A Levels: Hunts schools prove they’re pass masters

TEENAGERS in Huntingdonshire played their part in another record-breaking year of A-level results. With the pass rate up for the 25th consecutive year, many teenagers celebrated getting into their chosen university. The majority of schools overall pass r

TEENAGERS in Huntingdonshire played their part in another record-breaking year of A-level results.

With the pass rate up for the 25th consecutive year, many teenagers celebrated getting into their chosen university.

The majority of schools' overall pass rates and passes at A-C were up, although St Peter's School, in Huntingdon, dropped slightly.

Kimbolton School was again the top performer in the district, with 99.9 per cent of entries achieving a passing grade.


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The school's head boy Oliver Bridge was one of the highest achievers, scoring 598 points of a possible 600 in his economics A-level.

Dominic Lague, from Longsands, in St Neots, was the school's first pupil to sit an AEA (advanced A-level) - and achieved a distinction in French.

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As ever, the increased pass rate has led to claims from some quarters that A-levels are getting easier.

However, Howard Gilbert, headteacher of St Ivo School, said that such claims were unfair on the hard work put in by pupils.

"People break the 100 metres record on a regular basis but no one says that is getting any easier," he said. "Pupils and teachers are getting better at preparing themselves for exams and there is increased investment in schools with more focus on academic results.

"A lot of hard work goes into achieving these results, from both staff and pupils.

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