A-level results: Gordano School beats 2016 performance

PUBLISHED: 11:31 17 August 2017 | UPDATED: 12:41 17 August 2017

Maya Stone (left) will undertake an apprenticeship with Deloitte, with fellow A-level student Liv Birdsey.

Maya Stone (left) will undertake an apprenticeship with Deloitte, with fellow A-level student Liv Birdsey.

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Dozens of happy students at Gordano School today (Thursday) discovered they had earned places with their first-choice university or apprenticeships.

Jack Elliott (left) has earned himself a place at Plymouth University, Tom Bishop will attend the University of Exeter and Ewan Clay will head north after obtaining a place to study at the University of Edinburgh,Jack Elliott (left) has earned himself a place at Plymouth University, Tom Bishop will attend the University of Exeter and Ewan Clay will head north after obtaining a place to study at the University of Edinburgh,

The teenagers opened their A-level results this morning and it was another successful year for the oldest pupils in Portishead.

Almost a quarter of grades were A* or A and the overall A*-C rate increased from 80 per cent in 2016 to 82 per cent.

Jack Bowen and Sam Thomas after receiving their A-level grades.Jack Bowen and Sam Thomas after receiving their A-level grades.

Tom Inman, who will become acting headteacher in September, said: “I’m delighted for our students that their hard work has paid off to produce another brilliant year of results, especially in this year of changes to many A-level courses.

“There are so many success stories, and not just from the brilliant young people that grab the headlines.

“We pride ourselves on being a really comprehensive sixth form and it’s wonderful to see so many students meet and surpass their challenging personal targets at all levels.”

Emma Steel (left) is off to study biomedicine at the University of Sheffield after receiving AAA grades, while Rebecca Heber (right) got A*A*A and will be heading to Bournemouth.Emma Steel (left) is off to study biomedicine at the University of Sheffield after receiving AAA grades, while Rebecca Heber (right) got A*A*A and will be heading to Bournemouth.

Fifteen students achieved three A grades or better, with three gaining a trio of A*s – Ewan Clay, Abi Harrison and Clare Melson.

Gordano School's A-level performance by numbers.Gordano School's A-level performance by numbers.

Mr Inman said: “I am also profoundly grateful to the dedication of our superb teachers that have once again led them to such success, and the parents of our young people who do so much to help and support.

A-level students Georgia Owen, Rosina Hubble, Chloe Davis and Victoria Johnston.A-level students Georgia Owen, Rosina Hubble, Chloe Davis and Victoria Johnston.

“Well done to all concerned, there will some champagne corks popping this evening.”

Jonny Warrelow, who is off to Lancaster University, Joe Painter and Christopher Gough, who are both heading to the University of Bath and Abi Harrison who has got a place at the University of Birmingham.Jonny Warrelow, who is off to Lancaster University, Joe Painter and Christopher Gough, who are both heading to the University of Bath and Abi Harrison who has got a place at the University of Birmingham.

Pupils picking up their A-level results at Gordano School on August 17.Pupils picking up their A-level results at Gordano School on August 17.

Students were allowed to pick up their results from 9am.Students were allowed to pick up their results from 9am.

Students picked up their A-level results on August 17.Students picked up their A-level results on August 17.

Twins Nathan and Ben Carey both received ABC in their A-level results.Twins Nathan and Ben Carey both received ABC in their A-level results.

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