STUDENTS across Bromsgrove and Rubery were among those receiving their A level results yesterday.
South Bromsgrove High School had an overall pass rate of 97 per cent in its 172-pupil year group. There was a 40 per cent pass rate for grades A* to B and 50 per cent of BTEC exams were at distinction star or distinction level.
Headteacher Chris Smith said: “Once again, I would like to congratulate students on their outstanding achievements and thank parents for their support during the sixth-form years.
“We believe all of our students will secure their destinations beyond school and we wish them well as they embark on this new and exciting stage of their lives.
“Students’ success is always achieved through hard work and commitment to studies but I would also like to thank governors, teaching and support staff for their continuing excellent leadership and unswerving support of students at South Bromsgrove High.”
A number of North Bromsgrove High School’s sixth-form students are looking forward to bright futures after their results.
Sam Faulkner will read French at Keble College, Oxford University, after achieving an exceptional A*,A, A set of results.
Sam said: “I’ve really enjoyed my time at North and I’m delighted to finish on such a high note.”
Head of Sixth Form, Sarah Figg, added she was delighted for sam and all of the other year 13 students, wishing them well for the future.
“Given the uncertainty concerning A Level reforms, we are pleased to report stable results, which build on our successes of recent years.”
* Leo Allcock (A*,A*,B) will read history at The University of Birmingham, Dominic Crump (A,B,B) will read architecture at The University of Liverpool and Gemma Lee (A, B, B) will read theatre and film at Bristol University.
Interim headteacher Lee Gray said: “It is always a pleasure to recognise the hard work and efforts of students as they move on to the next stage of their education or employment. I would like to offer my congratulations to all of the students and wish them every future success.”
Among Waseley Hills High School’s highest achievers were Tom Duggan and Ben Page (pictured).
Waseley’s headteacher Alan Roll said he was delighted for the students who had done so well.
“The pass rate at higher grades of A* and B have significantly improved at Waseley this year and I’m sure that students would want to join me in thanking their teachers for all the help and support with their achievements.”