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'A' Level Results Are In

Results are in and schools across the borough are celebrating, following the release of provisional ‘A’ Level results today. Notable successes include:

Biddenham Upper School

  • 75% of pupils received 3 or more ‘A’ Level A* - E grades


Hastingsbury Business & Enterprise College

  • 89% of pupils received 3 or more ‘A’ Level A* - E grades

Students at Hastingsbury Business and Enterprise College gained the best ever set of ‘A’ Level results the college has ever had with results showing a significant improvement on last year. Performances of particular note were Matthew Harris – A* A B C / Rebecca Harris – A A B B / Rajalakshmi Valaiyapathi – A A A A.

Martin Fletcher, Head teacher at Hastingsbury Business & Enterprise College said: “We wish all our students every success for the future.”

Mark Rutherford Upper School

  •  78% of pupils received 3 or more ‘A’ Level A* - E grades

Mark Rutherford continues to build on improvements made last year with overall performance at “A” level up again this year, with most students achieving the results they needed to take up their university places.

Most notable achievements were: Martin Leggett 2A* and 1A, Elliott Cain 1A* and 3As, Rebecca Colmer 1A* and 3As, Karim Habbas 1A* and 2As, Alix Martin 2A*s and 2Bs, Cameron Stuart 1A*, 2As and 2Bs.

Steve Peacey, Principal, at Mark Rutherford Upper School, said: “Congratulations to Martin Leggett who has secured his place at Oxford University to read Politics, his peers have already tipped him to be a Prime Minister of the future – look out David Cameron et al! Congratulations to everyone and we wish each student every success in the future.”

Sharnbrook Upper School

  • 89% of pupils received 3 or more ‘A’ Level A* - E grades


St. Thomas More

  • 83% of pupils received 3 or more ‘A’ Level A* - E grades


Joe Richardson, Headteacher at St Thomas More, commented: “It is a joy to see the hard work of students and teachers realised in these exam results.  Through a combination of high expectations and powerful support students at St Thomas More have once again achieved outcomes that are truly outstanding.  It is particularly pleasing that in alongside the A/A* successes there is a distinct shift in attainment right across the school with students achieving on average a whole A level grade better than was the case last year.”

Wootton Upper School

  • 78% of pupils received 3 or more ‘A’ Level A* - E grades


Cllr David Sawyer, portfolio holder for Education at Bedford Borough Council, said: “Thanks to the hard work of staff and students in the Borough’s schools, A Level results across the Borough are even better than last year. The Borough Council has an ongoing commitment to working in partnership with its schools to increase attainment, and it is very pleasing to see standards continuing to rise.”

Any students who would like to talk through their next steps and gain professional advice 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 or alternatively, for face-to-face advice, contact the Connexions drop in centre on 01234 223510. Students will also be able to talk to a careers adviser or Connexions adviser at their school, college or local careers office.

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