Katharine Lady Berkeley's School retains good A-level results
Katharine Lady Berkeley's School students Sarah Appleton, Jackson Lawrence, Emma Poole and Katrina Clarke after collecting their A-level results
SIXTH form students at Katharine Lady Berkeley’s School in Wotton have once again proven themselves with another year of impressive A-level results.
Out of the 158 students in year 13, 85 per cent secured grades between A* and C and 65 per cent achieved the top grades of A*, A or B.
While both results show a one per cent decrease on last year’s, the comprehensive school saw its most successful year ever for AS-level results, with 55 per cent of year 12 students attaining an A or B grade, compared to 51.5 per cent achieving the top marks last year.
Headteacher Andrew Harris said he was delighted with the achievements.
"It means the vast majority of students will be able to go on to the universities of their choice and with a solid foundation for their degree course," he said.
"I think it reflects the hard work of the students and also their teachers."
One happy student is 18-year-old Jess Tymms, from Charfield, who will be on her way to Sheffield Hallam University in September to study psychology after gaining an A in psychology, C in English and D in biology.
"I’m very excited, I can’t wait to go," she said.
"I was really happy with the results, it was better than I was expecting. I am not sure what I want to do after university, I have a long way to go yet."
Kyran Bishop, 18, from Wotton-under-Edge, was also delighted with his results.
With an A* in photography, A* in art and A in English under his belt, Kyran is now planning to do an art foundation course at South Gloucestershire and Stroud College before choosing a university to go to.
"It was definitely better than expected, I am really pleased," he said.
"One day I hope to do something in graphic design but for now I’m going to relax after the stress of the exams."
Joining him on the art foundation course will be his friend Harvey Westwood, 18, from Wickwar, who hopes to eventually go to drama school.
Harvey can look forward to it after achieving an A in art, B in English literature, A in film studies and an A in drama.
"I am really excited about what is going to happen because now there’s not as much pressure as there was leading up to this," he said.
"It was more than I was hoping for, I was thinking I would do the same as last year but I have done much better."
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