THE NERVOUS wait for city students came to an end this morning (Thursday) when they received their much-awaited A Level results.
WORCESTERSHIRE’S largest sixth form, Worcester Sixth Form College maintained its above national average results for the 14th year with a pass rate of 99.2 per cent.
Of the college’s 600 A Level candidates this year, 595 (99.2 per cent) gained at least one A Level, 84 (14.0 per cent) gained three B grades or better, 22 students gained three A grades or better and 57 A* grades were achieved by 40 students.
Also, 42 subjects out of the 48 taken (87.5 per cent) had a 100 per cent pass rate.
Principal Michael Kitcatt, said: “I am delighted with the excellent results that our students have achieved again this year. This is the fourteenth consecutive year that our A Level pass rate has been above national average and this is a tribute to the hard work of our students and the dedication and expertise of our staff.”
STUDENTS at the King’s School on College Green are also celebrating another fantastic set of A Level results this year with 47 per cent achieving A* or A grades.
In total, King’s pupils achieved more than two hundred A* and A grades, 70 per cent achieved A*, A and B grades and 87 per cent achieved A* to C grades.
Among the top performers was Theo Beever and Thomas Whitworth who each achieved four grades at A* while Thomas Briggs, Peter Brotherwood, Lara Drew, Finlay Parker, Ellen Reakes-Williams, Kathryn Smith, Alistair Smith and Daniel Stock each achieved three grades at A*.
Headmaster Matthew Armstrong, said: “These results mean that the majority of the year group have met their offers for their university places. This includes eight of our students who had gained offers of places to study at Oxford and Cambridge.
“I wish to congratulate all of the girls and boys on their achievements at A Level. To succeed in these demanding courses while also accomplishing so much in music, drama, sport and other extra-curricular activities is particularly impressive. I am excited to see them all move on to embrace the challenges of the next phase of their lives and look forward hearing about their continued success.
“Finally, I would like to pay tribute to all of the teachers at King’s for the inspiration, dedication and hard work which has helped our pupils to achieve their success. The strong and purposeful working relationships they build with pupils at King’s continues to be central to the academic success of the school.”
STEM (Sciences, Design Technology, and Mathematics) subjects lead the way at RGS Worcester as 84 per cent of students received A* to B grades.
With 93.2 per cent of all grades at A* to C, RGS Worcester students have achieved a strong set of A level results this year.
Of all entries in STEM subjects, 56.2 per cent achieved A*/A and as a consequence, the vast majority of students have achieved their first choice University offer, including all Oxbridge offers.
There are a number of individual success stories including, Laura Curtis, Head Girl, who succeeded in securing her place at Queens’ College, Cambridge to read French and Italian.
Laura is the daughter of Tim Curtis, former England and Worcestershire Cricketer who is Director of Sport at RGS Worcester and is retiring this year, after 40 years of service at RGS as both a pupil and a teacher.
Laura fulfilled a family dream by gaining her Cambridge place, her grandfather attended Trinity Hall, Cambridge during the Second World War and was always hopeful that one of his four children or ten grandchildren would follow in his footsteps. Laura, the youngest grandchild, has finally managed to grant her grandfather’s wish.
Headmaster, Mr John Pitt, said: “Our students have performed well across the board and it is very pleasing to see such strong results, particularly in the challenging STEM subjects. We are all aware that this country has a skills shortage in this area. I am sure that these students have been inspired by participating successfully in a number of Regional and National competitions and will go on to successful careers in these fields.”
Mr Pitt continued: “Congratulations to the Upper Sixth students. They have been an excellent year group and have worked extremely hard. Thank you to their teachers who have gone above and beyond in supporting the students to achieve. It is always rewarding to see our students well prepared for the next stage of their education and their future lives.”
AS its first year as a Sixth Form comes to a close, Christopher Whitehead Language College celebrated successful AS Level results.
With only a Year 12 cohort, the new Sixth Form had 91 external AS/A level entries including 49 students in total sitting external exams.
Overall, 96 per cent of students achieved an A to E grade and 43 per cent achieved A or B grades.
Three students sat A2 exams in maths alongside their AS exams with 100 per cent A to E and 66 per cent A to B.
Both Head Teacher, Neil Morris and Head of Sixth Form, Matt Mobberley said they are delighted with the first set of results.
Mr Mobberley said: “In particular, we are overjoyed for those students who have returned to us from other institutions and who have made massive improvements on their previous results, Jay Drury and Christian Eyles in particular.
“Due to ongoing expansion of the sixth form site, we are pleased to announce that we have places available for students in year 12 and 13.”
Applications can be made via the sixth form website or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
STUDENTS at Tudor Grange achieved the best set of A Level results in the academy’s history.
As the first cohort to have been at the academy since its conversion from Elgar to Tudor Grange Academy Worcester seven years ago, 47 per cent of A Level students achieved A* to B, 76 per cent A* to C in all subjects and the pass rate was 100 per cent.
50 per cent of students achieved A* in Maths while 100 per cent achieved A* to B in Maths, Physics, French and Media Studies.
Students have won places in the Universities of Bristol, Birmingham, Bath, Brighton, Southampton and Glasgow and we wish them well for the future.
Ashley Roach, Director of Sixth Form, said: “I am delighted for the students as they have worked incredibly hard and are such fabulous role models for our younger students.”