A-Level results from around Rugby

Celebrations at Princethorpe College
Celebrations at Princethorpe College

HUNDREDS of students across Rugby collected their long-awaited A-Level results this morning (Thursday).

At the new Warwickshire College Rugby Centre, where A-Levels were only reintroduced two years ago, the first cohort of more than 20 students picked up their results.

The overall pass rate was 88 per cent, with 50 per cent of grades at A* to C.

Programme manager for A levels Mel Colley said: “This is the first year of our A-Level results and we are hoping to grow and increase the number of subjects we offer gradually.”

A total of 110 students from the college’s Leamington Centre - including many from Rugby - received their A-Level results, with a pass rate of 97 per cent, in line with the national pass rate of 97.8 per cent. A total of 68 per cent of Leamington students’ results were at the top grades of A* to C.

At Lawrence Sheriff School students celebrated a 100 per cent pass rate.

The 2011 results have shown that 72 per cent of entries gained A* to B grades whilst the pass rate was 100 per cent, therefore maintaining last year’s very high standards.

Headteacher Dr Peter Kent said: “Grades such as this only come as the result of a lot of hard work from students, teachers and parents. Everyone should be congratulated on another excellent set of results.”

Ashlawn School said its overall pass rate was 98 per cent, while Princethorpe College celebrated its highest average UCAS points for Princethorpe’s largest A-Level entry.

Out of a cohort of 88 upper sixth formers at Princethorpe, the overwhelming majority have got into the universities of their choice and over 25 percent of the grades are at A* or A.

Headmaster, Ed Hester, said: “This is our highest ever average UCAS points per candidate in the college’s history and also our best AS results. Whilst we are of course delighted with their academic achievements, these pupils have many other qualities: kindness, respect and a strong sense of right and wrong which will be as important for them - if not more - as they move on to the next phase of their education. This is a year group which has worked exceptionally hard and I am delighted pupils have been rewarded for their outstanding efforts.”