High spirits for Weston College results

STUDENTS at Weston College refused to let today’s rain dampen their spirits and were in high spirits when they ripped open their A-level results.

The college achieved a pass rate of 98.4 per cent, which slightly dipped from last year’s pass rate of 99.8 per cent. This year 76.2 per cent attained grades A*-C, which has been seen as a massive achievement by staff.

Dr Paul Phillips, Weston College’s principal, said he was was proud and pleased with the overall results from the sixth form.

He said: “Quite a few students have done much better than last year and about 12 students were able to achieve all A* grades which is very promising.”

Groups of friends flocked in with anticipation and many left hugging with bright smiles.

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Rebecca Durston, aged 18 from Milton, Weston, who was one of the students to achieve an A*, said: “I’m so pleased with these results and I have what I need to go to my first choice university.”

Rebecca will be attending Glamorgan University, South Wales in September.

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Many of Weston’s students have decided to opt for a different path for their future with some becoming apprentices or joining the Armed Forces.

Newly-appointed head of sixth form Mike Harowood started his first day today. He said: “It’s an interesting day to start and it’s great to see individuals achieve what they want to achieve.”

College vice-principal Judy Harper said: “There are so many different routes students can go down now, not just university, and it’s great we can offer that choice here.”

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