Early indicators suggest that a higher proportion of students have passed their ‘A’ Levels and other equivalent qualifications than in previous years.
Madeley Academy students are celebrating for the first time, this is the first cohort to sit ‘A’ Levels and they are rightly proud of their achievements.
Newport Girls High achieved 98.8 per cent of students achieving two or more passes at grade E or above, a new record.
At both Blessed Robert Johnson Catholic College and New College, a high proportion of the students have achieved at least two passes at ‘A’ Level and are looking forward to the prospect of further studies at the University of their choice.
Staff and students at Shrewsbury Sixth Form College are celebrating A Level results with more than a quarter of the students gaining A*-A grades, more than half gaining A*-B grades and pass rates of 98%.
The College is the largest A level examination centre in Shropshire with 700 students taking A level examinations in 42 different subjects.
Award-winning Adcote School for Girls, had another excellent set of A’ level results. At A’ level, 65% of all grades awarded were the top awards possible, A* or A or their equivalent, with an average score per pupil of 1297 points. The results included Head Girl, Valeriya Tsekhanska achieving 4 A* grades, other high achievers included Sierra Chow and Trista Liao both with 4 A*/A grades.
Headmaster, Gary Wright commented: “I am delighted with the achievements of our exceptional Sixth Form pupils. Another year of outstanding results are testimony to the fact that Adcote School produces confident, articulate, outgoing girls with excellent academic, sporting and musical achievements which make them sought after by the top universities. I congratulate the girls on their success. I also pay tribute to the teaching staff for their care and commitment in assisting the pupils to achieve these remarkable results.”
Shrewsbury School celebrated an outstanding year for A Level results, with an overall pass rate of 100% and 83% of the exams awarded the top A*, A or B grades.
Fourteen pupils gained at least 3 A* grades and 53 pupils gained an A* or A in all their subjects.
In addition, 14 pupils with offers from Oxford or Cambridge Universities achieved the required grades to meet their offers and will be taking up their places later this year.
The school’s AS results from the lower sixth pupils were also extremely impressive, with 71% of grades achieved at A or B grades, a significant increase on recent years. A total of 46 pupils gained A grades in all their subjects and over 80 gained nothing lower than a B.
Shrewsbury School headmaster, Mark Turner, expressed his delight at his pupils’ success.
“I am extremely proud of this year’s splendid collection of A Level results, which are a tribute to the hard work of our pupils and staff alike.
“The outstanding set of AS results from our lower sixth pupils also bodes well for further success in next year’s A Levels,” commented Mr Turner.
Walford and North Shropshire College students celebrated an outstanding 100% pass rate for A levels, with nearly three quarters at the higher grades A* to C. The 100% pass rate is well above the national benchmark and surpasses the College’s excellent performance of 99% last year.
Councillor Paul Watling, Telford & Wrekin Council cabinet member for Children, Young People and Families, said:
“I welcome this year’s A Level results and would like to congratulate all the students and staff for their achievements.”
Ann Hartley, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for children’s services – transformation and safeguarding, today commended the county’s students. She said:
“These results are the product of two years of hard work for our students. We appreciate how much they have to do to attain their results and would like to congratulate them all for their dedication and achievements.
“We would also like to thank everyone who plays a part in our school and college communities across Shropshire. This includes our hugely-skilled and committed teachers, headteachers and college principals, governors, support staff, people who contribute voluntarily and, of course, parents and carers who provide the support and encouragement necessary to enable the students to do so well.
“We wish all the students receiving their results today every success in the future, whether they are going into higher education, taking some time out or taking up employment.”
Councillor Hartley added that, no matter what the result may be, there was help available for students as they made plans for the future.