A-level results: Kings Of Wessex Academy celebrate 98 per cent pass rate

PUBLISHED: 12:39 17 August 2017 | UPDATED: 14:20 17 August 2017

Students at Kings Of Wessex Academy collect their A-level results. Picture: Eleanor Young

Students at Kings Of Wessex Academy collect their A-level results. Picture: Eleanor Young

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Kings Of Wessex Academy students celebrated this morning (Thursday) as they opened their A-level exam results and checked they had got into the university they hoped for.

Students at Kings Of Wessex Academy collect their A-level results. Picture: Eleanor YoungStudents at Kings Of Wessex Academy collect their A-level results. Picture: Eleanor Young

Despite a one per cent drop in the overall pass rate at the academy, pupils were still jumping for joy as they opened their envelopes.

Eighteen-year-old Mike Watford was seeing stars after securing three A*s.

He told the Mercury: “I am really happy about my grades and I am very proud of this. It is also a relief to get them.

“I will be going to Oxford University to study engineering. It has been a long-term dream of mine and I am happy to have achieved it.”

Ben Evans, Morgan Rose, Tom Poynor and James Bayliss with their A-level results. Picture: Eleanor YoungBen Evans, Morgan Rose, Tom Poynor and James Bayliss with their A-level results. Picture: Eleanor Young

Seventy-four per cent of pupils received one or more A* to C grade while 26 per cent of students received the top grades of A* to A.

Retiring headteacher, Chris Richardson, said: “I am proud to be leaving the academy with such a positive set of results.

Finn Pritchard, Taddy Horacek and Tom Botsford collect their results. Picture: Eleanor YoungFinn Pritchard, Taddy Horacek and Tom Botsford collect their results. Picture: Eleanor Young

“As always, our students at The Kings Of Wessex have done themselves proud and I wish them every success for their futures no matter what steps they take.”

Head of sixth form Rachel Hopwood said she was ‘so proud’ of the students.

Students at Kings Of Wessex Academy collect their A-level results. Picture: Eleanor YoungStudents at Kings Of Wessex Academy collect their A-level results. Picture: Eleanor Young

She added: “There have been some excellent results with some fantastic individual performances which reflect how hard students have worked and their determination to take the next steps towards university and higher apprenticeship careers.”

Molly Brown, aged 18, also saw success, securing two A* grades and a B. She will be going to Cardiff University and hopes to study biomedical sciences.

Ella Bryne and Tim Jacobs collect their A-level results. Picture: Eleanor YoungElla Bryne and Tim Jacobs collect their A-level results. Picture: Eleanor Young

She said: “It is really good to get theses results but it is also a bit of a shock.

“I did everything I could have done and I am relieved and glad the wait is finally over.”

Friends celebrate their A-level results. Picture: Eleanor YoungFriends celebrate their A-level results. Picture: Eleanor Young

Jack Bardle and Molly Brown collect their A-level results from Kings Of Wessex. Picture: Eleanor YoungJack Bardle and Molly Brown collect their A-level results from Kings Of Wessex. Picture: Eleanor Young

Abi Morgan, Eileen Izzard and Sarah Fiddes collected their A-level results. Picture: Eleanor YoungAbi Morgan, Eileen Izzard and Sarah Fiddes collected their A-level results. Picture: Eleanor Young

Pupils from Kings Of Wessex Academy collect their A-level results. Picture: Eleanor YoungPupils from Kings Of Wessex Academy collect their A-level results. Picture: Eleanor Young

Students at Kings Of Wessex Academy collect their A-level results. Picture: Eleanor YoungStudents at Kings Of Wessex Academy collect their A-level results. Picture: Eleanor Young

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