A-level results: Record breaking performance at Rugby High School, whilst Lawrence Sheriff get another 100 per cent pass rate

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YEAR 13 students at Rugby High School have produced a record breaking performance for the third year in a row.

At the school 13.1% of entries were awarded A*, 45.7% of entries were awarded A*-A; 80.1% of entries were awarded A*-B (an increase of 4.9% on 2011).

The overall pass rate was 100% (an increase of 1%). The average UCAS points score per student was 978.13 and the average points score per entry was 242.57.

Twins, Rachael and Ellie Stott, were celebrating having achieved 5A*s and 1 A between them. Ellie will be going to Sheffield University to study architecture whilst Rachael will be reading drama and English literature at the University of East Anglia. Also celebrating was Victoria Adelmant who acquired 3A*s and 2 As to add to the A* she gained in French last year. Victoria has a place at Oxford to read law and German law. She is one of six students from this year’s Year 13 with a place at either Oxford or Cambridge University.

Nearly 50% of students join RHS in the Sixth Form from other state and independent schools to study for their A-levels. Amongst them is Isobel Dew (formerly of Harris School) who not only managed to gain an A* and 2 As but also was a very successful deputy head girl. Isobel has a place at Edinburgh University to read English Language and Literature.

Headteacher Charlotte Marten said: “We are absolutely delighted that students have the results that they need to take up their places at university or realise their offers of employment. These students will be entering a highly competitive employment market when they graduate in three or four years’ time. They will be able to do so confidently, knowing that their outstanding A level results will give them an advantage.”

Students at Lawrence Sheriff School are also celebrating another set of excellent results.

73% of entries gained A*- B grades whilst the pass rate was 100%, thus maintaining last year’s very high standards.

Several students have achieved particularly highly. Henry De Boer achieved 5 A* grades. Peter Ravenhall 4 A*, whilst David Heathcote, Jack Loydall, Calum Oakley and Jonathan Thornton all gained 3 A*. Peter Ravenhall and Calum Oakley will be progressing on to courses at Cambridge University.

Headteacher Dr Peter Kent said: “I would like to congratulate our students on maintaining and even improving upon last year’s very strong performance. The year group have worked extremely hard and richly deserve these outstanding results.”

Ashlawn results were 68 per cent A-C, with a 98 per cent overall passrate.