Students celebrating A Level results

By Laura Maltby 16/08 Updated: 16/08 15:41

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A LEVEL students across the district are looking to the future after receiving their results today (Thursday).

At Myton School in Warwick more than half of students achieved A* to B grades with an overall pass rate of 98 per cent.

The highest achievers were Alex Saad and Katherine Taylor, who both achieved four A*s and one A.

Headteacher Paul MacIntyre said: "We would like to congratulate all of our students. The governors and staff at Myton are justifiably proud of their achievements.

"We are delighted that another year 13 cohort at Myton has earned high grades in very academic subjects and we are confident that these students will repeat the success of last year as they progress to their chosen university or careers."

Girls at The Kingsley School in Leamington Spa were celebrating after achieving more top grades at A Level than ever before.

30 per cent of Kingsley girls gained A* and A grades, 60 per cent achieved grades A* to B and the pass rate at grades A* to C was 79 per cent.

Among many individual successes was Frankie Moss-Lawton from Stretton on Dunsmore, who was awarded A*s across the board enabling her to go to Bristol University to study medicine.

And another success story was that of Korean student Hae Rym Chun. She spoke no English when she started five years ago but will now to take up a place at The Chelsea School of Art and Design after being awarded an A* in Art and passing three other subjects.

Headteacher Heather Owens put the improvement down to the combination of small classes and a personalised approach to learning but she also praised the girls' high work ethic.

She said: "The girls work hard knowing that they are well supported by teachers who go the extra mile to ensure the girls are now able to take up places at their chosen destinations."

Trinity School received its best ever results with almost half of its pupils gaining A* to B grades. Notable performances came from Matthew Chamberlain who achieved two A*’s and one A grade and Laura Ghiggino who gained one A*, two A’s and one B.

New principal Chris Gabbett said: “We are very proud of our sixth form students and pleased many will, on the back of these efforts, get into their first choice of university."

Following investment in academic subjects, Campion School also achieved its best ever A Level results with a 100 per cent pass rate and three quarters of its year 13 pupils going on to university.

High flyers included Alex Koziarowska who received two A*s and an A and Pav Sangha who secured a place at The University of Warwick with two A*s and a B.

Deputy Headteacher Jassa Panesar said: "We are delighted that so many of our Year 13 pupils have achieved so highly. This year group have worked extremely hard with their teachers and their families and they fully deserve these excellent results."

Warwickshire College students picked up another outstanding set of results at the Leamington centre – and improved on last year’s pass rate.

At the centre in Warwick New Road 72 per cent of students’ results were at A* to C.

Jack Beckett from Leamington gained three As in History, Sociology and History and will be going to the University of Sheffield to study History.

Mel Colley, Programme Area Manager for A Levels, said: “Our results this year are testament to the hard work of our students and their tutors. I wish our students all the very best for the future in whatever they choose to do.”

And it was a full house at Warwick School where pupils had a 100 per cent pass rate.

Outstanding results were achieved by Hugo Sun, who gained seven A* grades and has won an unconditional place to read Mathematics at Cambridge.

Headmaster Edward Halse said: "Once again I am delighted that boys and staff worked hard to obtain these splendid results. 47 boys gained three or more A* and A grades and five gained five or more A* and A grades. Excellent results have clearly culminated in another hugely successful year.”

Coun Heather Timms, Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Families, said: “Thousands of Warwickshire teenagers have worked very hard at their courses over the past one or two years and we are extremely proud to see them succeed.

"The good set of results is a testament not just to each individual’s hard work, but also to the first class teaching, support and encouragement provided by school and college staff, parents and carers."

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