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Success for Redditch pupils despite fall in top grades
2:40pm Thursday 15th August 2013 in News
STUDENTS across Redditch have celebrated success in their A-levels despite the number with top grades falling for the second year running.
The proportion of A level papers awarded at least an A grade has fallen for the second year in a row, according to official figures revealed today.
However, despite this many schools in the town said that they had the best results ever.
At Trinity High School all students passed their A-levels with the score per entry increasing by 30 points.
There was also an increase in the number of students achieving A*-B grade.
Top performing students included Joel Kingsman who achieved A* and two As and is off to read physics and european languages at Nottingham University.
Marian Barton, headteacher, said: “We congratulate all of our students on their A-level successes and are delighted that many have secured places at their chosen universities.
“We are confident that these achievements will be exceeded year on year.”
Students at RSA Academy Arrow Vale were also celebrating record breaking results.
Headteacher Guy Shears said: “It was extremely pleasing to see that the students’ hard work over the past two years has paid off, resulting in the highest proportion of A and A* grades Arrow Vale has ever seen.”
Continuing the trend it was another record breaking year for students at Woodrush High School with a 100 per cent pass rate for students and with half of all grades awarded being A* to B grades.
Headteacher Chris King congratulated students.
He said: “We are extremely proud of our students and delighted with their hard work and commitment to their studies at Woodrush.
“Every single student that wanted to continue studies at university has gained a place to do this in a range of degree courses.”
98.8 per cent of students at St Augustine's High School passed three or more A-levels, with an overall pass rate of 99.7 per cent.
Headteacher Tony Quinn congratulated students and thanked staff for their all hard work.
At Kingsley College the overall pass rate increased from last year to 99 per cent and all students achieved at least two level 3 qualifications and 96 percent achieved at least three level 3 qualifications.
Star student Barnum Swannell achieved six A*s and will now go on to study maths at Cambridge.
Headteacher Stephen Brownlow said: “I am extremely proud of all the students and staff who have worked so hard to achieve our best ever results at AS and A-level.”
NEW College students achieved a 100 per cent pass rate in several subjects.
Principal John Callaghan said he was thrilled.
“Once again NEW College students have performed brilliantly,” he said.
Redditch MP Karen Lumley also congratulated students.
She said: “School results in Redditch have been improving rapidly over the past few years and I am confident we will see this continue to improve.
“The results will provide a platform for the next chapter of their exciting young lives whether in higher education or in vocational work.”
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