THE long wait was over for schools across Bromsgrove as students received their A-Level results today.
Sixth Form students at South Bromsgrove High School have maintained the high standards both in A-Levels and BTEC qualifications with the school meeting its targets at Key Stage 5.
In 2016/17, 53 per cent of students in a year group of 207 students achieved A*to B grades with students achieving an overall pass rate of over 99 per cent. The average achievement was a B grade.
Exceptional performers include Lucy Nicholls with three A* grades and Libby McNie who will be reading Chemistry at Oxford having achieved A* and A grades.
Outgoing Principal, Paul Topping, said: “Once again, I would like to congratulate students on their outstanding achievements and thank parents for their wisdom and support during the Sixth Form years.
“We believe that all of our students will secure their destinations beyond school and we wish them well as they embark on this new and exciting stage of their lives.”
Bromsgrove School is celebrating a ‘summer of success’ with more than a quarter of all results achieved the equivalent of an A*.
The school offers a wider choice than just A-Levels in the Sixth Form, a large number of pupils study for the International Baccalaureate Diploma, and these results, published in July, had an average score of 39.1 points, the School’s highest ever IB average.
As well as this, 49 per cent of 43 candidates achieving 40 points or above and in Higher Level subjects, 45 per cent of entries scored a seven (equivalent to an A* at A level), whilst the equivalent A*/A rate was 88 per cent.
A number of students also have the opportunity to sit BTEC qualifications, between them these pupils achieved 52 Distinction* grades (equivalent to a grade A at A level) with a further eight Distinctions amongst a total entry of 62 qualifications.
All students holding offers from Oxbridge met their offers and the university destinations of leavers include a list of top world and UK universities with pupils winning scholarships to NYU in Abu Dhabi (Academic Scholarship), the University of British Columbia (International Leader of Tomorrow Award) and the University of Mount Olive (International Scholarship).
Headmaster, Peter Clague, said: “In a year in which A level students have faced the challenge of new courses and changes to the qualifications system, I am delighted that Bromsgrove’s students have once again performed well”.
Headteacher at Waseley Hills High School, Alan Roll, has congratulated students on their results as they have continued to improve.
He said: “We are very pleased that at a time of change in examination systems there are some excellent results for Waseley students and a continued statistical trend of improvement for our Sixth Form.
“I am sure that students and parents would want to join me in thanking their teachers for playing an important part in this success.”
North Bromsgrove High School’s Sixth Form saw its students achieve stable results and improvements in some areas compared to previous years.
High achieving students include, Eden Peppercorn received grades A*AA and is set to read English Literature at Bristol University and Ethan Mole received grades AAA and will be reading Chemistry at Birmingham University.
Head teacher, Angelina Robin-Jones, said: “The students have worked terrifically hard, particularly in view of changes to examinations, and it is wonderful to see so many of them able to pursue their chosen next step in education, apprenticeship or the world of work.
“My thanks go to the students, their parents/carers and the staff as such results are always the outcome of joint efforts, care and commitment.”
Celebrations are taking place for the 2017 cohort of Woodrush High School Sixth Form students who have achieved record results in this year’s A levels.
More than half of all students gained A*-B grades, 82.2 per cent of students achieved A*-C and a 100 per cent pass rate.
Individual excellence for the 2017 cohort includes: James- 4 A*s, Grace M- 2 A*s and 1 A, Chloe – 2 A* and 1 A, Alicia- 3 Distinction *s, Deanna- 1 A* and 2 Distinction *s, Georgina- 3 As and James- 1 A*, 2 As and 1 B.
Headteacher, Ms Rancins, said: “A fantastic achievement and testimony to the students’ dedication and the support from their families and Woodrush teachers.
“We are justifiably proud of all of our students’ outstanding achievements.
“Congratulations to all our students who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to their studies and have gained the best ever A Level results achieved for Woodrush High School Sixth Form.”
Ms N. Rancins