A-level: Churchill students excel
PUBLISHED: 11:40 14 August 2014 | UPDATED: 12:00 14 August 2014
SMILES and teenagers don't always go hand in hand but there were plenty at Churchill Academy this morning (Thurs) as Year 13 students picked up their A-level results.
The overall pass rate of 99 per cent matched the academy’s success in 2013.
Of those, 78 per cent of the sixth form’s grades were within the A*-C bracket, compared with 80 per cent last year.
Headteacher Barry Wratten said he is ‘delighted’ with the results: “Having seen these students progress through the school I knew we would have a successful year.
“These are great characters and they have added so much to Churchill, well done to them for their hard work and good luck to them all.”
Many of the pupils are now preparing to start university in September, deputy headteacher Frances Dawes said: “We have I think four or five students who have had offers from Oxbridge, and four pupils who are going to train to become doctors.”
Dr Wratten added: “It appears that the long tradition of outstanding performance is set to continue into the future.”
See next week’s Mercury for interviews with top students and more pictures from the day.