DELIGHTED students at William Farr School celebrated the best results in the school’s history today.
A third of Year 13 students received A* and A Grades – the highest percentage since the sixth form began 19 year ago.
The mood was buoyant at the school with the students enjoying the success of being the first year group to hit the magical 100% pass rate.
Among the students celebrating a record-breaking set of results were Laura Martin (three A* and two As), Chloe Jacklin (three A* and two As), Alex Dalton (two A* and two As) and Emily Bridgwood (two A* and an A).
Laura will now be going to Durham to study Maths and Chemistry and Chloe has secured a place at Oxford to study medicine. Chloe, the first in her family to go to University, hopes to go on to become a surgeon.
Alex will now go onto Bristol University to study computer science and Emily will join Laura at Durham to study geography. She hopes to do charity work in different countries after university.
The four success stories were just a few among the 133 students who celebrated William Farr’s best ever A* – B grades, with 60 per cent achieving the grades. The results beat the previous best, achieved last year, of 55.8 per cent.
The set of results, excluding the marks for general studies, showed the school’s percentage for pupils achieving A* - B grades outperformed last year’s national average by eight per cent.
“It is really fantastic to see so many happy and relieved faces. The staff are so proud of what the pupils have achieved this year and know they will go onto to achieve fantastic things,” said head teacher Andy Stones.
“This year is the culmination of years of hard work in constantly developing our sixth form. We have come a long way and we are absolutely delighted that we are achieving such magnificent results.
“As the dust settles there will be some students with tough decisions to make about their futures and we will be supporting each and every one of them through that process.”