Published: 13:03, 16 August 2013
Excitement, joy and relief were emotions shared by successful by A-level students across Thanet yesterday with the arrival of a host of top results.
At Chatham and Clarendon Grammar School Federation, the outstanding pass rate of 99.8% exactly matched that of 2012.
Out of 500 exam entries there was only one failure.
The results include 23% A*-A grades, up on last year and bucking the national trend, with 50% of grades A*-B.
Headteacher Debra Liddicoat said: “These are tremendous results, the culmination of two years’ hard work and
dedication by both students and their teachers.”
At St George’s Church of England Foundation School in Broadstairs there was a 100% pass rate for students who took A level and/or BTEC examinations.
With 98% of students studying BTEC qualifications and 92% studying A-levels, the school showed it was performing well above the new Government benchmark
Principal Kim Stoner said: “For many, reaching university when they entered St George’s seven years ago seemed a lifetime away, now it is a matter of weeks. I am so proud of all our students.”
Another exceptional set of A-level results at Dane Court Grammar School in Broadstairs saw an average achievement of three A grades per student.
Overall 46% of students achieved A*-B grades, with 20% of those at A* and A.
Head of school Maureen Wolloshinl said: “Our students outstanding achievements are a testament to their hard work and talent and to the exceptional teaching and support they have received from their teachers.”
Students and staff at Hartsdown Academy in Margate are celebrating another successful year of A-level results.
Candidates achieved 100% pass rate in many subjects, including business studies, performing arts, IT, health and social care, and public services, with strong performances in many others.
Head of School Tony Davies said: “Our A-level results bode very well for our sixth form next year which has record numbers of students joining us in September, from our own year 11 and from other schools in the area.”
At the Marlowe Academy, Ramsgate, 79% of students achieved 3 A-levels, a superb increase of 24% on 2012 figures.
Vice principal and director of sixth form Will Pemberton said: “We can proudly say that every single one of our students has achieved at least 2 A-levels. With our triple A rating in careers, information, advice and guidance, we ensure all of our students are ready for the world of work or are on the right career path”.
In all 47% of students will be heading to university this autumn.
There was a big step upward by eight per cent to 54% overall in the number of A*-B grades achieved at St Lawrence College, Ramsgate.
Principal Antony Spencer was delighted.
He said: “The overall results are of course made up of individual excellence, and I am pleased with our success rate for places at top universities.”
For full report and pictures see next week’s Thanet Extra.
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