Churchill students’ A-level joy

PUBLISHED: 13:02 16 August 2012

Genevieve Johnson, Jordon Pickup, Adam Kirby and Ben Cridland.

Genevieve Johnson, Jordon Pickup, Adam Kirby and Ben Cridland.


STUDENTS at Churchill Academy have celebrated higher pass rates and grades in their A-level results today (Thurs).

The academy had set its students the target of bettering last year’s pass rates and grades, and they managed it with flying colours.

The overall pass rate was 99.4 per cent, and there was a 13 per cent increase in the proportion of A* to B grades, with 54 per cent of students now achieving those grades.

There was also an increase in the number of students achieving A* to C grades – up 16 per cent to 82 per cent.

All but two of the academy’s 32 A-level subjects had 100 per cent pass rates, with only two U grades out of 411 achieved by A-level students.

The academy’s star performer this year was James Rudge, who achieved four A* grades – in economics, French, maths and history – who will study economics at Warwick University.

Headteacher Dr Barry Wratten said: “Congratulations to these and to all our Year 13 students who have done themselves and the academy really proud.

“These students have worked their socks off and so have the staff to achieve these outstanding results.

“These are great characters – for the last seven years they have added so much to Churchill and now they can step on to the next rung of the ladder.

“Well done them, well done their teachers, well done (sixth form head) Chris George and his team and thank you to a highly committed but fun-loving year group. Theirs is the future and we all wish them well.”

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