Rugby students celebrate A-level success

Princethorpe pupils jumping for joyPrincethorpe pupils jumping for joy
Princethorpe pupils jumping for joy
Students across Rugby borough were today (Thursday) celebrating another set of outstanding A-level results.

Hard work and commitment reminiscent of Britain’s Rio Olympics medal heroes were the key to another successful year of A-level results at Rugby High School, its headteacher has said.

Rugby High School’s students have been celebrating another fantastic series of A-level results today.

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The results will enable students to take up university places including at Newcastle to study marine technology and marine engineering, Aston to study optometry and University College London to study neuroscience.

The school noted that ‘increasingly students are considering alternatives to university’ and two of its students will be embarking on apprenticeships with the BBC and with accountants Deloitte respectively while one adventurous soul will be continuing in her bid to represent Great Britain in downhill skiing.

A total of 41.2 per cent of its entrants were awarded the top A* or A grades, 74.1 per cent achieved A*-B grades and 93.1 per cent gained A*-C. The overall pass rate was 99.8 per cent.

Among the Longrood Road school’s top-performing students were Simran Johal who will be studying medicine at Clare College, Cambridge, and Steffi Hodgetts who will be reading Law at Oriel College, Oxford.

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Four students gained three A* passes and 46 per cent of the cohort achieved ABB or better.

Headteacher Charlotte Marten said: “I am really delighted for our students and proud of their commitment. Looking through the huge range of universities, courses and apprenticeships that they will be embarking on in the next few months, one really gets the sense that for girls at Rugby High, there is no such word as can’t.

“Our students have broad horizons. They are not constrained by any stereotypical notions about their careers. They are young women who have the confidence to choose their own path.

“Like our Olympic medallists they know that hard work and commitment are the keys to success. It is so exciting watching them take the next steps on their varying educational journeys.

Well done, to the Class of 2016.”

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Students at Lawrence Sheriff School have achieved another set of outstanding A-level results. Pupils maintained the remarkably high grades of previous years with 67 per cent gaining A or B grades, while the pass rate was 100 per cent. Six students have gained places at Oxford or Cambridge and five pupils are progressing into medical courses. The school said that like previous years, approximately 98 per cent of students were expected to move onto higher education.

Headteacher Peter Kent said: “It’s great to see so many of our students progressing onto their first choice destinations for either higher education or employment. I would like to congratulate students and staff on working so hard to make these exceptional results possible.”

Students at Ashlawn School marked their newly-built Sixth Form centre with a set of top class results,

Once again well over half of all students achieved A*-B grades at A-level. Olivia Vanstone secured a place at Cambridge to study Natural Sciences achieving three A* grades in maths, biology and chemistry.

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Robert Harling achieved three A* in maths, further maths and physics and will be studying for a maths degree at Warwick University. Other notable results were Sebastian Coles who achieved two A* grades and two A grades.

Headteacher Lois Reed said: “Once again we are delighted with the achievements of our students and there have been some exceptional results. Many students achieved top grades across the board and are now progressing to university. Students and staff have worked incredibly hard over the past year and we are really proud of our students.”

Pupils at Princethorpe College were jumping for joy today after receiving their A-level results.

Out of a cohort of 80 upper-sixth formers at the school, the overwhelming majority have gained entry into the universities of their choice with more than a quarter of all grades either A* or A.

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The private school, off the A423 Oxford Road in Princethorpe, near Rugby, said it was delighted with this year’s results.

More than 80 per cent of its students achieved C grades or better and more than 70 per cent were awarded the unique Princethorpe Diploma which encompasses academic success, work experience, extra-curricular achievement and service to others in the community.

The school’s headmaster Ed Hester said he was delighted with the results and added: “We have had another great year and the results show that the hard work of both students and staff has been rewarded.

“Whilst we are, of course, delighted with their academic achievements, these students have many other fine qualities: kindness, respect and a strong sense of right and wrong which will be as important for them – if not more so – as they move on to the next phase of their lives. We all wish them well for the future.”

* This page will be updated with more results and photos as they come in.