December 21 2013 Latest news:
Thursday, August 15, 2013
THOMAS Clarkson Academy, in Wisbech, achieved its best ever A-level results this year.
The students achieved 55 per cent A*-C pass rate and a 98 per cent pass rate at A*-E.
This represents a six per cent improvement on the 49 per cent who achieved A*-C grades last year, and a four per cent rise on the 94 per cent overall pass rate.
Principal Clare Claxton said: “The results have improved, they are the best Thomas Clarkson has ever had.
“The sixth form is quite new to Thomas Clarkson Academy and credit should go to the College of West Anglia, whose staff have taught alongside our staff.”
Individual successes include student Catherine Brooks, whose results earned her a place at the University of Westminster, where she will study illustration and visual communication.
Catherine said: “I’m really pleased – all of the hard work has paid off.”
Alicia Tibbs has secured a place to study creative advertising at Buckinghamshire New University in High Wycombe.
Alicia said: “That is what I want to do for a career. I have always wanted to do something creative.
“I’ve really enjoyed sixth form and I’m excited about going to university.”
Lillie Powell’s results earned her a place to study law at the University of Lincoln.
She said: “I’m excited about university. For a career I want to work in family law or the Probation Service.”
Andrew Bolden is heading to the University of East Anglia to study Computing Science.
He said: “It’s been hard work but it’s worth it, I’m really looking forward to university.”