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.
“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,” said Christopher Jeffrey.
“Sixty-nine per cent 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.”
Nearly half the students gained three A grades or more.
He 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.”
The roll call of honour included eight students who gained five A grades, and three sets of twins managed 21 A grades between them.
Four students also received letters from the AQA board congratulating them on gaining one of the top five marks in the country: Michael Simpson in physics and Alison Baxter, Katie Shaw and Alys Hillis in graphic design.