PICTURES AND VIDEO: Lincolnshire students discover their A-Level results
Students across Lincolnshire will discover their A-Level results today - and we'll bring you news first from across the county.
- UCAS says record number of students have been accepted by UK universities.
- Students across Lincolnshire discover their results today.
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Sophie Arnold from North Kesteven School - who achieved A* in Drama, A in Media and a B in English - talks to Echo reporter Rachael Cousins.
Cassie Watson, from St Peter and St Paul Catholic Academy, in Lincoln
She achieved an A* in religious studies and B in psychology and English literature, meaning that she has been able to take up a better offer at university.
She said: “I was offered a place to study psychology at Northumbria University but I got better grades than I expected so I was able to get a place to study psychology at Loughborough which is closer to home, so that was my best option.
“I am nervous about going to uni but excited in a way to be living on my own and being independent.”
- At Lincoln College , Gordon Gillespie, the Vice Principal of Curriculum and Quality, said: "We're extremely pleased with our students achieving a 98 per cent pass rate, which is the same as last year and an improvement on the year before."
Student Steph Watson, from Bracebridge Heath, said: "I'm feeling pretty good this morning.
"I got full marks in psychology. I want to go to York University to study either pyschology or English."
Emily Robinson said: "I'm really pleased. I got two A's and a B. The A's are in English Language and English Literature and the B is in sociology.
"I'm going to work for a year then apply for a university."
- A record number of pupils celebrated A grade success at William Farr this week.
Nearly half of the 133 pupils achieved an A or A* grade.
The school has also achieved the best ever percentage of pupils achieving A* to B grades for a decade, excluding general studies results.
Between them Toni Valladares Hodder, Rachael Boddy, Peter Lennon, Mairi McKinlay, Polly Mason and Georgina Connolly received 21 A* and A grades.
Toni, from Welton, is hoping to study maths at Oxford; Rachael, from Welton, will study psychology at Lincoln University; Peter, from Scothern, is going to Cambridge to study history; Mairi, from Scothern, will study medicine at Birmingham; Polly, from Welton, is going to Oxford to study modern languages and Georgina, from Lincoln, will study medicine at Leeds.
The overall pass rate for the school for results, not including the general studies results, came in at 99.5%.
Head teacher Andy Stones said: “It’s always a great day in the school year when we get to watch the pupils excitement and delight when they collect their results.
- Andrew Madge, headteacher at The Priory Witham Academy on De Wint Avenue, said: “Our A-Level results reflect the tremendous effort and dedication shown by our staff and students.
"We achieved an overall pass rate of 99 per cent, with 27 per cent of our Year 13 leavers now going on to study at university.
“In addition, four students will be continuing their time with us because they are taking up apprenticeships within the academy, with one post each in catering, childcare, IT and site maintenance.”
- Bethany Mackay, 17, from Sleaford, has achieved 4 A's and has got her place at Exeter university to study business management
- Laura Sandland-Taylor, 19, will study medicine at York university.
Laura, who achieved 4 A's, only joined KSHSSA for sixth form and said she couldn't have got her dream results without the support of the school.
She said: "I'm totally overwhelmed with joy. This is my lifetime dream."
- Rebecca Hague, 17, from Newark, was crying as she opened her results at Kesteven and Sleaford High School selective academy (KSHSSA).
She said: "I'm absolutely delighted, it's been a really tough journey."
Rebecca achieved 3 C's and an A*, she is pictured with mum Lynn Saunders.
- Nick Law, head teacher of Carre’s Grammar School, said: "We are very proud of the achievements of our A-level candidates this year.
"It is particularly pleasing to see that so many have achieved personal success and improved over time as a result of their hard work and determination to achieve their best.
Students at Carre's Grammar School
"The results represent a fantastic achievement for the students, who come from a whole range of schools to study in the Sleaford Joint Sixth Form, and this demonstrates the strength of the collaboration between the staff of the schools in the town.
"Staff and students have worked exceedingly hard together in challenging subjects and they achieve highly in these areas."
- There were happy students at Boston High School.
Alice Flint, 18, was celebrating after receiving an A* in geography, A in chemistry and B in history. She was overwhelmed at receiving the grades she needed to get her in to Cambridge University.
She said: “after the summer I will be studying national science. I am so happy that I gained the grades I needed to get me in to Cambridge.”
Students at Boston High School
Noelle Escayo, 18, achieved As in psychology and health and social care and Bs in chemistry and biology.
She said: “I was hoping to get these grades. I only needed three Ds to get into university so I am really happy. I have gotten in to UEA to study children’s nursing.
- At Boston Grammar School students achieved a 99 per cent A Level pass rate, with 46 per cent of all grades awarded at A*-B.
