A-level results: Clevedon School pass rate up from 2016
PUBLISHED: 07:33 18 August 2017 | UPDATED: 08:21 18 August 2017
Nervous Clevedon School students have finally discovered how they have fared in their A-levels today (Thursday).
It was a day of celebration for the school as its overall A-level pass rate has increased from 97 per cent in 2016 to 98 per cent.
The percentage of A*-A grades gained has fallen from 21 per cent last year to 20 per cent, but the number of total A*-C grades came in at 75 per cent.
It’s been a tough year for A-level students at the school following the death of head of sixth form Jeremy Newall during the Christmas period, but headteacher Jim Smith has paid tribute to their ‘amazing’ efforts.
Mr Smith said: “We are delighted and immensely proud of our amazing students.
“They have worked extremely hard and achieved incredible success which has led to the vast majority gaining their first choices at university and competitively sought after apprenticeships.
“This includes several students who will be reading medicine or dentistry at leading universities.”
Many students excelled at their exams including Laurie Tilling who earned an A and two B’s in biology, chemistry and maths, while Faye Tucker walked away with three A grades in the same subjects.
Robert Watson is heading to Bristol to study politics and international relations after achieving three A*’s and one A in English literature, English language, media studies and religious education.