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Sixth form students across the region are celebrating today after receiving their A-level results. Check out The Hunts Post website for updated news throughout the day and see our special A-level Results pull-out in next week’s newspaper.
Sixth form students across the region are celebrating today after receiving their A-level results.
Check out The Hunts Post website for updated news and a Picture Gallery throughout the day, and see our special A-level Results pull-out in next week’s newspaper.
At Ernulf Academy, 60 per cent of Media Studies students achieved A*-B grades. English Language and Art and Design students also did well with 40 per cent achieving A*-B grades, while a strong Btec performance saw 80 per cent of candidates attaining top grades.
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Notable individual performances included, A2 Art & Design students Alice Willard who gained an A* and Kira Blume was awarded an A, while at AS level, Katie Angel gained four A grades in Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Physics and Norbet Chmurzynski, a polish-born student who has only been at student at Ernulf for four years, achieved good passes in the same subjects.
Acting headteacher Di Beddow, said: “These are pleasing results with some excellent individual performances. The students should be congratulated on achieving or exceeding their potential. I wish them all the best on their future pathways. Here at Ernulf we are on the road to recovery. In the next few years we are going to do everything we can to support the young people of St Neots. We are on a mission.”
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Longsands continued its upward trend in overall pass rates for both A2 and As Level, achieving 98.3 per cent and 97 per cent,
respectively. In 28 of the 37 subjects, students achieved 100 per cent pass rates, of particular note was Graphics, Photography, Further Maths, and Government and Politics which all achieved more than 80 per cent A*-B grades, while Fine Art, Chemistry, Classics, English Language and Literature, Film Studies, Law and PE also achieved 100 per cent A*-C grades. Vocational subjects contributed strongly to the tally of higher grades, with 100 per cent pass rates in Cambridge Technicals in ICT, Btec Business and Sport. The high achievers included Reece Griffiths, of Heron Close in St Neots, who gained A*s in Chemistry, Maths, Further Maths and Physics and he will be taking up a place at Cambridge University to read Engineering. Sam Luckman gained A grades in Biology, Maths, Physics and Psychology and Megan Evans, A*s in Biology, Maths and Psychology.
Headteacher, Rick Carroll said: “We are very proud of our students for the amount of effort they have put in and wish them every success in the next stages of their lives. I am sure that with a strong work ethic and high aspirations we shall hear great things of them in the future. We are really thrilled and there are some strong stand-out performances from individual students. Our students have worked really hard and we couldn’t have asked any more from them, our staff and our parents who have shown their support.”
St Ivo pupils have been celebrating another fantastic year of A-level results with more than 98 per cent receiving A*-C grades and 46 per cent of students receiving A*-B grades with a further 23 per cent gaining an A* or A grade.
Acting headteacher Martin McGarry said: “We have been particularly impressed with the number of students who have achieved their estimated grades and even better. Well done St Ivo students.
“These grades are a stepping stone for the next part of their career. For many it is the beginning of their next stage in education.”
Seven of the school’s pupils received two A*’s and an A.
St Peter’s School
St Peter’s School has announced the best A-level results they have had in recent years.
Many of the students studying Computing, Languages, Chemistry and Physical Education did particularly well with student attainment in other subjects improving.
Headteacher Christopher Bennet said: “Due to the hard work and dedication of both students and staff, students have attained the highest possible grades across a broad range of subjects.
“The success of students demonstrates the improvements being made at St Peter’s which are supporting our students to attain higher qualifications, giving them greater opportunities for the rest of their lives.”
Sawtry Village Academy
Sawtry Village Academy is celebrating continued improvement under new leadership; as A-level students exceeded last year’s exam results.
The percentage of students gaining A*-E grades at A-level was 99 per cent, which marks a two per cent increase on the previous year and is above the national average. The number of students achieving the highest A*-C grades was 66 per cent.
Sarah Wilson, principal at Sawtry Village Academy, said: “We are thrilled with these results, and I’d firstly like to congratulate all of the students and staff for their hard work and enthusiasm.
“I’m pleased to see that this achievement and desire is being rewarded now with these results. We are confident that they will enable our students to progress to university or employment as planned and we wish all of them every success.”
Notable performances were recorded by Rosie Greenbank, who achieved three passes at A* or A grades. Other high grade passes were achieved by Sophie Batten and Annabelle Davis. Thomas Murphy and Liam Murtagh were the highest performing boys.
Abbey College, Ramsey
Students from Abbey College in Ramsey have reached new heights after achieving the school’s best ever results.
The number of students attaining A*-A grades rose from 28 per cent last year to 51 per cent this year and it’s A*-C grades greatly improving from 64 per cent 89 per cent. All students completing their A-levels also managed to receive A*-E grades.
Headteacher Andy Christoforou said: “It is an amazing effort - we have doubled our results from last year because we have been putting in the effort with members of staff helping students more than ever to get their grades.”
Kimbolton School is celebrating another bumper year of A-Level results with 46 per cent of all grades at A* or A and 15.6 per cent of the results were at the top A* grade.
More than a quarter (27) of the year group, gained at least three A*/As. The A*-B rate, the level so closely tied to entry to the top universities, was 78 per cent.
James Ellison from Brigstock and Daniel Parekh-Hill from Alconbury Weston both achieved four A* grades. James has a place to read Natural Sciences at Peterhouse College, Cambridge, while Daniel will be studying Economics at the London School of Economics.
Having gained three A* grades, Harriet Poulter (Aldwincle) is off to Bristol University to read English.
Other top performers included Joshua Daniels-Holgate (Islip), Joshua Gardner (Upper Dean), Matthew Hill (Little Staughton), Will James and Francesca Wilson (both Brampton), Madeleine Kluth (Great Gransden) Emily Mott (Morborne) and Leo Penrose (Little Gransden) who all achieved at least two A*s and one A.
A further 17 students gained at least one A*.
Headteacher Jonathan Belbin, said: “I am delighted with this strong set of results, reflecting the hard work of our students and staff across the spectrum. Just as important, however, are the personal qualities and additional interests that our students have gained, meaning that they are equipped not just for top universities but also the world of work beyond.”
Hinchingbrooke School’s A*-B grades fell slightly from 48 per cent last year to 44 per cent this year, but 98 per cent of students managed A*-E grades in this year’s exams.
Director of Sixth Form, Charlie Fordham said: “It is amazing for all the students, seeing who got offers for university but for some they didn’t quite get out of what they hoped. It is so thrilling – we are really proud of what they have achieved.”