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Hartsdown Technology College, Margate

The highest number of university entrants are being celebrated at Hartsdown Technology College in Margate following this year’s A level results.

Ninety per cent of the upper six form are moving on to university from September and Principal Andy Somers said: "This is fantastic news for the college and the community. We are all about raising aspirations and enabling students to move further into higher education wherever possible. This year we have more young men and women than ever doing just that which is enormously pleasing for myself and the staff.

"We are making university a viable attainment for students who are often the first in their families to consider it as an opportunity they can have. We are working hard to get more of them to aim higher."

Top performers included Caroline Crouch with three A passes, Jamie Smith with two As and a C pass, Yssy Bradshaw with two Bs, a C and a D, and Ben Akhurst with two Cs and two Ds.

Dane Court, Broadstairs

Another superb set of results for Dane Court with a 97 per cent pass rate in A level subjects, a shade more than half of them at A or B grades. Seventeen subjects had 100 per cent pass rates. English Literature had 82 per cent passing with A or B grades and RE had 79 % pass with A grade.

A large number of individual performances included 25 students gaining three or more A grades. Seven students achieved four As - Rebecca Axcell, Ruben Geevarghese, James Harrison, Sarah Miller, Charles Pacey, Sam Rixon and Bertie Williams. Hannah Prentice gained five A grade passes.

The majority of students will be taking up their places at their first choice university next month.

There was also considerable success for the school at AS level with pass rate of 94.4 per cent, 43 per cent passing at A or B grade.

Twenty two students gained three or more A grades while 10 gained four A grades, Nihad Ahmede, Emily Baldwin, Vincent Cook, Tess Dowsdeswell, Catriona Hodge, Chiara Lousley, Joy Millican, Amy Schaffer, Claire Smith and Moya Stirrup. Six more students gained five A grade passes, ZAk Bean, DFaniel Belsey, Philip Kemp, George Ruddle, Ashley Thorp[e and Michael Waeronski. Moya was one of the top 10 students out of 5,519 in the country who took RE with Edexcel exam board.

Head Paul Luxmoore said: "These excellent results are down to the very hard work of both staff and students. They deserve their success and I am very proud of them."

Head of sixth form Annie Hale, said: "Of course all our students have done very well, not just those who gained the highest grades"

Ursuline College, Westgate

Another good year for A levels at the college, said head of sixth form Andy Gillin with a 91% pass rate, consistent with pass rates of more than 90 per cent during the past five years. Twenty six per cent of students gained A and B grades. One student Catriona O’Grady now has a place to study geography at Christchurch College, Oxford, after getting her results.

The college saw 100 pass rates in numerous subjects including art, classics, film studies, maths, geography, German, psychology and textiles.

AS level results were significantly up by more than 10 per cent this time, with a pass rate of 76 per cent, said Mr Gillin.

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