70 per cent A*-C grades for A-Level students at Cromwell Community College in Chatteris

Cromwell Community College, Chatteris

Cromwell Community College, Chatteris - Credit: Archant

Nearly 70 per cent of A-Level students at Cromwell Community College achieved A*-C grades.

Over one fifth of students at the Chatteris school, which is part of the Active Learning Trust, got A*-A grades, too.

Among the top performing subjects were psychology and the sciences. Vocational subjects performed well, too, with the majority of students achieving the top grades of distinction and distinction*.

Among the outstanding individual performances are:

• Rhian Young with 3 A*s will be going to Cambridge University to read medicine.

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• Natalie Quinn with A*AA will be studying English at Bristol University

• Teri Parsonage achieved AAA which will allow her to study veterinary medicine at Nottingham University.

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• Isobel Morrish with A*A*C will be going to study psychology at Anglia Ruskin University.

• Courtney Tyers with A*AB has secured a place to read midwifery at Keele University.

• Megan Roberts and Hannah Sears both with ABB will be going to study biomedical sciences and politics respectively.

Jane Horn, executive principal, said: “We continue to grow at Post 16 with year-on-year improvements and more students achieving the grades they need to move on to higher education.

“Over one third of university places secured are at Russell Group institutions, reflecting the high calibre of students here at Cromwell. Congratulations to them for their hard work and I know they will go on to greater success.

“I am very grateful for the continued support of parents and the hard work of teachers who provide the students with constant support to achieve their successes.”

Heather Paul, head of sixth form, said: “These have been an amazing group of students who have been incredibly diligent over the past two years.

“They have been supported by a talented A-Level teaching team who continue to stretch and motivate the students.

“Cromwell sixth form continues to go from strength to strength and demonstrates how successful individual students can be.”

Gary Peile, chief executive of the Active Learning Trust, said: “I am delighted that our schools providing post 16 education have once again enabled their students to achieve some outstanding results.

“Students at both Cromwell Community College and Neale-Wade Academy can be proud of their achievements, which will ensure that they are able to move, should they wish, onto further study or apprenticeships with great confidence.

“I would also like to thank the staff at both schools for their support for the students which, as I can see from a range of tweets this morning, is shared by the students who have achieved great results.”

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