Among those to perform well were Mustafa Butt (A* biology, A chemistry, A maths, C physics; Jake Cooper (A* maths, A further maths, A physics); Michael Craven (A* biology, A chemistry, A* general studies, A geography, A maths); Colm Gallagher A English language, A media studies, A religious education; Ali Haider A* biology, A chemistry, B maths, A physics); Lawrence Hamshaw A* biology, A* business, A* chemistry A* general studies, A maths; Sophie Holland A* business, A economics, C general studies, A* maths; Ian Kinch A English literature A history, A psychology); Anish Pathak A biology, A* chemistry, A* maths, A* further maths; Samuel Relton A economics, A* maths A further maths; Aaron Roberts A* chemistry, A* maths, A* further maths, A physics); Dominic Sykes A biology, A chemistry A history).
Principal, Paul Marsh, said: "It's always pleasing to see students rewarded for years of hard work."
- Skegness Academy students once more achieved a 100 per cent pass rate in their A-Level and Level 3 equivalent courses of study.
This was the third consecutive year in which students maintained a perfect record and saw an impressive 65 per cent of students achieved an A* or A grade.
This is particularly significant as this year’s cohort studied an increasing number of academic courses compared to previous years.
Six students who have particular reason to celebrate are: Gemma Gray who achieved seven A-Level/equivalents all at grade A or above, Jake Turner who achieved six A-Level/equivalents - three at grade A or above, Kenzie Gray who achieved five A-Level/equivalents - three at grade A or above and Libby Cawthorn, Samuel Hayward and Ellis Taylor who all achieved four A-Level/equivalents with three at grade A or above.
Principal, Ian Corns, said: “This set of results is all down to the continued hard work of staff and students alike plus the increasingly rigorous management procedures put in place so as to ensure success.
“The Sixth Form at the Skegness Academy is growing rapidly, in fact it has more than doubled in size over the past two years which is testament to our success.
“My congratulations go to the Sixth Form team led by Mrs Silvester and supported by parents and students.”
- At Skegness Grammar School, 60 per cent of students achieved A-Level results of grade B or above, an increase of 13 per cent on last year’s results.
There was also a significant increase in the percentage of pupils achieving A*/A grades, rising from 23 per cent in 2012 to 26 per cent in 2013.
The school also enjoyed a very high general pass rate - with 99.4 per cent of students passing their exams.
Associate headteacher, Simon Sprague said: “These results are outstanding and represent Skegness Grammar School’s commitment to academic excellence.
“The results will enable many of our students to continue their education at the UK’s top universities. I would also like to thank the students’ subject teachers whose effort and commitment to the students’ progress should not go unrecognised.
“Finally, I would like to wish the students all the very best as they begin an exciting stage in their lives.”
Assistant headteacher, Sixth Form Jay Sturman added: “These results are a testimony to the students’ efforts over the last two years. We have seen an increase in successful applications to Russell Group Universities and I am delighted that our students are aiming high and achieving their goals.”
A number of students achieved superb individual performances gaining at least three grades at A*/A. These were Easton Barker, Matthew Champion, Oliver Jackson, Vincent Lo, Dan Nuttall, Helen Singleton, Adam Wood and Alec Young.
Chairman of Governors Jamie Gordon said: “Speaking as a parent of a Year 13 student who has shared the pressures of recent months, I am delighted for all the students, staff and parents at SGS. These are an excellent set of academic results and my thanks go to the dedicated staff who have worked so hard to prepare the students for their academic examinations.”
Students at Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Alford
- King Edward VI Grammar School, Louth students set a record by achieving the school’s best A-Level results in its entire history.
A total of 43 per cent of entries were graded at A* or A grade while 67 per cent of students achieved A* to B grades - both percentages up on 2012.
The number of pupils going on to university has previously seen the school ranked second in Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire by The Sutton Trust. This year’s initial results indicate that this trend continues with the vast majority of pupils achieving their university offer on the day.
Headmaster, James Lascelles, said: “These results are a real testament to the collaborative and supportive relationships that exist here between the staff and the pupils.
“In many ways this year group personifies what we stand for as a school: excellent results combined with outstanding contributions to the wider life of the school and community.”
Among the school’s top achievers were Dan Twigg with two A*s and 3 As who is going on to study Natural Sciences at Cambridge.
Three students also achieved 3 A*s and one A grade which will see Leonie Carr go on to study Television Production at Gloucester, Charlotte Ottaway study History at Cambridge and May Woods study English Language and Literature at Kings College London.
- Sixty-six sixth-formers at Market Rasen De Aston School were praised today for their individual performances.
Headteacher Ellenor Beighton particularly praised the number of students achieving the highest possible A level grade of A* and a host of others who gained A grades.
