Gloucestershire students celebrate A Level results
By Sarah Wood
Students across Gloucestershire are celebrating the end of two years' hard work, with their A Level results.
A Level grades this year have been managed down to a halfway point between the highs of 2021, when they were assessed by teachers, and the last actual exams that took place pre-pandemic in 2019.
Statistics show that 36 per cent of results in the South West were at the top A or A* grades, as reported by the BBC.
Nationally, there are 425,830 students celebrating being accepted into university or college today - the second highest number on record.
At Cleeve School Sixth Form Centre of Excellence in Bishops Cleeve, over a third of students achieved A*-A and 81 per cent secured A*-C grades, with a 99 per cent pass rate overall.
Students at the King's School in Gloucester celebrated the best A Level results in the school's long history, with 14 per cent of grades at A*, a third at A*-A and two-thirds at A*-B. In addition, half of the students taking BTEC Sport achieved the top grades of D*D*D*.
Mr David Morton, headmaster, said: "The results are a credit to our students. They have done so well under the incredibly challenging circumstances over the last three years. It is also important to recognise how these students have developed their broader life skills, such as resilience and independent learning.
"These students should be very proud of all that they have achieved: they have bright futures ahead of them."
At Ribston Hall in Gloucester, 71 per cent were graded A*-B. This places the 2022 results even higher than the elevated results of the two pandemic years.
Mr Robert Goodwin, head of sixth form at Ribston Hall, said: "I am overjoyed these students have been justly rewarded for their incredible efforts over the last two years. Their academic success reflects the ambitious targets we set and the belief our students can 'discover their potential'.
"Coupled with sound career advice, their superb A-level results have laid the foundations for success in their chosen next steps, whether that is further study at university, an apprenticeship or employment. We wish them the very best."
At Pate's Grammar School in Cheltenham, headmaster Mr Russel Ellicot congratulated students on the school's best ever A Level results.
Ninety-five per cent of grades were A*- B, with forty-three per cent A* grades.
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