Level best for re­gion

Midweek Visiter - - News - BY JAMIE LOPEZ jamie.lopez@trin­i­tymir­ror.com @jamie_lopez1

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

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