A-level results day success for Wetherby youngsters

Brook and Kelsey Nelson from Boston Spa school celebrate top A level results
Brook and Kelsey Nelson from Boston Spa school celebrate top A level results
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Thousands of students across the Wetherby district celebrated top A Level results today.

Pupils from Boston Spa, Tadcaster, Sherburn and Wetherby were among those celebrating impressive results after months of waiting.

Schools in the district bucked the national trend, with an increase in the pass rate from 2012 as the national rate fell for the second year running.

At Sherburn High School students were celebrating the school’s best ever results with 36 per cent of grades awarded were at A*, A and B at A2 level, a 15 per cent improvement on last year’s results.

Sherburn student Robbie Bancroft gained two A*s, Two A’s and a B and is going to study Mathematics at Manchester University.

Another star student, Callum Miller gained three A*s and will go on to study Law at Durham University.

Sherburn headteacher Martyn Sibley said: “It has been a pleasure to work with such a committed group of young people. We will miss them very much and wish them all the best for the future.”

At Tadcaster Grammar School, headteacher Geoffrey Mitchell said “nearly all” pupils he had spoken to had got into their first choice university.

At the school 31 per cent of grades were at A* and A, whilst 51 per cent achieved grades are at A* to B level.

Mr Mitchell said: “This impressive performance is a reflection of the manner through which the students have conducted their studies, supported by a hugely talented staff team.

“I am hugely proud of their well deserved personal achievements.”

Boston Spa School also celebrated record results having improved across the board for the third consecutive year, with the percentage of students achieving three or more good A-Levels up by 25 per cent.

More than a quarter of All A-Levels results were graded at A* or A, with 85 per cent of results graded at A*-C.

Head of Sixth Form at Boston Spa School, Lindsay Round said: “We are celebrating fantastic Sixth Form results.

“The school has done well and the achievement of so many individual young people who have worked hard for two years to meet their personal goals is to be commended.”

At Wetherby High School, headteacher Andrea Barnes congratulated students on their success after 93 per cent of pupils gained grades A* to E with 28 per cent achieving grades A* to B.