A-level results day 2018: Sir Harry Smith students achieve 70 per cent pass rate

PUBLISHED: 12:32 16 August 2018 | UPDATED: 12:32 16 August 2018

Eighty-three per cent of Year 11 Sir Harry Smith students achieved a level 4+ in English.

Eighty-three per cent of Year 11 Sir Harry Smith students achieved a level 4+ in English.


Principal Dawn White says she’s “delighted” with Sir Harry Smith students’ 70 per cent A-level pass rate.

With 70 per cent of pupil being awarded A* to C grades, 36 per cent of entries were awarded A* to B grades and 16 per cent of entries were awarded A* or A grades.

Ms White said: “This is a superb and very well deserved achievement and reflects the exceptional efforts of both our students and staff.

“This is especially pleasing considering the vast majority of these students completed the new reformed A-levels which now include refreshed content with greater input to universities, AS results no longer counting towards an A Level and linear assessments with A Levels being assessed at the end of the two years of study.

One hundred per cent of vocational qualification entries were awarded a Distinction* (D*) to Pass grade, with 91 per cent being awarded a Distinction* to Merit.

Ms White added: “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.”

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