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Celebrations at A-level results

Published: 14 Aug 2014 09:300 comments

THE waiting was over as youngsters opened their A-level results this morning. Schools in Bracknell, Wokingham and Ascot declared themselves pleased with this year's successes.

Joy: Ben Russell and Ross Kearsley at Charters School.

At Garth Hill College the pass rate (A*-E) was 97%, with 65% grades at A*-C.

Keith Grainger, principal of Garth Hill College, said: "We are pleased with these results. There are many individual success stories and I offer my congratulations to students, staff and parents.

"Year 13 students are about to commence the next stage of their lives, and many are going on to university. We wish them all the very best for the future."

Aspiring doctor Maneesha Razeen got 3As in biology, chemistry and maths and is going on from Garth Hill to study biomedical studies at Southampton University.

She said: "I am really surprised. I did not think that I would do this well. I'm really happy."

At Charters School, 54% of grades were A*-B and there was a 99% pass rate (A*-E).

Richard Pilgrim, co-headteacher, said, "Once again our students have done themselves proud. We are particularly pleased with the increase in the number of top grades which is bucking the national trend. Congratulations to all our students and we wish them well on the next stage of their careers.”

At Edgbarrow School, there was a 100% pass rate (A*-E).  Phil Marshall, from the Crowthorne school said: "We are absolutely delighted with our sixth formers' results this year. 61% of A Level results were A*-B grades, with 66% of grades being A* - B including UCAS equivalent grades.

"We would like to congratulate our students for all their hard work and are very grateful to families for all their magnificent support, and to staff for their commitment, which helped to make these results so pleasing. It’s a massive success that made all the effort worthwhile.

The overall A-level pass rate in Bracknell Forest Council's schools was 99%, when the national average is reported to have fallen for the first time in 30 years to 98%.

In addition, 53% of A-level and equivalent entries resulted in A* -Bs.

The number of students taking A-levels in Bracknell Forest was up to 412 compared with 389 in 2013.

Janette Karklins, director of children, young people and learning, said: "Congratulations to all those young people who have worked so hard to achieve these results. Thanks are also due to the many teachers who have contributed so much to the many outstanding individual performances."

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