Students celebrate top-class A-Level results
HUNDREDS of pupils across Rotherham have today scooped record A Level results — as schools top last year's performances.
Students across Rotherham have received their A-Level exam results and overall results show a 98.6 per cent pass rate for the borough – the same as last year.
The overall national pass rate has stayed the same — at 98.1 per cent, meaning the borough is well above the national average.
And some schools have had a record breaking year – including some with 100 per cent pass rates.
At Brinsworth the equivalent pass rate is at 100 per cent – an increase of 0.8 per cent from last year.
One pupil, Jodie Coburn, has been so successful she is now set to join Yale University, in America.
Brinsworth Academy achieved excellent results across all subjects, with a record breaking 50 per cent of student achieving grades A*, As or Bs, and the school is reporting the highest ever number of students achieving A* grades.
Joint head teachers Andy Riches and Wayne Barsby said: “These fantastic results are the product of tremendous teaching and excellent student attitudes.
“Our students have achieved excellence and we are hugely proud of their achievements.”
Wickersley School saw a record number of pupils taking A Levels this year – 226 – but still maintained high levels with more A*s and As this year than ever before – with 22 per cent of pupils gaining one of these grades this year
Aston’s equivalent pass rate is also 100 per cent – an increase by 0.4 per cent from last year.
One pupil – Keaton Askew – even achieved a record five A* grades.
Wales has increased by 0.2 per cent to an equivalent pass rate of 99.9 per cent while Wath has increased by 0.6 per cent to 99.7 per cent.
The overall pass rate at Thomas Rotherham College was 97.5 per cent and principal Dr Richard Williams said: “These were the most pleasing results and there are some excellent destinations throughout the class of 2016.”
Deputy leader of Rotherham Council, Cllr Gordon Watson, said: “It is great to see so many young people celebrating and achieving some phenomenal results this year.
“Rotherham's young people are really making us very proud.
“Thanks must go to the teachers, staff, governors and families who have helped these young people do so well, but ultimately congratulations must be given to the young people themselves who have really excelled.
“Clearly these results are the culmination of years of hard work, dedication, outstanding teaching and students who are keen to succeed.
“I wish all pupils well in the next stage in their lives and careers, whether this is to go into the world of work or onto higher education.”
For a comprehensive round-up of the results and details of how schools across the borough fared, see this week’s Advertiser.