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Halesowen and Sandwell students celebrate A-level joy
12:02pm Thursday 15th August 2013 in News
STUDENTS across Halesowen and Sandwell were celebrating their A-level results and looking forward to the next phase in their young lives.
Windsor High School and Sixth Form improved on last year’s A and AS results.
Headteacher Keith Sorrell said: “We are delighted with another excellent set of A level results at both AS and A2.
“They show a significant improvement in grades from last year and once again almost everyone has got the university and course of their choice or moved on to employment elsewhere.
“The overall pass rate is almost 100 per cent at A2 and almost 40 per cent A* - B grades.
“Nearly every subject area gained a 100 per cent pass rate and BTEC subjects showed all students had passed.“ High flying student James Wakerley achieved 3 A* in maths, further maths and physics.
Mr Sorrell said: “At AS level 33 per cent achieved A/B grades which is an improvement on last year and 11 students got three or four A grades in their subjects.
“We are all delighted with these results and congratulations to the students and staff on achieving the results that allows our students to move on and fulfil their dreams.”
Halesowen College students were celebrating after a memorable year.
A college spokesman said: “A Level exam results show a 99.2 per cent A Level pass rate with 40 per cent getting high grades A*, A or B, and 30 subjects with 100 per cent pass rate.”
Halesowen College principal Keith Bate said: “Once again I am delighted with the exceptional attainment of students and also congratulated the highly professional and committed staff who had provided the most effective support available so that students could achieve their aims.”
Ormiston Forge Academy Sixth Form in Cradley Heath, which has over 300 students, and 48 per cent of the 122 collecting results attained three or more A level (or equivalent) passes, 68 per cent with two or more and 99 per cent with one or more.
And 13 per cent of them achieved the gold standard of AAB grades (or equivalent) including Daniel Baggott, Truly Bishop, Ryan Burgess and Jessica Price.
Principal Andrew Burns said: “We are delighted to sustain our high standards from last year, which we were very pleased with.
“This shows a consistency in performance and improvement in many areas.
“However, it is important that we look beyond statistics and remember that these results represent the achievement of real people – committed, hard working 18-year-olds who can now move on to the next stage of their lives.”
He added: “As an academy we have a job to do. Parents and students need to know that, with the necessary effort on their part, the academy will help them to deliver the goods.
“The academy has never been happier and it is our job to drive the results every year and insist on excellence from our young people, they deserve the best.”
Head of sixth form Lisa Mason said: ”I would like to congratulate all our students on their achievements and praise them for their commitment in 2 years of study that has presented them with a variety of personal and academic challenges.”
There were “screams of joy” at Oldbury Academy sixth form as students discovered their results.
John Martin, head of Oldbury Academy said: "We had a 99 per cent pass rate at A2 and a significant and substantial increase in A* grades.
“We are absolutely delighted, these are our best result ever.
“The students are very pleased and there were screams of joy this morning.”
He added: “They have gone through an anxious time awaiting results and 30 of them are looking forward to moving on to further studies at university."
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