It was another successful A-level results day for Bourne’s two secondary schools, with both reporting near-100 per cent pass rates.
Sixth formers ended a nervous summer of waiting when they picked up their results yesterday.
Bourne Academy pupils helped the school achieve a 100 per cent pass rate, while Bourne Grammar School’s pass rate was 99.8 per cent.
Particularly impressive results at Bourne Academy were those of Mia Shaw, who achieved one A* and three A grades, while Sophie Wesley gained three As and one B. Mia said: “My grades are beyond what I had dreamed of and I’m really look forward now to going to the University of York in September.”
Sophie added: “I worked hard to achieve the grades I needed and am incredibly happy that I will now be going to the University of Sheffield to study English Literature.”
Headteacher Laurence Reilly was delighted. He said; “It is impossible to do better than the 100 per cent A-level pass rate which is what we have achieved this year, so my congratulations go to both our Year 13 students and their teachers. I am also delighted with our 100 per cent Btec pass rate in the sixth form.”
The school is gaining a reputation for achieving high standards in both A-level and Btec courses, with many students successfully combining the two.
Ellen Bishell got A grades in A-level French and psychology, and a Distinction* (the top grade possible) in art and also business Btecs. She said: “I’m really pleased that I’ve got the grades I needed to go the University of Kent in September on a scholarship.”
At Bourne Grammar School 36 pupils achieved at least three or more A grades, 29 achieved at least one A* and 13 got at least two A* grades.
Hannah Fytche, from Bourne got two A*s in religious studies and English literature and an A in English language. She said: “I opened my results with all of my friends, and they’ve all done very well. We’re going to have a barbecue later to celebrate.”
Eliot Bates, from Bourne, achieved his place at De Montfort University, where he will be studying to become a police officer. He got an A in business studies and two Cs in law and history. Eliot said: “I’m very happy, all of the hard work has paid off. I’ve got to go back to work after this, but my colleagues will all be eager to hear how I’ve done and I’m sure we will celebrate later on.”
And it was a double celebration for Chiara Leadbeater, who achieved an outstanding five A*s in on what was her 18th birthday in physics, biology, chemistry, maths and further maths.
She said: “I’m ecstatic and relieved. It’s my birthday today - so it’s been a really exciting day. It felt pretty amazing opening my envelope.”
Chiara, who is from Spalding, will now go on to study natural science at Cambridge University.
Headteacher Jonathan Maddox said: “While the top performers achieved at a level that places them amongst the very best-performing students in the country, we have a range of ability amongst our large and expanding sixth form cohorts and it is good to see students across the whole range achieving valuable results in difficult academic A-level subjects.”