Alice Bull, left, and Beth Huby
Outstanding Year 13 students included Alice Bull with two A*s and an A grade, Sally Brunton and Jan Van Der Lubbe with multiple A*s and Jan’s brother Karl who also secured top grades.
In year 12, the lower sixth-form, there were notable successes for Tek Hong Chung - who achieved an A* in maths a year early and all other AS subjects at A grade.
Kathryn Cook achieved an A* and a number of A grades in her AS subjects. Victoria Smedley also added a couple of A grades as part of her AS course results.
Mrs Beighton said: “The success is down to the hard work of students and the dedication of the staff.
“They all worked really hard and should be very proud of their achievements.”
- The record book has been torn up this morning at Caistor Grammar School, where all 80-plus upper sixth-formers have passed four A levels.
Caistor’s average point score per candidate was 36.8 and an average point score per entry of 8.1.
Headmaster Roger Hale, who took over in 1996, said: “These are the best a level results in our distinguished history.
“With these results, Caistor Grammar School will retain its position as one of the leading schools nationally - as well as being well placed to top Lincolnshire’s league tables.
“And we expect to be recorded as achieving 1116.7 per candidate in the tables - which is also a new school record.
The percentage of grades at A* to B excluding general studies was 80 per cent and the pass rate was 100 per cent.
Two students gained four A*s - Jack Robinson and Joseph Ross - and three more gained three A*s - Henry McTernan, Daniel Watson and Mary Jose with a B.
Other Caistor students who got all A*s or A grades were Kal Alcock-Murtagh, Latta Chauhan, Natasha Crosby, Benedict Harris, Elizabeth May, Hugh Phipps, Ben Smith, Thomas Watson, Leah Altoft and Digby Sowerby.
- Monks’ Dyke Tennyson College celebrated outstanding results by students in their A Level and BTEC examinations.
The results have surpassed last year’s performance with a near 100 per cent pass rate at A Level and 100 per cent pass rate for BTEC courses.
Principal, Dr Chris Rolph, said: “These superb results are testament to the hard work put in by the students, supported by their teachers. 48 per cent of A Level and BTEC grades were achieved at A* to B, these figures are outstanding and well above last year’s figure.”
Sara Cunningham, Emily Marrows and Laura Kelly from Monks’ Dyke Tennyson College are pictured with their results
Dr Rolph was particularly pleased as this will be his last set of A Level results before he moves on to take up a new post in Grimsby in September.
Chairman of Governors, Rachel Tickhill, said: “The results are brilliant, we are all so proud of our students’ achievements and, on behalf of the governors, I hope that their success can now allow them to move into the next stage of their education or employment.”
Students with the highest point scores include Robyn Burton, Lee Gillham, Kirby Perkins and Drew Ramsey.
Liam Frater, with two A*s and an A, was delighted to be able to confirm his place at Sheffield Hallam where he hopes to continue to play basketball at the highest level.
Becky Oliver was one of the few students who didn’t check her results on the UCAS website in the early hours of the morning and despite initial nerves she was thrilled to open her envelope which contained two A grade and a B.
Becky will be taking a gap year before heading off to university.
- Tim Clark, head teacher of Spalding High School: “We are very pleased, they are very solid and a sound set of grades. They are comparable to last year, but slightly better in places.
“Roughly about 10% of our grades were an A*, about a third were A*-A and over 60% were A*-B.
“Average per pupil was a B, and there were 120 in the year group.
“We had a 100% pass rate in all subjects.
“They are not our best results, but they are very solid and sound results. I don’t quite know yet the number of students who got into their first choice university, but in terms of pupil targets and expected grades we are on target.
“It is absolutely tremendous, I am delighted with the results. They are the result of a tremendous amount of hard work by staff and pupils.”
- The King’s School in Grantham is celebrating an emphatic 98.2 per cent A levels pass rate this morning.
And no fewer than 31 per cent of exams taken by sixth-formers at the Brook Street seat of learning resulted in either A* or A grades.
One-in-six, or 16.4 per cent, attained three A grades or better, with 62 per cent gaining A* to B returns .
Still an all-boys’ school, The King’s also had outstanding individual performances.
Riaz Fazal got four A*s and an A, twins Ben and Jake Myles scored identical two A* and four A results, with Oliver Shipston-Sharman achieving two A*s and three As.
Headteacher Frank Hedley said: “Students are celebrating another set of splendid examination results at The King’s School, in line with the school’s expectations.
“It is always gratifying when students work hard and reach their potential.
“I would like to thank teaching staff for the hard work they have put in to helping students, and also parents for the tremendous support they have given their son’s throughout their ‘A’ level studies.
“These results are richly deserved by a year group of students who have worked very hard.
“I am immensely proud of the boys and wish them happiness and success in the next phase of their education and employment.”
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