Level best for region
STUDENTS across Sefton received their A Level results last week - the first cohort to face a new exam system.
Unlike in previous years, students faced a single exam in each subject at the end of the years of study, rather than modular exams and coursework.
Despite this, schools across the area have posted hugely impressive results, with head teachers speaking of their pride in their students and staff ’s work.
KGV College, which is in the process of a merger with Southport College, revealed that 66% of its students achieved at least one A* or A grade, with the college gaining an overall pass rate of 99%.
Among the achievers were highest Dean Greirson and Abbie Harrison, who both gained A*AA and are now heading to university.
Acting Principal, AnneMarie Francis, said, “We are tremendously proud of all our students as they progress to University and to see so many gaining places at top flight destinations is testament to the hard work and commitment of both students and staff.”
In Formby, two twins were celebrating after achieving an astonishing four A* grades between them.
Sean and Michael Groom earned the remarkable grades after finishing their studies at Liverpool Life Sciences UTC.
Sean will now study Physics at The University of Manchester, while Michael will be studying Engineering at Durham University.
Merchant Taylors’ was also celebrating impressive results, with a 100% pass rate at the girls’ school and 99.9% at the boys’.
Headmistress of the Girls’ School, Mrs Louise Robinson, said: “I am delighted that the hard work and perseverance, supported by the excellent specialist academic staff, have been rewarded by fantastic results.”
Mr Lancaster, Headteacher at Christ the King, said: “I am very proud of the students, not only those that achieved A* and A grades but in particular those middle ability students who worked incredibly hard to exceed their expectations with grade B’s and C’s which secured a University place.
“Many students and parents were very grateful for the support the teachers provided on results day to help them secure their University places and through the clearing process.”
KGV students celebrating their exam results