Pupils cel­e­brate exam suc­cess

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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

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