UPDATED: Schools reveal A-level results records have been smashed
SCHOOLS across Derbyshire have smashed A-level results records.
Thousands of students receive their exam results today, which will lead them to the next step in their education or career.
A record six students achieved the highest grades of A or A* in five A- level subjects at Lady Manners School in Bakewell.
They were Edward Ayers, Eloise Bennett, Frederica Cooke, Rachel Corran, Craig Mounsey and Emily Newell.
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Head teacher Duncan Meikle said: “Lots of students have performed very well this year. The results overall are thoroughly deserved. Congratulations to students and staff who have had to work very hard to achieve these successes.”
Sixth form pupils at Highfields School in Matlock sixth form students are celebrating outstanding A-level results today, with an overall pass rate 99.6%, the best ever achieved by the school. Many students have achieved the coveted A* results, introduced two years ago as a means of indicating exceptional performance, and overall 60% of grades are in the A*-B category, again a record for Highfields.
Bilborough College students have achieved a 98.2% A-level pass rate. 24 out of 35 subjects had a pass rate of 100% this year. A total of 5.3% of entries achieved grade A* and 50% achieved grades A*-B.
Six of the college’s students achieved five A and A* grades and a further 109 students achieved three or four A and A* grades.
Principal Chris Bradford said: “We’re delighted that students have done so well. They’ve taken full advantage of the opportunities we provide at Bilborough College to help them realise their potential. It’s a credit to the teaching and support staff who’ve worked so hard to make this happen. At a time when the future can seem very uncertain it’s reassuring to see so many of our students moving on to such positive destinations at university or into employment.”
p>Mill Hill School, in Ripley, has broken its own records, with 43% of students achieving grades A* to B.
Of these, 21% were A /A*, compared to last year, when 18.3% of students achieved A/A*grades.
The results represent a major improvement over the last three years, with 38% of students achieving A* to B grades last year and 30% in 2010.
Head teacher Sarah Graham said: "We are very pleased to announce this excellent set of results, which shows we are continuing to build on the strong improving trend over the last three years."
And at Derby High School, 63% of grades achieved were either A* or A, the highest figure ever achieved at the school, in Hillsway, Littleover.
Repton School is also once again celebrating record A-level results for its Upper Sixth, with 88% of entries being awarded an A*, A or B grade, its highest level ever.
Almost a fifth of entries (18%) were awarded an A* and well over half of entries (59%) received either an A* or A, making this another year for celebration a the school.
Among those achieving the highest grades is Jake Tobin from Mickleover, who gained six A* grades. securing his place at Cambridge University to read medicine. Other high achievers include Rebecca Banbury Morgan of Repton and Edwin Wilton-Morgan, each of whom achieved four A* grades.
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