Students at Adeyfield School are celebrating the best set of results in five years.
Outgoing head Peter Hepburn said the results are a ‘good note to go out on’ as he prepares to retire.
“There were several aspects of the results which were pleasing with nearly a third of all grades being of an A standard,” he said.
“Several students including Bobby Collins, Beth Hoskins, Haider Khan, Jaimie Lee Scotchbrook, Kieran Moore and Martin Taylor secured three As in their results and a significant majority of students have been accepted for their university places.”
Also among the stars was Daniel Lockett, who got two As in maths and further maths and a C in chemistry, and will be going to Birmingham University to study maths.
“I’m very happy,” he said. “It’s a bit of skill and a bit of luck.”
It was smiles all around at Longdean School as the ‘vast majority’ celebrated getting into university.
Headteacher Graham Cunningham said: “The results are very pleasing. The vast majority of our students have got their university of choice.
“It’s a reflection of the hard work they have put in over two years and the support they got from staff.”
Among the star performers were James French, who got three As in economics, geography and sport and will be going to Loughborough to study geography; Michael Geoffreys, who got three As in maths, further maths and physics and will be studying mechanical engineering in Bath; and Steven Curtis, who got A star in maths, A in further maths and B in physics and will be going to Southampton to study aeronautical engineering.
Astley Cooper School
Results at Astley Cooper School are ‘looking good’ with most getting places at university.
Deputy headteacher Stuart Plunkett said: “We have one or two that did brilliantly. Nearly everyone coming in so far are into their university, which is what it’s all about.”
Among the stars were Lucy Robins, who got a double distinction star in performing arts and a double distinction in sport and will be studying dance at De Montfort University; Rosie Blundell, who got Bs in geography, history and English literature and an A star in business studies and will be going to Manchester to study English; and Rowena Haigh, who will be studying history at the University of East Anglia after getting a B in history, A in maths and double distinction star in music.