A Level success for pupils

August 23 2018
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The pupils at the joint sixth form at Castle School in Thornbury and Marlwood School in Alveston are celebrating after achieving good results at A level this year.

From 48 students, 80% achieved A*-C grades, with a quarter obtaining an A or A* grade.

The highest achievers were Hannah Hobbs and Ben White-Horne with four A* grades each.  A group of 12 pupils achieved better than 3 A grades. 

Angie Browne, interim Headteacher said: “Excellent results like these come about from a combination of students’ own motivation and hard work, high quality teaching and huge levels of family support. We are thrilled that this recipe has worked again for so many young people, and we wish them every success in the next stages of their lives.”

Louise Davies, Head of the joint Sixth Form said: “This was the first year of revised national A-levels in some subjects, which were undoubtedly harder and which caused much uncertainty for teachers and students when we didn’t know what the new exams and standards would look like. It’s a testimony to the hard work put in by everyone at Castle and Marlwood that the results have been maintained at their consistently high levels even with these changes.”

Many schools in South Gloucestershire reported improved results on last year.  And every school could highlight successes for individual students, with some reaching requirements for their first choice university place, and others going onto apprenticeships. 

Leader of South Gloucestershire Council with Cabinet responsibility for schools, Councillor Toby Savage said: “It has been another great results day for many of our A-level students across South Gloucestershire and I am delighted to be able to share in the experience.”

“There is clearly a lot to celebrate and I would like to congratulate our students and wish them the best for this important next step in their lives, whether they are going on to university, a new job, apprenticeship or a vocational qualification.”