Top marks for our students

PUBLISHED: 11:44 24 August 2006 | UPDATED: 21:16 29 May 2010

Helena Romanes students celebrate their results - Pic: Suzy Whitaker

Helena Romanes students celebrate their results - Pic: Suzy Whitaker

STUDENTS have been celebrating their A-Level results with the news that the overall pass rate this year is up on 2005. This year, students at both Helena Romanes and Felsted Sixth form exceeded expectations gaining their best results ever. Year 13 student

STUDENTS have been celebrating their A-Level results with the news that the overall pass rate this year is up on 2005.

This year, students at both Helena Romanes and Felsted Sixth form exceeded expectations gaining their best results ever.

Year 13 students at Helena Romanes School and Sixth Form Centre were thrilled with their 97.4 per cent pass rate, which rose from last year and 67 per cent of their passes were above Grade C.

Their outstanding students included; Jack Bassingthwaighte's four grade As, which he achieved in business studies, English language and literature, geography and Spanish. Jack is now looking forward to going to The University of Bath to read international management and modern languages.

Michael Sally, achieved three As in economics, English language and literature and geography and also a B in French, and will be off to the City of London to read law.

Rachel Payne was also a top scorer with her grade As. She will soon be off to Cardiff or The University of Liverpool to read history and Spanish.

Headteacher Simon Knight, said: "We are delighted that our results have improved once again this year. We would like to congratulate all our students for their hard work, thank their families for their invaluable support and express our appreciation for the dedication of our staff."

The percentage of students gaining grade As at Felsted School, also rose by 10 per cent from 32 per cent to 42. Out of the 226 A-level exams taken only two were not passed.

Headmaster Stephen Roberts said: "The students and staff have both worked very hard to achieve these excellent results.

"There are a number of very able students who have obtained outstanding results and many candidates have achieved results, which they would not have thought possible just two years ago.

"The introduction of the International Baccalaureate from September will give further options to the students here which I am sure they will relish."

Felsted students were delighted with their 100 per cent pass rate in many of their subjects including business studies, design technology, economics, English, French, geography, German, history, mathematics, music, physics, psychology, religious studies and sports studies.

And among those with something to celebrate were; Edward Davies of Little

Dunmow, Loren Sherer of Felsted, William Dickinson of Shalford, Oliver Harvey of Felsted, Sarah Kew of Felsted and Charlotte Mitchell of Dunmow.

They all achieved three grade As or higher along with Melanie Balfour of Witham, David Coles of Hatfield Peverel, Michael Pryke of Great Notley, Charles Paterson of Gosfield.

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