Monday, 25 September 2017

A-Level results joy for local students

Students across Oxfordshire celebrated an impressive set of A-level results this morning (Thursday).

Students across Oxfordshire celebrated an impressive set of A-level results this morning (Thursday).

Both Queen Anne’s School for girls in Caversham and the Piggott School in Wargrave achieved a 100 per cent pass rate, up one per cent from last year.

At Queen Anne’s, 34 per cent of all passes were at A* or A, a decrease of 16 per cent on last year.

Eighty-eight per cent of grades were A* to C, down five per cent on 2015, and 64 per cent were A* to B, 13 per cent down on last year. Nine per cent of grades were at A*.

Rosie Dart, from Wargrave, got three A* grades in drama, English literature and psychology.

She will now be going to Durham University, where she has won a vice chancellor’s scholarship to study English.

She said: “I’m so relieved. It took me a while to get to sleep last night as I was so nervous, I locked myself in my room!

“I have a couple of friends who have birthdays so we are going to celebrate tonight.”

Headmistress Julia Harrington said: “Our girls have again done extremely well and I am enormously proud of each and every one of them.

“These results reflect their considerable hard work, determination and resilience, as well as their talent, and the girls – and their fantastic teachers – are to be warmly congratulated.”

At the Piggott School, the proportion of students gaining A* and A grades was 37 per cent, seven per cent up on 2015, with 60 per cent of students achieving A* to B grades, two per cent more than last year. A total of 87 per cent achieved A to C grades, a one per cent increase on last year.

Archie Withers, of Langhams Way, Wargrave, got an A* in physics and two A*s in maths and geography. He will study aerospace engineering at Southampton University.

He said: “I got an email this morning saying I had got in to Southampton which ruined the surprise a little bit but I’m over the moon.

“I wasn’t expecting the A* in maths so I’m really happy and I’ll be going out in Reading tonight to celebrate.”

Headteacher Derren Gray said: “I am proud to announce an outstanding set of results for the school.

“Our students and staff work exceptionally hard and this is once again evidenced in this year’s results.

“I wish all our students the very best for their future and thank all the teaching and support staff for their continued dedication and professionalism.”

Shiplake College received its best ever A Level results, breaking records across the board.

Not only has the percentage of results at the top end risen, with 41 per cent achieving A* and A grades, compared to 36 per cent in 2015, but the college has also achieved a 100 per cent pass rate for the first time.

There was a nine per cent rise in A* to B grades, up from 55 per cent to 64 per cent, and a 13 per cent rise in A* to C grades, up from 74 per cent last year.

Headmaster Gregg Davies said: “Naturally I am extremely pleased with this year’s record-breaking results. They are a reflection of a distinctive partnership between the pupils and staff, which includes crucial guidance regarding appropriate A Level and BTEC subject choices and admirable hard work and dedication from all involved."

At Henley College more than three quarters of students achieved A* to C grades, with the pass rate at 98% for those achieving A-E grades, down one per cent on last year.

Three quarters of grades were at A* to C, the same as last year.



Students across Oxfordshire celebrated an impressive set of A-level results this morning (Thursday).

Both Queen Anne’s School for girls in Caversham and the Piggott School in Wargrave achieved a 100 per cent pass rate, up one per cent from last year.

At Queen Anne’s, 34 per cent of all passes were at A* or A, a decrease of 16 per cent on last year.

Eighty-eight per cent of grades were A* to C, down five per cent on 2015, and 64 per cent were A* to B, 13 per cent down on last year. Nine per cent of grades were at A*.

Rosie Dart, from Wargrave, got three A* grades in drama, English literature and psychology.

She will now be going to Durham University, where she has won a vice chancellor’s scholarship to study English.

She said: “I’m so relieved. It took me a while to get to sleep last night as I was so nervous, I locked myself in my room!

“I have a couple of friends who have birthdays so we are going to celebrate tonight.”

Headmistress Julia Harrington said: “Our girls have again done extremely well and I am enormously proud of each and every one of them.

“These results reflect their considerable hard work, determination and resilience, as well as their talent, and the girls – and their fantastic teachers – are to be warmly congratulated.”

At the Piggott School, the proportion of students gaining A* and A grades was 37 per cent, seven per cent up on 2015, with 60 per cent of students achieving A* to B grades, two per cent more than last year. A total of 87 per cent achieved A to C grades, a one per cent increase on last year.

Archie Withers, of Langhams Way, Wargrave, got an A* in physics and two A*s in maths and geography. He will study aerospace engineering at Southampton University.

He said: “I got an email this morning saying I had got in to Southampton which ruined the surprise a little bit but I’m over the moon.

“I wasn’t expecting the A* in maths so I’m really happy and I’ll be going out in Reading tonight to celebrate.”

Headteacher Derren Gray said: “I am proud to announce an outstanding set of results for the school.

“Our students and staff work exceptionally hard and this is once again evidenced in this year’s results.

“I wish all our students the very best for their future and thank all the teaching and support staff for their continued dedication and professionalism.”

Shiplake College received its best ever A Level results, breaking records across the board.

Not only has the percentage of results at the top end risen, with 41 per cent achieving A* and A grades, compared to 36 per cent in 2015, but the college has also achieved a 100 per cent pass rate for the first time.

There was a nine per cent rise in A* to B grades, up from 55 per cent to 64 per cent, and a 13 per cent rise in A* to C grades, up from 74 per cent last year.

Headmaster Gregg Davies said: “Naturally I am extremely pleased with this year’s record-breaking results. They are a reflection of a distinctive partnership between the pupils and staff, which includes crucial guidance regarding appropriate A Level and BTEC subject choices and admirable hard work and dedication from all involved."

At Henley College more than three quarters of students achieved A* to C grades, with the pass rate at 98% for those achieving A-E grades, down one per cent on last year.

Three quarters of grades were at A* to C, the same as last year.



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