Nervous wait over as A Level results announced across Worcester - The Worcester Observer

Nervous wait over as A Level results announced across Worcester

Worcester Editorial 17th Aug, 2017 Updated: 18th Aug, 2017   0

STUDENTS across Worcester are celebrating this morning (Thursday) after receiving their much-awaited A Levels results.

RGS Worcester enjoyed success with its students scoring an impressive 75 per cent of grades between A* to B, and 95 per cent between A* to C, which is higher than last year’s results.

Of those celebrating were head boy Ben Thomson and head girl Ella McCoshan, who both achieved three A*s at A Level to secure their places at Oxford and Cambridge respectively.

Other high achievers at the school have chosen to pursue a more direct route into their careers and have received job offers with international organisations.

Eloise Morgan has been offered a higher degree apprenticeship with Deloitte, whilst Grace Hewitt has a place on the KPMG School Leavers Programme.

RGS headmaster John Pitt said: “Many congratulations to the students who have performed extremely well during a difficult time of A Level reforms.

“They’ve achieved excellent results and contributed so much to the School. I’m particularly pleased to see they have set themselves up so well for university or whatever they wish to do after leaving RGS. They demonstrate that young people really can achieve remarkable things and we wish them every success for the future.”

Students at the King’s School, Worcester are also celebrating after 21.5 per cent of grades were awarded at A* level – the second highest result in the school’s history – and more than 90 per cent of exams were awarded A* to C grades.

In total, King’s pupils achieved more than 180 A* and A grades and 40 per cent of students achieved A* or A grades in at least two subjects.

Dom Cronie and Donovan Webb each achieved four grades at A*, with George Blinman-Wilson, Iona Davies, Saskia Frisby, Rebecca Hartley, Sophie Mackay, Henry Marles and Rosie Ormandy all achieving three grades at A*.

King’s headmaster Matthew Armstrong said: “We’re very proud of our pupils achieving an excellent set of A Level results this year.

“I wish to congratulate all of the Upper Sixth students on their superb achievements at A Level, which are testament to the hard work of the students, their parents and the teachers who have supported them.

“The students have been a delight to teach and have accomplished so much during their time at King’s. I would therefore like to offer our students my best wishes as they proceed with confidence, taking well deserved places in the country’s top universities.”

Worcester Sixth Form College achieved a pass rate of 98.3 per cent – beating the national average of 97.9 per cent for the 15th consecutive year.

Of the 539 A Level students at the college, 530 (98.3 per cent) gained at least one A Level, 85 (15.8 per cent) gained three B grades or higher, 29 gained three A grades or higher and nine gained at least four subjects at A or B grades.

Of those nine students, four achieved four subjects all at grade A and one achieved four A* grades.

Of the 48 subjects taken, 32 (66.7 per cent) enjoyed a 100 per cent pass rate, whilst 423 students (84 per cent of the college’s students who applied through UCAS) successfully obtained university places – the national figure for 2016 was 74.5 per cent.

The Sixth Form’s principal Michael Kitcatt said: “I’m delighted to see all the hard work of the students and staff has again led to such excellent results, particularly in the first year of the new style linear A Levels in many subjects.”

Tudor Grange Academy achieved an overall pass rate of more than 90 per cent, with students studying science, English and health and social care enjoying particular success.

Every student who studied photography and dance achieved an A* to B grade and as a result, more students from the academy are going to university than ever before.

Tudor Grange’s principal Samantha Roach said: “We would like to thank all staff, parents and carers for the support they’ve given in helping achieve these results, and we would like to congratulate all of our students.

“We’ve very much enjoyed working with this delightful group of young adults. They’ve been tremendous role models, had a positive effect on our community and, most importantly, their hard work has yielded great success.

“We wish them the best of luck as they move on to a range of exciting destinations across the world.”


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