A-level results: Backwell celebrates its best results yet
- Credit: Archant
Backwell School is celebrating its best ever A-level results.
A third of all exam entries were A* and A grades and more than 60 per cent achieved an A*, A or B - an increase of eight per cent.
Staff are delighted at the 99.2 per cent pass rate and 80.7 per cent of pupils achieved A*-C grades, compared to 78.1 per cent last year.
Retiring headteacher Julian Baldwin said: “Our students have achieved a fantastic set of results.
“Backwell has a large comprehensive sixth form and we are proud that all students do really well here.
You may also want to watch:
“This is a group of tremendously talented and positive young people who thoroughly deserve their success.
“They have worked so hard and achieved so much. I am delighted for every single one of them”
- 1 Barclays to close North Somerset branches
- 2 North Somerset restaurants reopening outside next week
- 3 Nailsea's first virtual flower show winners announced
- 4 Proposal to reduce traffic on rural roads withdrawn
- 5 Grand National: ones to watch in 'race that stops a nation'
- 6 Plan to cut traffic on rural roads
- 7 North Somerset antisocial behaviour orders come into force
- 8 Backwell boy raises more than £1k for Dementia UK
- 9 Modern three-bedroom eco house with lovely gardens
- 10 FA publish updated grassroots football guidance
Twenty-eight students gained at least three A and A* grades and six students - Jonathan Peel, Ben Curnow, Tom Linden, Ethan Cross, Tom Wilkins and Dan Wagner acheived three A* grades or more.
Among the happy students was head boy Tom Linden, who was also learning to tap dance for the school’s production of Singing In The Rain while studying for his exams.
Tom achieved three A*s, one A and a distinction in AEA maths. He said: “I was nervous on my way in, but I am thrilled with my results. “Backwell has prepared me in every way to achieve my high aiming goals. I am delighted with my results and excited for the future.”
Tom is heading to Worcester College at Oxford University to study Maths.
The highest achiever was Jonathan Peel who achieved four A*s in maths, further maths, physics and chemistry. Jonathan will be going to university in 2017 after carrying out a nuclear and engineering placement at EDF.