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Heads’ pride at students’ efforts

Rob George 21st Aug, 2019

STUDENTS across Worcester joined teenagers nationwide to discover their A-Level grades as the nervous wait for their results came to an end.

Teenagers at Christopher Whitehead Language College (CWLC) were among those celebrating when the results were revealed.

Nationally the overall pass rate remains the same as last year at 97.6 per cent for students in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The A* to E pass rate at the Bromwich Road school has risen to 98 per cent and Matt Mobberley, head of sixth form said: “Our results reflect the hard work and dedication of our students and staff.”

Students at Worcester Sixth Form College recorded a pass rate of more 98.5 per cent, the 17th year running it has been above the national average.

More than three quarters of entries recorded A*, A, B or C grades, compared to 75.8 per cent nationally.

Principal Ed Senior said: “As well as those students who have attained outstanding academic success, I am also proud of students who have achieved to their potential and it is to their credit they have succeeded in the context of very difficult exams and exacting linear courses.

“The results are also testament to the skill and dedication of our staff. In addition to academic support from their teachers, our students receive outstanding pastoral support from their tutors, careers advisers and other members of staff which is a significant part of their overall success.”

Outstanding successes include Will Wright who achieved four A*s in further maths, maths, physics and Spanish. The former CWLC student has been accepted to read mathematics at St John’s College, Cambridge..

King’s School teenagers enjoyed another successful examination season with more than 40 per cent of results graded at A* or A, close to 70 per cent graded A* or B and 87 per cent of results graded A* to C.

More than 25 students achieved three or more A* or A grades and acting headmaster Jon Ricketts praised the students for their achievements:

“Following the particularly sad news with the passing of headmaster Matthew Armstrong it’s wonderful to share with the students their fantastic news. I know he would have felt so proud and would have been delighted with their success.

“Matthew’s vision was to ensure students leave King’s curious about the world, excited to learn and able to adapt to future changes. Our leavers are now fully prepared as they continue with the next chapter of their lives.”

RGS Worcester students notched up the school’s best A* results for five years with the school recording almost 40 per cent of all grades at either A* or A and more than 70 per cent at A*, A or B.

Amongst those celebrating was Fraser Sparks who achieved four A* grades and is going on to study Mathematics at Oxford University while head boy Felix Haynes achieved three A* grades and has a place to read Human, Social and Political Sciences at Cambridge University.

Amy Rogers achieved four A*s and will read Mathematics, having been one of the top performers nationally in the UK Maths Olympiad.

Headmaster John Pitt said: “We are delighted our Upper Sixth students have achieved such excellent results under the new A-Level system. They have excelled in the sixth form and will go on to achieve great things.”

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