THE LONG wait was finally over for thousands of students across the country today (Thursday) when they received their A and AS level results.
And the national media was reporting record numbers of university places being offered.
The overall pass rate remained the same from the previous year – at 98.1 per cent – and the amount of A* to A grades was 25.8 per cent.
There were also some fantastic results across Bromsgrove and Rubery with students taking time out to celebrate before they start preparing for university.
Here is how some of our many successful students fared
North Bromsgrove High School
THE OVERALL pass rate at North Bromsgrove High School was an impressive 96.5 per cent with 40 per cent gaining A* to B grades.
All students who applied for undergraduate places at UK universities were successful, while other students have decided to pursue other opportunities such as foreign internships and practical work experience.
High achieving students included Jacob Cottrell, who received three As and will study History at Birmingham University, Ben Tomkinson who gained A*, A, A, B and will now study maths at Bath University.
Head teacher David Hadley-Pryce praised the students for the ‘commitment and enthusiasm’ they had shown to achieve these results, he also wished the departing year 13’s all the best for the future.
For more information on the school visit www.northbromsgrove.worcs.sch.uk or call 01527 872375.
South Bromsgrove High School
SOME students from South Bromsgrove High School said their grades even surpassed their own expectations.
One of those was Charlie Bointon who achieved two A*s and two As and is off to Manchester University.
Another high performer was Matt Anderson who also earned two A*s and two As – he is now off to Cambridge.
In addition to A-level success, almost 70 students from the sixth form completed their Gold Duke of Edinburgh award.
The class of 2015/16 achieved an overall pass rate of 99 per cent with 205 students gained grades between A* and B.
Headteacher Paul Topping congratulated students on their outstanding achievements and wished them well on their educational journeys.
And he said continued support from teachers and parents also played a part in this latest success.
Waseley Hills High School
WITH the Olympic Games in everyone’s mind the headteacher of Waseley Hills High School Alan Roll likened his students performances to Team GB’s athletes ‘striking gold’ with their ‘excellent grades’.
The faculty and whole school was made very proud by a 99 per cent overall pass rate, with 43 per cent of students also gaining grades between B and A*.
Some students who did exceptionally well included Jade Arch, who receiving two As and an A*, Cameron Barrett who earned three A grades and an A* grade and Daniel Kimber, who achieved two As and two A*s.
Elisha Perkins achieved three A grades and Lucy Shaw earned herself two As and two Bs.
Mr Roll paid tribute to the excellent all-round performance from the students and praised Waseley’s teachers for helping them reach their targets.
A TOTAL of 86 per cent of students from Bromsgrove School sixth-form received A* to B grades.
Every BTEC grade received was also Distinction level or above, equivalent to A grade at A level and IB results, reported in July, were outstanding with an average point score of 38.
Head student pair William Lockhart (A*, A*, A) and Kate Edgington (A*, A, A) made school history by both securing their Oxbridge offers in Land Economy and Law respectively.
As well as three A*s and two As, local boy Tom Lynch also achieved a B grade in Further Additional Mathematics – the highest level maths can be studied prior to degree level. He is now heading to Oxford to study Material Sciences.
Meanwhile Bromsgrove’s star of the stage Olivia Wormald will attend London’s Mountview Academy of Arts to study drama.
Story by Ed Gwilliam