A LEVEL ROUND UP: Students praised after achieving top grades

SIXTH formers in Dunmow were celebrating this morning after achieving a bumper crop of top A-level grades.

Helena Romanes School was jumping with joy after 99 per cent of students achieved A* to E grades, with 75 per cent gaining A* to C grades.

Matthew Fletcher, head of sixth form, said: “The results are a reflection of the dedication and commitment demonstrated by our students. This, combined with the support of staff and parents, has produced some outstanding results.

“I am extremely proud of our students and wish them all the best of luck for the future.”

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

Felsted recorded its highest percentage of students earning grades of B and above.

Building on its record results in the International Baccalaureate Diploma this year, 61 per cent of students achieved either an A*, A or B – 5 per cent up on last year.

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Of the 90 students sitting summer exams, 18 A* grades were gained, ten students achieved all A* or A grades and 99 per cent of students passed with A*-E grades.

Dr Mike Walker, headmaster, said: “These are excellent results and we are extremely proud of all of our students who have done so well. Such achievements are a credit to their inspirational teachers, their families and most importantly the pupils themselves.

“This year group have not only achieved academically, but they also have done great things in so many other ways – they are really rounded and confident young people who are the leaders of tomorrow, will have a terrific positive impact in society, and have so much potential. I wish them every success at University and as they go on in their careers.”

Subjects that performed particularly well overall - over 90 per cent A-C grades - were Art & Design, Classical Civilisation, Geography, German, History of Art, Maths, Further Maths, Music and Theatre Studies.

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