A-level results: Improved results for third year in a row

PUBLISHED: 12:00 17 August 2017 | UPDATED: 12:00 17 August 2017

Students from Nailsea School opening their A-level results.

Students from Nailsea School opening their A-level results.

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Students and staff from Nailsea School are celebrating after improved A-level results for the third year running.

Georgia Greenslade and Elie McBride opening their A-level results at Nailsea School.Georgia Greenslade and Elie McBride opening their A-level results at Nailsea School.

This year 27 per cent of students achieved A*-A grades – up from 20 per cent last year – and 75 per cent were awarded A*-C grades - compared to 71 per cent last year.

The overall pass rate was 98 per cent and headteacher Dee Elliott has praised pupils, staff, goverors and parents for such impressive results in a year which saw many changes to A-level structure.

She said: “What this shows is all the hard work and support put in by students, staff and parents. Considering the number of changes this year, for students to exceed expectations and continue to improve year on year for three years is amazing.

“I’m very excited about the experiences students have got to go on to.”

Nailsea School headteacher Dee Elliott with Laura Packham, Joshua Hayler and Alice Vaughan-Williams.Nailsea School headteacher Dee Elliott with Laura Packham, Joshua Hayler and Alice Vaughan-Williams.

One of the highest achievers was Alice Vaughan-Williams, who achieved four A*s and two As, and will be heading off to Oxford to study maths.

She said: “I’m very pleased. I took some of my A-levels early which is how I managed to do six. I was trying not to expect anything so I’m really happy.”

Jon Reddiford, head of sixth form at Nailsea School, said: “We have had an amazing set of results this year.

“There have been all sorts of fantastic individual achievements, but as a year group they have done very well.

“In terms of overall statistics, it’s amazing. Over 25 per cent of all grades were A*-A, 50 per cent of all grades were A*-B, 75 per cent were A*-C and the overall pass rate was 98 per cent.

“We are delighted. It’s a fantastic set of results and three students got into Oxford University.”

Josh Hayler is one of the students who will be heading to Oxford to study music.

Josh achieved an A*, A and C grade.

He said: “I’m hoping to do something with an orchestra or conducting. I play the piano and recently got my distinction at grade eight. I’m really happy with my results and looking forward to studying music.”

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