Success in A-level exams at Castle and Marlwood schools

August 24 2017

NEARLY 80 per cent of A-level entries from the joint sixth form at Castle and Marlwood schools achieved at least a C-grade in the exams.

NEARLY 80 per cent of A-level entries from the joint sixth form at Castle and Marlwood schools achieved at least a C-grade in the exams.

The results also showed that more than 30 per cent of the entries obtained the top A or A* grades.

 The highest achievers were Ben Baldwin with four A* grades and Daniel Gadish and James Ling, who each obtained three A* grades.  

 In total, more than 40 students were rewarded with A-grades in at least two of their three exams.

 Louise Davies, head of the joint sixth form said: “We are delighted with these results and the fantastic achievements of all our students.

“It’s not just about those with the very highest grades. We’re equally delighted for all those who have worked so hard and met their individual targets at all levels of ability.

“As a result of this work, there are more than 130 young people now preparing to head off to universities across the UK and others heading into exciting apprenticeship and training opportunities.

 “This was the first year of revised national A-levels in some subjects and 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.

 “I’d like to thank all the teachers and parents for their support of these students. We have all enjoyed working with them, and wish them well as they move on to their exciting futures.”

 South Gloucestershire Council said early indications for the A-level results throughout the district suggested it had been a successful year for its schools.

A number showed improved results and all schools highlighted some special achievements and success for individual students.

Toby Savage, the council’s Cabinet member for schools, skills and employment, said: “The results are only provisional at this stage but judging by the feedback received from schools and academies so far, it would suggest that students in South Gloucestershire continue to do well at this level.”