The future looks bright for local A Level students - The Leamington Observer

The future looks bright for local A Level students

Leamington Editorial 13th Aug, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016   0

YOUNGSTERS across the district have made the grade with another year of impressive A Level results.

Although nationally grades have dropped slightly, schools and colleges locally reported impressive results.

Myton School recently stated it would not be playing the exam leagues table game and would once again not release overall figures until next month after they had been properly compiled.

But the Warwick school saw some top achievers, including Simon Cooper and Kingsley Hunt who both received two A*s.

Headteacher Paul MacIntyre said: “We would like to congratulate all of our students, the staff are justifiably proud of their achievements. They deserve their successes and we wish them well as they progress to their chosen university or career. “

Defying national statistics, North Leamington School have seen an increase in their results with many students scooping a A* to B grades.

Top results went to Nicola Bywater, who took home two A*s and Beth Howell who received three A grades.

Headteacher Joy Mitchell said: “I am delighted with the continued improvement in performance of students at NLS – particularly the upward trend in A* – B grades. This year’s A Level students have again produced excellent results that have significantly improved our overall school results for yet another year. These results reflect the tremendous amount of hard work and commitment of both students and their teachers when expectations nationally are rising year on year. I am convinced that our student’s results will put them in a strong position for successful pathways beyond school, whether it be university entrance, apprenticeships or employment.”

Students at Leamington’s Warwickshire College have seen another improvement in their results for the sixth year.

Nearly all students passed their exams, with Hollie Parsons achieving three A results and now planning to study to become a vet.

Vice Principal Helen Kinghorn said: “We are absolutely delighted with our outstanding results this year – it is a real testament to the talent, hard work and dedication of our students and staff.

Congratulations to the students who have achieved this fantastic success with the college, and we wish them all the very best for the future, whatever they choose to do. They should be extremely proud of their achievements today.”

At Campion School 87 per cent of students were awarded a grade A* to C.

The sixth form saw some top achievers including Kirsty Partridge who walked away with an A* and now plans to continue her education at nearby Warwick University.

Headteacher Jassa Panesar said: “We are delighted for all our pupils who worked so hard and have achieved so highly. These are great young people who we have known for seven years – it’s such a pleasure to see that they have done so well. Campion students work hard and we are particularly pleased that so many of our students will now progress to top universities and quality employment or apprenticeships.”

At King’s High School, hard work paid off – with 96 per cent of students achieving a A* to C grade.

Top marks went to Hannah Taylor, who impressed with four A*s and is now planning to study maths at the University of Exeter.

And talented Daniella Cugini – voted young poet of the year 2014 – is planning to read English after scooping three A*s.

Headteacher Elizabeth Surber said: “We are delighted to see the hard work and dedication of our girls and staff rewarded with these good results. Most importantly, they enable the girls to proceed to degrees at the universities of their choice.”

Students at Warwick School were also celebrating impressive results, with 81 per cent receiving A* to B marks.

Peter Lau is planning to study Maths at Cambridge after gaining six A* grades.

Headteacher Gus Lock said: “I am delighted our students are enjoying excellent results, achieving at a level of which they can be incredibly pleased. They have shone both academically and outside the classroom and it has been a great pleasure to know and to teach them. They are exceptional young men of whom we are very proud indeed.”

And at the Kingsley School in Leamington, 84 per cent of girls passed at grades A* to C.

Headteacher Heather Owens said: “Year after year I am thrilled with the girls’ academic success – this year I am especially pleased that whilst the national proportion of A*s has dropped, Kingsley’s has doubled.”

Southam College students celebrated a 100 per cent pass rate, with Emily Edwards taking home three A*s and now planning to continue studying at Leeds University.

Assistant headteacher Keith Bradbury said: “We are really pleased with the success of all our students and wish them the very best for their future.”

Princethorpe College students have achieved more top A-Level grades than ever before.

Over a quarter of all grades were A* or A, and over three-quarters of all grades were C or better.

An overwhelming majority gained entry into the universities of their choice, while over 70% of the students were awarded the Princethorpe Diploma, encompassing academic success, work experience, extra-curricular achievement and service to others in the community.

Head teacher Ed Hester said he was delighted with the results.

He added: “We have had more top grades than ever before and the results show how the hard work of both students and staff has been rewarded.

“While we are of course delighted with their academic achievements, these students have many other fine qualities: kindness, respect and a strong sense of right and wrong which will be as important for them – if not more so – as they move on to the next phase of their lives.

“I am delighted they have been rewarded for their efforts; we all wish them well for the future.”

Aylesford School Sixth Form can boast a 100 per cent pass rate for their A Level students, with 22 per cent of the exams receiving A* and A grades.

49 per cent were graded at A* to B and 75 per cent were graded at A* to C.

There were a number of noteworthy performances including Sam Lewis A*AA, Theo Rutter A*A*B, Ethan Poole AAA, Liam Miller A*AB, Jack Snelson A*AC.

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