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Braintree district: Students celebrate A-level success
11:57am Thursday 15th August 2013 in News
Sixth-form students are celebrating today after receiving their A-level results.
At Braintree Sixth Form, in Notley Road, all students passed their A-levels and International Baccalaureate exams.
Top-performing students include Shaheen Ahmed, who achieved one A* and two A grades to gain a place to read theoretical physics at the University of Durham.
At Witham’s academy schools, 59 per cent of Year 13 students achieved grade A* to B, an increase of 25 per cent from last year.
Nearly 15 per cent of results were A* or A grades.
Maltings Academy principal John Szynal said “I'd like to congratulate both the students and staff for an outstanding achievement.
“These excellent results are the culmination of two years of hard work and I'd like to wish the youngsters all the best for the future.”
New Rickstones Academy headteacher Trenica King said, “Congratulations to all students on their A level results; I am delighted for them on their successes and wish them continued achievement at university and in their future careers.”
A total of 70 per cent of students at Helena Romanes School in Dunmow gained A* to C grades.
Head boy Max Turner, 18, of Rayne, is among those celebrating after getting confirmation of his place at Southampton University to study English.
Max said: “I was awake at about 5am and refreshing the computer to find out whether I’d got my first choice. I’m ecstatic that I have; I feel like the pressure has been released. I can now breathe.
“English has been really pushed here at HRS and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it, which is why I want to carry on studying it.”
Matt Fletcher, head of sixth form, said: “The majority of our students in the sixth form have applied to go to university and the signs are that all will have the opportunity to go to their first choice. That is our aim, to make that happen.
“Our 99 per cent pass rate is consistently high and that’s ultimately what is getting our students into university.
Headteacher Simon Knight said: “The grades and success reflect very positively on the sustained hard work of the pupils, the support provided by their parents and the commitment of the staff at the school.”
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