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Students open long-awaited A Level results in Stratford district

Stratford Editorial 15th Aug, 2019 Updated: 15th Aug, 2019   0

THE WAIT is over for Warwickshire students anticipating their A Level results.

Today students are returning to schools, sixth forms and colleges to find out their grades

King Edward’s VI School sixth-formers smashed records this year, achieving just over 88 per cent of A* to B grades.

Nearly 70 students obtained three A grades or more, including 15 whose results mean they will be going on to study at Oxford or Cambridge universities.

Those who achieved four A* grades include Ewan Chamberlain, Beth Eames, Dominic Howden, Joe Hunt, Artem Khovanov, Sam Leadley, Oliver Richardson, Joshua Stone, Jemima Swain and Archie Watt.

Headmaster Bennet Carr said: “I am delighted that our students and staff have been able to reap the rewards of their combined dedication and commitment. Special mention should also be made of the parents who have provided such wonderful support. As they leave us, it is particularly pleasing that these results have enabled our students to secure places on the country’s most competitive university and apprenticeship courses including fifteen to Oxbridge. We thank them for their wonderful contribution to the life of the School and wish them the very best for the future.”

And Southam College is celebrating top results with all students passing, most with A* to B grades.

Daniel Ridges and Beth Edwards came top of the class with two A*s and an A grades.

Headteacher Ranjit Samra said: “These results are testament to the hardwork of students and staff and the support that parents and carers provide. I want congratulate everyone involved and wish them every success for the future.”

Alcester Grammar School is among those schools celebrating after  60 per cent of papers were graded A* to B, with 86 per cent receiving A* to C marks.

Principal Clive Sentance said: “Alcester Grammar School would like to congratulate its departing class of 2019 on their many achievements over 13 years of education, and wish them all the very best as they head on to whatever they do next. Whether it’s further study at university or college, a degree level apprenticeship, or an action-packed gap year, our alumni have a world of opportunity opening up as a result of all their hard work in developing their knowledge, talents and skills. Not only have they achieved some superb results, but as a group they have shown tenacity, character, resilience and kindness. It’s been a team effort and everyone associated with the school – parents, staff and students – can be justifiably proud of their contribution.”

And staff at Stratford School are delighted by the results received by their students today.

Nearly 20 per cent of grades were A* or A, over 41 per cent were A* to B grades and over two thirds of A Level results were graded A* to C.

Notable achievements include Hanan Shinwari, Teah Douglas, Aaron Morris and Libby Dwyer who all received straight A* or A grades, Chris Harvey who received two A* grades, Dan Woodhouse and Libby Bishop-Jennings who received three A grades and Navitha Jathin and Jack Woodroffe  each with one A* and one A grade.

Neil Wallace, Headteacher has praised the students’ achievements. He said: “We are delighted with the results our students have achieved. Students have responded very well to the challenge of pursuing 3 A Levels rather than entering 4 at AS Level and then dropping one of them in Year 13. As such, this is the first year that our students have had to rely on the terminal examination for their overall grade. They should be really pleased with how they have performed. These results are the culmination of an immense amount of hard work over the last two years by students and staff. We wish every one of our students the very best as they move onto a wide range of University courses and routes into employment, including prestigious Russell Group Universities and high quality apprenticeships. I’m sure they will leave Stratford School well prepared for the future and with an abundance of happy memories.”

Meanwhile Stratford College is celebrating  an 100 per cent pass rate, up by three per cent from last year.

Students have secured places to universities and stage schools such as Urdang Academy, University of Warwick, PP Academy and the School of Theatre Excellence, while others have chosen to stay on at the college to take advantage of its range of university-level courses.

College officer Lindsey Stewart said “We are delighted with these successful results, and proud of our students for their exceptionally hard work, supported by our dedicated teaching staff.”


Results updated as we receive them.

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