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LIVE BLOG- Excitement as Worcester students open their A-Level results

Worcester Editorial 17th Aug, 2023 Updated: 17th Aug, 2023   0

SUCCESS was on the timetable for students in Worcester as they eagerly waited to find out their A-Level results.

Students across the city travelled back to their colleges or sixth forms today to see if they got the grades needed to go to university, earn an apprenticeship or get their dream job.

This summer has seen a return to pre-pandemic grading in England, with some protection put in place to recognise any disruption students have faced due to Covid.

King’s Worcester 

A record-breaking 98 per cent of students at King’s Worcester achieved all their grades at A*-C level.

In addition, 18 per cent of all grades awarded were A*, while 45 per cent of results secured were A*- A and 77 per cent were graded A*- B.




Grace Warren and Purdy Newson-Tonks celebrate their results.

This year’s percentages for A*- A, A*- B, and A*- C were all higher than in 2019, the last set of results before the pandemic.

Sophie Pitts, Thora Dykes and Amy Hall from King’s Worcester celebrate their acceptances by their chosen universities. s

Headmaster, Gareth Doodes said: “We are overjoyed to hear of the outstanding accomplishments of our Upper Sixth students, who persevered through years of disrupted study with unwavering determination and tenacity.


“The outstanding resilience displayed by our students, who had never taken public exams before this summer, is truly commendable.”

The schools Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) results achieved by 37 students on a diverse range of questions were outstanding, with 73 per cent awarded A* grades, and 84 per cent gaining A*– A scores.

Harvey Conyers, Barnaby Tripp, George Tomlinson and Sam Hawes are heading travelling before they embark on their university degrees. s

An EPQ is the equivalent of an A-Level and allows students to conduct in-depth research in an area of personal interest.

Head of School, Bobby Riddell will read Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Durham while King’s Senior Scholar, Grace Miller, will be off to the University of Bristol to study Dentistry.

Other outstanding students include Alfred Kelsey, who received an Organ Scholarship to Oxford, rowing Vice-Captains of Boats, Rosie Stanley and Charlie Webster, who will both be reading Law at Exeter University and First XV Rugby Captain Laurie Checkley, who is heading to Liverpool University to study Medicine.

Two students gained places on the Business, Accounting and Finance degree apprenticeship programmes with PWC, and one will be joining Rolls Royce on their Finance and Apprenticeship Scheme.

Students, David Gee and Rafay Siddiqui, gained places on the Business, Accounting and Finance degree apprenticeship programmes with world-leading firm PWC.

 

 

 

 

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