A-level results: Kings Of Wessex Academy celebrate 98 per cent pass rate
PUBLISHED: 12:39 17 August 2017 | UPDATED: 14:20 17 August 2017
Kings Of Wessex Academy students celebrated this morning (Thursday) as they opened their A-level exam results and checked they had got into the university they hoped for.
Despite a one per cent drop in the overall pass rate at the academy, pupils were still jumping for joy as they opened their envelopes.
Eighteen-year-old Mike Watford was seeing stars after securing three A*s.
He told the Mercury: “I am really happy about my grades and I am very proud of this. It is also a relief to get them.
“I will be going to Oxford University to study engineering. It has been a long-term dream of mine and I am happy to have achieved it.”
Seventy-four per cent of pupils received one or more A* to C grade while 26 per cent of students received the top grades of A* to A.
Retiring headteacher, Chris Richardson, said: “I am proud to be leaving the academy with such a positive set of results.
“As always, our students at The Kings Of Wessex have done themselves proud and I wish them every success for their futures no matter what steps they take.”
Head of sixth form Rachel Hopwood said she was ‘so proud’ of the students.
She added: “There have been some excellent results with some fantastic individual performances which reflect how hard students have worked and their determination to take the next steps towards university and higher apprenticeship careers.”
Molly Brown, aged 18, also saw success, securing two A* grades and a B. She will be going to Cardiff University and hopes to study biomedical sciences.
She said: “It is really good to get theses results but it is also a bit of a shock.
“I did everything I could have done and I am relieved and glad the wait is finally over.”