A-level results: Clevedon School pass rate up from 2016

PUBLISHED: 07:33 18 August 2017 | UPDATED: 08:21 18 August 2017

Clevedon School group shot

Clevedon School group shot

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Nervous Clevedon School students have finally discovered how they have fared in their A-levels today (Thursday).

Ripley Hill-Nixon, Gemma McDonald and Laurie Tilling.Ripley Hill-Nixon, Gemma McDonald and Laurie Tilling.

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.

Robert Watson, Elena Crossan. Jordan Palmer and Faye Tucker.Robert Watson, Elena Crossan. Jordan Palmer and Faye Tucker.

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.

Rob Jones and Grace MeakerRob Jones and Grace Meaker

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.

Cody IsaacCody Isaac

Mr Smith said: “We are delighted and immensely proud of our amazing students.

Abi Ruffle, Amelia Treble, Emily Hatcher and Lucy Neal.Abi Ruffle, Amelia Treble, Emily Hatcher and Lucy Neal.

“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.

Matt Cooper and Charlie HatcherMatt Cooper and Charlie Hatcher

“This includes several students who will be reading medicine or dentistry at leading universities.”

Laurie Tilling, Harry Whiting and Reuben Obery.Laurie Tilling, Harry Whiting and Reuben Obery.

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.

Faye Tucker and Charlotte PayneFaye Tucker and Charlotte Payne

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.

Rob Jones, James Stuckey and Louisa Pass.Rob Jones, James Stuckey and Louisa Pass.

Charlie Hatcher, Emily Hatcher and Matt Cooper.Charlie Hatcher, Emily Hatcher and Matt Cooper.

Chris Parkhouse and Mitch ProbertChris Parkhouse and Mitch Probert

Elena Crossan and Charlotte PayneElena Crossan and Charlotte Payne

Gigi TalbyGigi Talby

Jordan Palmer, Faye Tucker, Amelia Treble and Lucy Neal.Jordan Palmer, Faye Tucker, Amelia Treble and Lucy Neal.

Mairead MacKenzie and Olivia WillsMairead MacKenzie and Olivia Wills

Ryan Gissing, Callum Walker and Danielle Fletcher.Ryan Gissing, Callum Walker and Danielle Fletcher.

Shania Montagne Longue and Rhys TalbotShania Montagne Longue and Rhys Talbot

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