SLIDESHOW: Young people in Wakefield celebrate A-Level success

Proud as punch was how many students were feeling last Thursday when A-level results day arrived.

Outwood Grange Academy, Ossett School, Wakefield Girls’ High School and Queen Elizabeth Grammar School all achieved an overall pass rate of 100 per cent.

Wakefield College A-Level results'Ellie Taylor, Kerenza Blows, Amy Plows, Shannon Dodson, Hannah Myers, Terru Jarvis, Ellie Farrar and Gemma Robinson

Wakefield College A-Level results'Ellie Taylor, Kerenza Blows, Amy Plows, Shannon Dodson, Hannah Myers, Terru Jarvis, Ellie Farrar and Gemma Robinson

The national average was 98.1 per cent.

The hundred per cent pass rate at A-level was a first for Ossett Academy. Headteacher Martin Shevill, said: “We’re delighted and pleased that almost all our students have a place at their chosen university. We’ve had fabulous AS-level results too with a 94 per cent pass rate. Warm congratulations to all our students.”

Michael Wilkins, principal of Outwood Grange Academy, where 69.4 per cent of pupils also achieved three or more A* to C grades, said: “Students have surpassed previous years’ outstanding results yet again.

“It is testament to their hard work and that of their families, the staff, our Trust Board and Academy Council that we have yet again performed so well.”

Silcoates School and Wakefield College were also celebrating another year of excellent’ results with overall pass rates of 98 per cent and 95 per cent respectively.

In addition to Wakefield College’s A level success, which included 100 per cent pass rates in 15 subjects from English literature to Chemistry, media studies and further maths, 13 BTEC Extended Diploma students achieved three distinction stars - the highest results possible.

Tony Rex, assistant principal of Wakefield College, said: “We’re pleased with this set of results and our students can be proud of all the hard work that has underpinned their success. They are clearly making the most of the new facilities for our Sixth Form and have coped admirably with the challenge of A Levels. We wish them all well in their future endeavours.”

Wakefield Girls’ High School achieved its best set of results since 2009 with 94.3 per cent of pupils achieving three or more A* to C grades, bucking the national trend, where there was a dip in the number of pupils achieving top-end grades.

Headteacher Gillian Wallwork, said: “We are thrilled with these results. Behind this impressive data are individual triumphs which prove our girls’ natural talent, diligence and inspirational resilience.”

At Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, 92 per cent of pupils achieved three or more A* to C grades.

Headteacher David Craig, said: “Another high level performance at A-level. Results morning is always emotional and it was great to see so many happy faces now set fair for places at the country’s top universities.”

Darryl Wideman, headteacher at Silcoates School, said he was delighted his school was celebrating another excellent year of results.

He said: “There were impressive individual performances across the ability range and everyone has something to feel good about.”

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