Hunts Students Shine In A-Levels

See more results day A-Level pupils at www.myphotos24.co.uk STUDENTS from across Huntingdonshire have been celebrating another good year of A-Level results. Hunts students mirrored the national average, which

See more results day A-Level pupils at www.myphotos24.co.uk

STUDENTS from across Huntingdonshire have been celebrating another good year of A-Level results.

Hunts students mirrored the national average, which saw pass rates rise from 96.9 per cent to 97.2 per cent.

Pass rates were up at St Peter's School in Huntingdon, where 98.2 per cent of exams were passed - a massive increase on last year's 80 per cent.


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Among the star performers were Lisa Sabir and Henry Luff, who both achieved three A grades and will study medicine at Cambridge and Liverpool respectively.

Head teacher Val Ford said: "We have achieved our best-ever results and are extremely proud of the students. Their hard work, commitment and focus have been rewarded, and the teaching staff must also take credit."

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At Kimbolton School, 99.2 per cent of exams were passed, with 90 per cent of grades at A-C.

Student Olivia Turon achieved one of the top five marks in the entire country for her English Literature paper, while seven Kimbolton students are heading to Oxbridge.

Head teacher Jonathan Belbin said: "These splendid results rest upon a great deal of hard work by both students and teachers."

At Longsands College in St Neots, students passed 98.6 per cent of exams, with 69.3 per cent of passes at grades A-C.

Seventeen-year-olds Elaine Hiles and Danielle Hainsby both achieved three A grades and will study law at Nottingham and Warwick universities respectively.

Principal Robert Whatmough said: "This group has built on its success at GCSE level two years ago and we are delighted so many candidates have secured excellent results.

"The results are a clear demonstration of what can be achieved by hard work focused preparation and determination."

Results improved again at Hinchingbrooke School in Huntingdon, with the overall pass rate at 97.5 per cent compared to last year's 93.6 per cent.

The school's A-C grades were also up from 58.6 per cent to 67.8 per cent.

Head teacher Keith Nancekievill said: "We are delighted to see an improvement on 2007 results with our largest ever entry of 213 students. Our students worked hard and thoroughly deserve their results."

High achievers include Lindsey Brown who managed the responsibilities of head girl alongside her academic studies to achieve three A grades.

Catherine King and Georgina Thomas gained four and three A grades respectively to gain places at Nottingham to read medicine.

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