Sixth form students at Queen’s Park High School in Chester have good reason to celebrate, having gained excellent results in their A level exam.
Hard work, commitment, excellent teaching and support from parents have paid off once again, maintaining the Handbridge school’s exceptionally strong track record at A level.
The 2013 results show an increase in the average points score per entry for the fourth year running.
Almost half of all grades were at the A*-B level with a significant number of A*-A grades.
Headteacher Stephen Casey said: “Yet again we are extremely proud of our students’ achievements. Their application and determination have resulted in very good A level results with the majority of students gaining their first choice university place.
“This is a credit to themselves and a reflection of the high quality teaching and learning that the school provides.”
Director of learning (14 to 19) Clare Scanlon said: “This is very proud moment. The enthusiasm and hard work of the students have been rewarded with these fantastic results. I am delighted for them all.
“I would like to take this opportunity to wish them all the best for their very bright futures.
“We are justifiably proud of the high grades that many students have achieved and we are just as proud of the wider range of grades both at A2 and AS levels, which also show our students are successful in gaining grades above expectations based on their prior attainment.
“I would like to thank my colleagues for their skilful teaching and support that has contributed to our students’ success.”
Exceptional results were achieved in a number of subjects. Mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics, further maths, art and photography headlined the school’s outstanding results with high pass rates and the majority of students achieving A* to B grades.
Exceptional individual results were achieved by a number of students including:
Adam Clark who gained A* grades in physics, maths and further maths. He is to read physics at Birmingham University.
Samuel Garratt achieved A* grades in chemistry, maths and physics to secure a place reading physics at Cambridge University’s Downing College.
Anna Grainger gained A*s in maths and further maths, A in physics and a B in chemistry and is going to Bath University to study maths.
Jack Watson gained As in physics, maths and further maths and is to study mechanical engineering at Sheffield University.
Rhys Williams achieved A*s in physics, maths, further maths and an A in chemistry to secure a place reading maths at Oxford University’s Mansfield College.
Cara Pinder-Emery gained As in art, biology and English language and a B in maths to secure a place at Lancaster reading linguistics.
Our celebration of A Level success
We would like to celebrate the success of individual students in next week's Chronicle.
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