Exam success for Nailsea School

Abbie Pring and Alice Packham.

Abbie Pring and Alice Packham. - Credit: Archant

EXCITED pupils from Nailsea School tore open their exam results on Thursday to find out if their hard work had paid off.

Kieran Walker and Dan Bagnall.

Kieran Walker and Dan Bagnall. - Credit: Archant

Students hugged each other and celebrated as they found out whether they had secured their places at university and got the grades the hoped for to take their next step in life.

Nailsea School was delighted with the performance of its pupils with 76 per cent of grades at A*-C and 25 per cent of grades were A* or A.

The results were almost identical to pupils’ achievements last year.

Jon Reddiford, head of sixth form said: “These are outstanding results from a lovely group of young people.

“We are extremely proud of their achievements. With 52 per cent of grades at B grade or above, we are delighted to have beaten our target yet again this year.”

Some of the high achievers include Daniel Bagnall, Luisa Hanks and Alice Packham who achieved four A* or A grades.

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Danielle Cox, Oliver Fudge, Isabelle Gilday, Phoebe Mitchell, William Richards, Ellis Turner and Kieran Walker all scored three A* or A grades.

Alice Packham will be going to Oxford to study medicine, Oliver Fudge is heading to Keel to study medicine and Keiran Walker will be studying dentistry at Cardiff.

Headteacher David New said: “I am delighted that we have done so well. The vast majority of our students have achieved their first choice places.

“Overall our students have achieved even better than predicted and with competition so high, that gives them an extra edge.

“Our parents, students and staff are justifiably proud of the achievements of this school, and particularly this group of students.”