Nailsea School achieves best ever A-level results
PUBLISHED: 11:28 16 August 2018 | UPDATED: 11:55 16 August 2018
Nailsea School is celebrating a record year for A-level results.
Headteacher Dee Elliot praised the hardworking students and staff after the school achieved a 31 per cent pass rate for A*-A grades.
She said: “They are the best results we’ve ever had. It’s absolutely amazing.
“We’ve got students going to medical school and to Cambridge as well as to apprenticeships. It’s been a great year group.
“We’re slightly smaller than other sixth forms and that really comes through because staff know students and can really give them tailored support.
“It’s the first time we’ve gone over the 30 per cent barrier, which is fantastic especially as the exams were a lot more difficult this year.
“We’re really chuffed with the hard work of students and staff.”
The school achieved a 99 per cent pass rate, with 31 per cent achieving A*-A grades, 59 per cent receiving A*-Bs and 82 per cent achieving A*-C grades.
Julie Cayzer, chair of governors, siad: “I’m very proud of everyone. I’m really proud of Dee and all the staff and students who have done so well.
“Dee is fantastic for the school. She really cares for the individual and helps students to believe in themselves. I’m very proud to be part of it.”