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Students celebrate A level success

It has been exam success across the board this year for schools in Solihull, with students north and south of the borough achieving record results in their A levels and Post 16 examinations

Grace Academy students celebrate top A level results
Grace Academy students celebrate top A level results

It has been exam success across the board this year for schools in Solihull, with students north and south of the borough achieving record results in their A levels and Post 16 examinations.

*The Sixth Form College, Solihull has seen a surge in students taking traditional subjects as they battle to secure university places.

The boroughs biggest centre for A levels celebrated another successful year - with a pass rate of 97.7 per cent.

And many students have received their A*s and As in subjects such as the sciences and maths.

Emily Woodford, from Solihull, received A*s in biology, chemistry and mathematics and is going to Nottingham University to study medicine.

I want to be a doctor, the 18-year-old told us. So Ive always had university in mind. I think if it means you can get the job you want then its worth it.

*Grace Academy staff and pupils are also celebrating their best set of A level results in four years.

The school has achieved record results since it became an academy in 2009 - an 18 per cent improvement on last years results.

The top grades achieved means all of the pupils who applied to university have secured a place, with the vast majority getting their first choice.

This is extremely pleasing, head teacher Roy Baylis said.

*Students at Heart of England School, Balsall Common, have racked another impressive set of results.

Beverley Hardwick, Alice Bennett and Sarah Hay, all 18, racked up six A*s between them and are off to study a range of degree subjects.

Beverley is going to Nottingham to study history and archeology and has hopes of one day working at an institution like the British Museum.

*Nearly three times the number of students at John Henry Newman Catholic College have bagged themselves a place at university thanks to an excellent set of exam results.

The Chelmsley Wood school is celebrating its most successful year yet in terms of students getting into university following an impressive set of Post 16 exam results - with a three fold increase on last year.

The majority of students also got onto the university and course they applied for.

*Arden School and Solihull School have also celebrated 100 per cent pass rate, with some of their students securing a place at Oxbridge.

 

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