» A-level re­sults have pupils jump­ing for joy

Record break­ers

Gloucestershire Echo - - FRONT PAGE - Phillip NOR­RIS phillip.nor­[email protected]­plc.com

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

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