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 PICTURES: Clevedon Marine Lake releases Eco-pod design plan
- 2 Bristol International Balloon Fiesta launches Fiesta Fortnight event
- 3 Event organiser fined for noise complaints
- 4 Clevedon Skatepark shut over safety fears
- 5 Eco-friendly grocer to open in Portishead High Street next week
- 6 PICTURES: Hot air balloons take flight over Bristol at Fiesta Fortnight launch
- 7 Residents rally to support Save Weston Big Wood campaign
- 8 WIN: Tickets to The Courier at Clevedon's Curzon Cinema
- 9 Road closure in force for five nights on A370 next week
- 10 Live music returns to village this weekend
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.