A-level results: Pupils celebrate at King Alfred School
PUBLISHED: 14:05 17 August 2017 | UPDATED: 14:40 17 August 2017
Sixth formers at King Alfted School in Highbridge collected their A-level results today (Thursday) and many are preparing to start university in September.
Students were faced with A-level reforms this year, which made securing high-quality grades that bit more challenging.
Overall the school saw an overall pass rate of 94.3 per cent this year, a drop from its 100 per cent pass rate in 2016.
The number of pupils achieving A*-C grades has also dropped this year, to 67.1 per cent compared to an overall pass rate of 69 per cent in 2016.
But the number of sixth formers who got A*-A graces has risen slightly, to account for 19.7 per cent of King Alfred’s pupils this year, compared to 18 per cent last year.Star students included Isobel Bolitho, Jack Peace, and Georgia Stevens, who all secured one A* and two A grades each.
Isobel is set to study biology at the University of Manchester, Jack plans to complete a degree in business management at the University of Surrey, and Georgia has achieved a place to study astrophysics at Lancaster University.
Other high-performers included Natalie Hughes (A*, A*, C), Thomas Collard (A*, A, B), Evie Croxford (A, A, A), Yanika Johnson (A, A, A, D*), Adam Millward (A, A, A), Tyler Paul (A, A, D*) and Nathan Clarke (A, D*).
The school’s headteacher Denise Hurr said: “We are very proud of the achievements of our students who have all worked incredibly hard with the support of our staff.
“Their hard work has paid off with fantastic university and employment destinations for our students.
“We believe that our sixth form provides an excellent standard of education for the young people of Highbridge, Burnham-on-Sea and the surrounding areas.”