Tears of joy as A-level students celebrate
AROUND 200 students collected their A-level results with bated breath this morning (Thursday) and were left in tears - but mostly those of elation.
With 9.4 per cent of students getting A*s and 86 per cent of students getting grades A to C, Hayden Abbott, headteacher at Kenilworth School and Castle Sixth Form College admitted he was extremely proud.
He said: “The atmosphere was great and everyone was buzzing with enthusiasm.
“It was really good to see the relief on people’s faces.
“I saw tears of joy and I’m sure there were some students who were disappointed, but I didn’t really see any of them - as most people just looked really happy.”
Most students got into the universities of their choice and all five students who applied for Oxford or Cambridge got their places.
Kay Ellison got five A*s, Matthew McGladrigan and James Sturdy got three A*s and two As, and Ellie Strong, Jack Slater and Christopher Lewis got three A*s and one A.
Other students also did exceptionally well with 39 of them getting three or more A*s and As.
Mr Abbott added: “The results are more in-line with what we normally get which puts us well above the national average.
“The students’ hard work paid dividends and they really deserve their success.
“We support them as much as we can and I think it helps that there is a great relationship between staff and students.
“Our teachers give great additional support via email contact and during lunch and break times, as well as after school, and on Tuesdays we run sessions with extra support for sixth formers.
“The teenagers also make an active contribution to the community which improves their personal organisation and leadership skills, which I believe helps their studies.
“If you look at the trend over the last few years the results are getting better and better.
“For any of the students who didn’t do as well as they wanted, the teachers and a careers advisor were all there yesterday to help them get places at universities or make plans for the future.
“I would like to say a big congratulations to everyone who got their results today and to our teaching staff - I am very proud of all the hard work that has been put in to achieve this level of success.”
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