A* success for academy’s A-level students

PUBLISHED: 12:30 16 August 2012 | UPDATED: 14:20 16 August 2012

Students at the Kings of Wessex Academy celebrating their results

Students at the Kings of Wessex Academy celebrating their results


TENSION gave way to elation for students at the Kings Of Wessex Academy in Cheddar this morning (Thurs) as youngsters picked up their A and AS-level results.

Students nervously opened up their envelopes and found out if they got the grades they needed to go to their university of choice.

The academy has revealed the pass rate for A-levels is a stunning 99 per cent, with several students achieving multiple A* and A grades - a quarter of all students in total.

One star was 18-year-old Callum Hartley, who got an A* in maths, and an A in physics A-levels, and is now making plans to study at Southampton.

Still reeling from the shock, he said: “I don’t know what to say. I’m really happy. I’ve always done well in physics, at GCSE I thought ‘this is all right, I’m good at this’ so now I can do physics at university.”

Chris Holt got one A* and two As and will be going to Imperial College to study Medicine, while Lewis Jones achieved two A* results and two As in his subjects and will bestudy physics at Durham University.

Headteacher Chris Richardson said: “It is a delight to be able to join with our students in celebrating their magnificent achievements. The A-Level results this year are once again a testament to the hard work and commitment of both the students and their teachers. The young people at the Academy can be proud of what they have achieved here and I wish them well in the future, whether that be at university, in work or on a gap year. These young people are a credit to themselves, their families, their communities and the Academy.“

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