Delight for pupils as they pick up top A-Level grades

Pupils at Thomas Gainsborough School in Great Cornard pick up their results. ANL-160818-115136001
Pupils at Thomas Gainsborough School in Great Cornard pick up their results. ANL-160818-115136001
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Pupils from across the region were celebrating this morning after a record set of results.

Thomas Gainsborough School in Great Cornard saw its A*-C A-level pass rate rise to 80 per cent - up from last year’s 62 per cent.

Harriet Barber is heading to the University of Exeter to study maths. ANL-160818-115051001

Harriet Barber is heading to the University of Exeter to study maths. ANL-160818-115051001

Its overall pass rate of 97 per cent was also an increase on the 96 per cent in 2015.

In total 49 students sat A-Levels and other Level 3 qualifications.

Wayne Lloyd, headteacher at Thomas Gainsborough School, said: “Once again, we are encouraged by the progress that these results illustrate, being, as they are, a significant improvement on last year.

“This demonstrates our ongoing commitment to the young people of this area, through the high quality teaching and excellent support that the school has provided them with.”

Shannon Smith and Nick Leon celebrate their results at Thomas Gainsborough School. ANL-160818-115125001

Shannon Smith and Nick Leon celebrate their results at Thomas Gainsborough School. ANL-160818-115125001

Ormiston Sudbury Academy also had a positive set of results with 78 per cent of pupils achieving A* to C compared with 82 per cent last year and

100 per cent achieving A* to E.

Academy principal Caroline Wilson said: “I am delighted to report a further year of substantial progress in our Level 3 outcomes.

“All headline figures for level three are improved on last year with a significant upward trend for students attaining A*/Distinction* (29 per cent) and 46 per cent of students achieving A*/Distinction* - A/Distinction grades.

Pupils from Ormiston Sudury Academy celebrate their results ANL-160818-115102001

Pupils from Ormiston Sudury Academy celebrate their results ANL-160818-115102001

“The results this year are due to our dedicated staff pursuing excellence from every student, each of which has worked tirelessly to ensure they secure their outcomes to open doors to their chosen future.

“I am grateful for all the hard work undertaken this year which moves us a step closer to being recognised as an outstanding education provider.”

Staff at Hedingham School said they were delighted with “another successful year” at A-Level.

In total 99 per cent of students gained a pass in their A-Level examinations with 61 per cent achieving a pass rate at A* to C grade.

Time to relax: Pupils at Ormiston Sudbury Academy finally pick up their A-Level results ANL-160818-115113001

Time to relax: Pupils at Ormiston Sudbury Academy finally pick up their A-Level results ANL-160818-115113001

In the Level 3 vocational courses there was a 100 per cent pass rate with 40 per cent of students registering Distinctions.

Headteacher John Panayi said, “we are pleased with the performances of the students. The school has worked collectively to set high student expectations, which again, has been reflected in the results.

“I would like to thank the commitment and hard work demonstrated by all students, staff and parents. I wish all the students a successful future.”