Backwell celebrates A-level success
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BACKWELL Sixth Form is celebrating high A-level results again this year with students achieving places at Cambridge University and the Royal Academy of Music.
The school is delighted with the results in spite of the late changes to marking and modular exams.
An impressive 73 per cent of papers were A*-C grades and 26 per cent were A* or A marks.
Headteacher Julian Baldwin said: “We are really pleased that the results have remained so high in the face of the changes to marking and modular examinations, which this group of students was the first to face.
“They deserve their success – they’ve worked hard and contributed so much to school life and beyond over the years.
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“It’s lovely that so much effort and commitment, as well as ability, has gained the recognition they deserved.”
Star of the show was Rebecca Abbott who gained four A* grades. Deputy head girl Emma Harper achieved three A*s and one A and has secured a place at Cambridge University to study geography.
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Emma was one of 21 students who achieved at least three A* and A grades.
Head boy Rob Gall and deputy head girl Anna Jones, Arun Patel, Sam Purle and Jo Fear were all awarded two of the highest A* grades.
Kathryn Green, Rachel Sheard and Bethan Ham gained the results they needed to study medicine and cellist Leah Leong will be studying music at the Royal Academy of Music.