THE headmaster of The Grange School, Hartford, has spoken of his delight and pride in the school’s students and staff as this year’s A-level results surpassed all previous records.
Head Chris Jeffery said: “With over 88% of A-level results at A or B grade and a 100% pass rate, this year’s students have beaten the consistently high standard set in recent years, and even our brilliant performance in 2004.”
“69% of all grades were A grades, and the measure of average university entry points per pupil was also the best we have yet achieved, up on last year’s previous best”.
No fewer than 49% of students gained three A grades or more.”
Mr Jeffrey added: “It is a particular pleasure to see this group of students set new records, given the magnificent and positive way they responded to the awful loss of two of their classmates last summer.”
Three sets of twins in the year group John and Ed Ford, Alison and Fiona Baxter, and Tom and Chris Beasant managed 21 A grades between them.
Four students received letters from the AQA board congratulating them on gaining one of the top five marks in the country, Michael Simpson did so in physics, while Alison Baxter, Katie Shaw and Alys Hillis all achieved the feat in graphic design.