A-level results: Rutland
These are the A-level results as they come in from schools in Rutland.
Rutland County College reported a 99 per cent pass rate.
Pupil Eleanor Wills, 18, of Melton Mowbray, described her three A*s in maths, chemistry and philosophy and ethics as “pretty amazing”.
She said: “I didn’t even realise it was possible to get such good grades. This is kind of another world but it’s amazing.
“Everyone is really happy for me and when I told my mum, she just cried.”
Eleanor will be studying earth and environmental science at Lancaster University.
She said: “It should be really good. I’m really excited to start at the end of September so for the rest of summer, I’ll be celebrating!”
Raven Withers is heading to Keele University to study history and psychology after receiving three Bs in history, psychology and English.
She said: “I was really nervous beforehand but I got the grades that I needed and that’s all that really matters to me.”
There was confusion as Katie Henshaw, 18, of Ketton, tried to decipher her results but she was overwhelmed when she realised she’d achieved an A* in psychology and As in business and biology. Her anxious mum said: “You really put me through the ringer there Katie!”
Katie said: “I couldn’t get onto the Ucas website today to see if I’d got into university so I was really nervous. I thought I’d messed up my business exam and I was really worried as I’m going to Sheffield University to study business management, so I can’t believe that I’ve got an A in that.
“I’ll definitely be going out to celebrate now.”
Dominic Askew, 18, from Stamford, will be studying theoretical physics at Nottingham University after achieving an A in maths and Bs in physics and chemistry.
He said: “I was so nervous before today. One of my first exams was mechanics in mathematics and I thought I’d really messed it up and it knocked my confidence for all of the other exams. Everyone was talking about the Core 4 exam in mathematics being really difficult as well so I can’t believe I got an A overall. I just can’t believe it but it’s amazing.”
Principal Carl Smith said: “Overall our results were up for the third year running, with a very pleasing number of A* and A grades and 99 per cent pass rate. Rutland County College is doing very well
Director of sixth form Michala Jackson said: “We are absolutely delighted with this year’s results which clearly show the sustained improvement that the college continues to make. The staff team have a wealth of A-level teaching experience and this has once again been reflected in the students’ results.”