A-level results: Backwell celebrates its best results yet

Emily Kew, Katy Jones, Emma Wood and Grace Maggs no planning their futures after picking up their ex

Emily Kew, Katy Jones, Emma Wood and Grace Maggs no planning their futures after picking up their exam results at Backwell School. - Credit: Archant

Backwell School is celebrating its best ever A-level results.

Sam Constable, Scott Pearce and David Harrison who are all heading for university after achieving to

Sam Constable, Scott Pearce and David Harrison who are all heading for university after achieving top A-level results at Backwell School. - Credit: Archant

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.

Bethany Watkins and Ella Bud opening their results at Backwell School.

Bethany Watkins and Ella Bud opening their results at Backwell School. - Credit: Archant

“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”

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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.

Dan Wagner, Jonathan Peel, Ben Curnow and Charlotte Perry celebrating their achievements on A-leve r

Dan Wagner, Jonathan Peel, Ben Curnow and Charlotte Perry celebrating their achievements on A-leve results day at Backwell School. - Credit: Archant

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.

Helen Mann, Beth Ford, Katie Williams and Nina Sundstrom celebrate together after achieving top grad

Helen Mann, Beth Ford, Katie Williams and Nina Sundstrom celebrate together after achieving top grades at Backwell School. - Credit: Archant

Helen Mann, Beth Ford, Katie Williams and Nina Sundstrom celebrate together after achieving top grad

Helen Mann, Beth Ford, Katie Williams and Nina Sundstrom celebrate together after achieving top grades at Backwell School. - Credit: Archant

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