'A' Level Results - Even Better than Last Year
Schools across the borough are celebrating,
following the release of provisional ‘A’ Level results today.
Notable successes include:
Biddenham Upper School
- 22 students received one or more A*-A
Patrick Meriru achieved four A grades and will
go on to study history at Oxford University. Seven other students
at the school also received three A grades.
Head Teacher, David Bailey, said: "Students worked hard to achieve
their grades and as a school we would like to commend all their
Hastingsbury Business & Enterprise
- 13 students received one or more A*-A
Harpreet Kaur Sooch, 18, was the only student
at Hastingsbury Business & Enterprise College to sit for four
subjects at ‘A’ Level. Harpreet studied Biology, Chemistry, Maths
and Economics and received ‘A’ grades in all of them. Accompanied
by her proud Father, Manjit Singh Sooch, Harpreet outlined that her
Head Teacher, Mr Fletcher, had been very supportive of her studies
after she achieved 10 A* GCSE’s. Harpreet plans for the future are
to study medicine, and she has secured a place at University which
she is really excited about.
John Bunyan Upper School
- Three students achieved 1 or more A*-A
Mark Rutherford Upper
- 37 students achieved 1 or more A*-A
Mark Rutherford Sixth form results continue to
improve reflecting the hard work that has been put in by students
Percentage of A* - B grades is up by 10% on last year with
exceptional performances in Maths, Dance and Art. The overall pass
rate improved by 4% with average point score per entry increasing
by 14 points on last year.
- Alongside A Levels, BTEC courses have shown
considerable improvement with 9 Sports Science students achieving
triple distinctions, the equivalent of 3 A grades at A
In Performing Arts 93% of entries achieved
Distinction, the highest grade equivalent to an A grade at A
- Several students achieved the new A* grade
with Xin Gao 2A* and 1A, Edwin Ireland and Adam Jones both with
3A’s, and Rebecca Crossley and Michael Naylor both with
A further 9 students achieved triple
distinctions in BTEC courses.
Xin Gao highlights the school’s recent links
with China. Xin joined the school at the start of Year 12 having
moved from China to England. She was awarded the Sixth Form prize
for best student in May and has now achieved A* in Chemistry and
Maths and an A in Physics. Xin plans to go to Manchester University
to study accounting and finance.
Steve Peacey, Head Teacher, at Mark Rutherford
Upper School, said: “We are very pleased with the results this
year. They reflect the hard work and dedication of students
and staff and our commitment to continuous improvement.
Congratulations to all our students and we wish them well for the
Sharnbrook Upper School and Community
- 100 students received one or more A*-A
St. Thomas More Catholic Upper
- 32 students received one or more A*-A
Joint Head Teachers Frances Topa and Alison
Wilshaw are delighted to report a set of ‘A’ Level results with 77%
of the cohort achieving A*- C grades and an outstanding 99% pass
rate. Particularly significant are the exceptional results of
Christopher Helmund, who gained three A*’s and two A grades, he
will be taking a place at Jesus College in Cambridge. Other
students who obtained A* and A grades were Tania Anderson, Ramandip
Bhangle, Marco Sereno, Evelyn O’Carroll Roisin Magill.
Wootton Upper School
- 51 students received one or more A*- A
The school received an overall ‘A’ level pass
rate of 99%. In terms of the Performing Arts, 71% of Dance entries
& 40% of Performing Arts entries gained the new A* grade; a
great achievement for an Arts College. Other subjects with very
high A* achievement include Religious Studies 39% & Sociology
Sarah Kelly gained 3A* grades and was the top
attaining student in the year group.
Cllr David Sawyer, Portfolio Holder for
Children’s Services, at Bedford Borough Council, said: “I’m
delighted that this year’s ‘A’ Level results are even better than
last year. I congratulate all those who have worked so hard to
achieve such impressive grades. I hope that disappointed students
will continue to pursue alternative routes to a university place or
other means of fulfilling their personal ambitions.”
For any students who would like to talk
through their next steps, and gain professional advice, they can
contact the UCAS hotline on 0871 468 0472.
There is also support available for students
who are disappointed with their results, they can contact
Connexions on 0808 001 3219.
A ‘What Next?’ guide is also available and can
be found online at http://www.bedford.gov.uk/