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First A levels give school better than average results

ITS first set of A Level results has seen Arden School perform well above the national average in last week’s 2010 GCSE and equivalent and A level performance tables.

ITS first set of A Level results has seen Arden School perform well above the national average in last week’s 2010 GCSE and equivalent and A level performance tables.

The Knowle comprehensive picked up on average 855.8 points per student against the national average of 732.9.

Head teacher Ann Green said: “When we’ve not had a great deal of experience delivering A-Levels you always hope the achievements the school has delivered in the past will carry on through. But when you have not done it before it can be worrying so we’re very pleased with those results.”

Private schools Saint Martin’s and Solihull School came top in the GCSE results with 100 per cent of pupils getting five A* to C grades overall.

St Martin’s pupils also scored 100 per cent in five A* to C grades including English and maths and Solihull School pupils picked up 99 per cent.

In the north of the borough, CTC Kingshurst Academy, Cooks Lane, also scored above the national average in their A level results with an average 738.6 per student.

Langley School meanwhile celebrated after its GCSE results placed it as one of the top schools in the West Midlands. The school’s performance in the new English Baccalaureate measure puts it in third place in the borough, behind Solihull School and St Martin’s.

Headteacher Phil Talbot said: “I share my colleagues’ delight in this excellent result, which is the product of a lot of hard work from staff, students and parents.”

The borough’s Cabinet member for children and young people, Councillor Norman Davies said: “I’m delighted that once again Solihull schools have produced an excellent set of GCSE results. Well done to all of the students and their parents, and thank you to the teachers and school staff for their hard work in continuing to raise standards.”

 

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