Celebrations as teenagers receive A-level results

Stamford Endowed Schools A-level high achievers.'Photo: MSMP150813-010ow
Stamford Endowed Schools A-level high achievers.'Photo: MSMP150813-010ow
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There were celebrations across the area this morning (Thursday) as hundreds of teenagers picked up their A-level results.

Pupils achieved impressive numbers of A* and A grades with large numbers gaining other good grades.

At Stamford Endowed Schools, which had a 99 per cent pass rate, 183 students gained A*, A, B or C in 84 per cent of their examinations.

Principal Stephen Roberts said: “I would like to congratulate the students on their exam results. There were many outstanding individual performances, which are the culmination of two years’ hard work.”

The pass rate at New College Stamford was 97 per cent and principal Andrew Patience said: “This morning we knew that we had 161 students into university before all the applications for clearing places begins.”

The Deepings School once again produced a 99 per cent overall A* to E pass rate, of which more than 80 per cent were A* to C grades and more than 26 per cent A* and A.

Headteacher Chris Beckett said staff, parents and the wider community can be proud of the “fantastic achievements of our young people”.

At Bourne Academy, there were celebrations after the school achieved a 98 per cent pass rate, a six per cent rise from 2012, with 17 of the 19 subjects offered achieving a 100 per cent pass rate.

Headteacher Laurence Reilly said: “This improvement in results comes as a result of high-quality teaching, endorsed by Ofsted in May, but also superb support and guidance provided to our sixth formers by the staff who look after them throughout the two years leading up to the A-levels.”

More than 36 per cent of all A-level grades achieved at Bourne Grammar School were A* or A grades. The overall pass rate was 99.3 per cent.

Headteacher Jonathan Maddox said: “Places on the best courses at the best universities continue to be fiercely competed for and students need to be very well prepared.

“More students will have the best choice of the best courses at the best universities this year.”

Oakham School boasted a 100 per cent pass rate with a quarter of its pupils achieving straight A* or A grades.

The impressive results mean a number of their pupils will be heading to the country’s top universities including Cambridge, Birmingham, Nottingham and Exeter.

Headmaster Nigel Lashbrook said the school has had a 100 per cent pass rate for three years in a row and a high per cent age of A* to B.

“But this year it has been the best ever with 85 per cent of our students gaining A* to B,” he said.

Rutland County College also had a 99 per cent pass rate in A level courses and 100 per cent for vocational courses.

This year the average point score per exam entry rose from 170 to 213 which means pupils of all abilities got better grades than they would at similar sixth form colleges.

Head of centre Carl Smith said the difference was because of their “strong work ethic, small class sizes and excellent staff”.

And at Oundle School, 89.1 per cent of pupils achieved A* to B grades.