» A-level results have pupils jumping for joy
ACHELTENHAM school is celebrating a record-breaking year of A-level results. All Saints’ Academy in Cheltenham said this includes a significant improvement in higher level passes at A*- A, A* -B and A*-C, which have all improved by five per cent or more this year.
Principal Dermot Mcniffe said: “Again, our students have had some fantastic results this year and I am delighted to see that more of our students are gaining the top grades at A Level.
“It shows how determined our students are to achieve the highest grade.
“Our Applied qualifications also saw a 15 per cent improvement in the number of students gaining Distinction* and Distinction passes.
“The overall average attainment per entry has continued to improve this year too.
“This is really pleasing, considering all the turbulence our students have had to navigate due to the government’s changes to A Level and Level 3 courses in recent years.
“I am delighted that our Sixth Form students have achieved yet another set
of good results; their success is testament to their hard work, and the dedication of teaching and support staff.
“We are so proud that students set new record breaking results each year. We wish them well as they prepare for university and future careers.”
At Cheltenham Ladies’ College, A* grades made up almost a third of results (31.1 per cent).
This year, 10 pupils have gained four or more A* grades at A Level, and 23 have achieved three A* grades or more.
Across the cohort of 129 students, 71.2% of grades are A* or A, while an impressive 89.6% are A*- B.
Principal Eve Jardine-young said: “I am delighted by this year’s wonderful results, made possible by the dedication and hard work of all our students and staff.
“Our students are pursuing a bold and imaginative range of courses, in the UK and around the world, and we wish them every success.”
Individual achievements encompass the results of the IB, A Level and Pre-u students, include one student who achieved 6 A* grades at A Level, and 17 girls who have met the requirements of their Oxbridge offers.
These offers comprise places to study Medicine, Economics, Law, Theology, and Geography at Oxford, and English, Engineering, History of Art, Maths, Modern Greek and Linguistics, Biology, and Medicine at Cambridge.
Students have also secured places at a number of global universities, including Yale, Stanford, Princeton, Georgetown, John Hopkins, NYU, Parsons School of Design, and other US colleges.
One has been accepted onto the World Bachelor in Business programme, delivered jointly by the University of Southern California, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and Milan’s Bocconi University.
Cheltenham Ladies’ College pupils
Pupils from All Saints’ Academy