Pupils celebrate exam success
HEADTEACHERS across the Valley expressed pride with the way their sixth formers overcame challenging new demands as their wait for A-Level results finally came to an end.
Haslingden High School said students had coped admirably with changes to A-Level and vocational qualifications to achieve some “excellent” results.
Headteacher Mark Jackson said there had been many smiling faces in school on Thursday morning.
He added: “I am delighted that all the hard work from both students and staff has paid off.
“I was really pleased to see so many happy students this morning, the vast majority of whom are going on to study at their first choice of university.
“I would like to congratulate every student on their achievements and wish them every success in the future.”
Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School said this year’s A-level cohort have faced a “particularly challenging” circumstances due to new courses, but are very proud of their achievements.
The Waterfoot school said 68 per cent of its students gained A* to B grades at A-level. The overall achievement at A*/A was 39 per cent, which they expect to be significantly higher than the national figure.
In total 40 students, more than one in five of the year group, achieved the excellent standard of three or more passes at grade A*/A.
Headteacher Alan Porteous said: “The year has been particularly challenging for our students as they have responded to the increased demands of the new A-level courses.
“We are delighted with these results which reflect the hard work and effort of our students over the past two years, and the dedication of our staff who have prepared them so well for these more challenging examinations and have enabled them to achieve so highly.
“We are very proud of all our students’ achievements and wish them every success in the future.”
Alder Grange, in Rawtenstall, achieved a record proportion of A* and A grades, along with a 100 per cent pass rate in 19 subjects this year.
Eighty-three per cent of students gained three or more A-Levels or equivalent passes, the highest percentage to date.
Headteacher David Hampson said: “We are thrilled our students have gained such excellent exam results. The results overall are fantastic and reflect both the dedication of our students and the exceptional levels of aca- demic support provided by our staff.
“We are particularly pleased with gaining our highest ever percentage of students gaining A* to B grades at A Level and D* and D at BTEC.
“Our students’ successes are thoroughly deserved and I am thrilled that the vast majority of them are now embarking on courses at their first choice university.
“Ag6 has an inclusive ethos, opening its doors wide to students from across Rossendale of all abilities and our focus has been on helping each individual achieve their personal best. We would like to take this opportunity to wish all our students every success for the future.”
A-Level students getting their results from BRGS