A-levels: Overall A*-C pass rate at Helena Romanes dips slightly on 2013 but top performers excel

11:51 14 August 2014

Students at Helena Romanes School in Dunmow celebrated getting their A-level results today.

Students at Helena Romanes School in Dunmow celebrated getting their A-level results today.

Archant

Top A-level performers at Helena Romanes School (HRS) in Dunmow included a law whizz – while a 15-year-old AS-level student is on his way to becoming the next big thing in product design.

Callum Dove got A grades in sociology and English literature and a B in history.Callum Dove got A grades in sociology and English literature and a B in history.

Alex Williams, from Shalford, scored an A grade at GCSE product design when he was in Year 9 and today picked up an A in the same subject at AS-level from his Year 10 studies.

Overall the A*-C pass rate at HRS was down slightly, from 70 per cent in 2013 to 67 per cent this year, while the A*-E pass rate was 99.4 per cent. Last year it was 99 per cent.

Other top students included Emma Hargrave, who got an A* in biology, an A in chemistry and a B in psychology, Ruby Featherstone, with an A* in law, A in business and a B in English literature, and Callum Dove with A grades in sociology and English literature and a B in history.

Callum, who is off to Exeter University to study history, said: “My time at HRS has been an enjoyable, exciting and educational experience. I am sad to be leaving and will miss many of the supportive staff, but I’m also excited to see what the future brings.”

Ruby, who will study international business at Loughborough University, said: “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at sixth form and am looking forward to university.

“The balance between independent study and responsibility and academic support has enabled me to achieve skills for the future.”

Simon Knight, headteacher, said: “I am very proud of the achievements of our A-level students. The grades and success reflects very positively on the sustained hard work of the students, the support provided by their parents and the commitment of staff at the school.”

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Dunmow Broadcast visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Dunmow Broadcast staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Dunmow Broadcast account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More news stories

Yesterday, 11:01
New Felsted tennis court open.

The opening of Stebbing Tennis Club’s third court took place in Sunday sunshine.

Mon, 11:14
Doctor listening to his patient talking about her illness

Uttlesford residents will be able to ask questions of NHS board members at a serious of public meetings due to be held across West Essex, with the first taking place in Saffron Walden on Thursday (May 28).

Sunday, May 24, 2015
Dance success

More than 120 dancers in Dunmow are celebrating after passing their exams.

Saturday, May 23, 2015
Travelling farm visits Dunmow school

Betty Spaghetti, Cherry, Wasabi and Wally were on the register at Dunmow St Mary’s Primary School last month.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Dunmow Broadcast e-edition today E-edition

Most read stories