students are very excited and I believe as things stand most have secured their place at their chosen universities.”
Pershore High School also saw much success after it achieved a slight improvement from last year’s grades with 70.2 per cent securing A* to C grades and 43 per cent grades of A*, A or B.