A-level results: Churchill Academy celebrates 'outstanding' results

PUBLISHED: 14:20 18 August 2016 | UPDATED: 14:21 18 August 2016

Churchill's A-level pupils collected their exam results.

Churchill's A-level pupils collected their exam results.

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Churchill Academy Sixth-Form is celebrating 'outstanding results' today (Thursday) after students collected their A-level results.

The school celebrated an overall pass rate of 99 per cent, an increase of two per cent on last year’s results, while 77 per cent of grades obtained were between A*-C, up three per cent on last year.

Almost a quarter of all grades awarded were A*, A or equivalent, with 55 per cent between A*-B – six per cent more than last year, and the highest the sixth form has ever achieved.

Headteacher Chris Hildrew said: “These are fantastic results from a great group of students. They deserve their success because they have approached their studies with dedication and commitment, but also with real enjoyment of the learning process.

“They have been determined not to let anything put them off from achieving success. These students have really pushed themselves and I wish them every success as they take their next steps.”

Outstanding performers at the school included Anna Jones, who will study natural sciences at Cambridge Queens’ College after taking a gap year. She said: “I’m going to get some life experience and get some money. I haven’t decided where I’m going to go yet, I think I’m going to start of in France and then see what happens.”

Matt Rudge received straight A* grades, and will study economics at Bath University. He said: “It was quite nervy when I was waiting to check UCAS, I just wanted to make sure I’d met my offer. When I knew I had, it was a case of whether I had done better than I thought, and I have.”

Daniel Gianetto took home three A*s and an A in maths, further maths, physics and chemistry, and will take a place at Durham University to study theoretical physics. He said: “I enjoy it and I’m fairly good at maths, but I prefer applied stuff as well, hence physics.”

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