A-LEVEL RESULTS DAY 2017: Students at Sir Harry Smith Community College in Whittlesey prepare for university after claiming top results
PUBLISHED: 16:02 17 August 2017 | UPDATED: 16:10 17 August 2017
Students at Sir Harry Smith Community College in Whittlesey are celebrating after achieving top A-Level results.
Overall, 41 per cent of students claimed A* or A grades – 13 per cent up on last year – while 63 per cent of entries achieved A* to B grades – a 19 per cent increase from 2016.
Eighty-four per cent achieved A* to C grades and 98 per cent were awarded A* to E grades.
For the college’s vocational qualifications, 100 per cent of entries achieved a Distinction* to Merit grade, with 95 per cent achieving a Distinction* or Distinction.
An impressive 85 per cent of students have accepted university offers, while over a quarter of students have accepted places with Russell Group universities such as Cambridge, Bristol, Edinburgh and Birmingham.
Top performers include Esther Carter (A*, D*, A), who will go on to study at the University of Lincoln, Gregor Forest (A*, A, A), who has accepted a place at the University of York, and Lauren Hammersly (A*, A*, A*, B) who will begin a maths course at the University of Warwick in September.
Principal, Dawn White, said: “I am delighted with the results that our students have achieved this year.
“This is an incredible and very well deserved achievement and reflects the exceptional efforts of both our students and staff.
“I would like to congratulate all of our students who have worked extremely hard this year to achieve this level of success. I would also like to thank all of our staff for their continued and unwavering hard work and commitment to ensuring the very best outcomes for all of our students.”