Ashville College celebrates record year for A-level results

Anna Floyd, Seb Pitt, and Jess Humphreys

Anna Floyd, Seb Pitt, and Jess Humphreys

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HARROGATE’S Ashville College has a lot to celebrate after receiving news of record breaking A-Level results with 76 per cent of students gaining A*-B grades.

In this year’s exams, forty six per cent of Ashville College’s students have achieved either A* or A marks, continuing the upward trend enjoyed over recent years.

Ed Keen who is Cambridge bound

Ed Keen who is Cambridge bound

Ed Keen saw individual success, achieving three A*s and securing his place at Cambridge University to study Law. Alice Butcher, another Ashville student, will also take her place to study law at Oxford University.

A Majority of students have secured places at top universities, including Oxford, Cambridge, Durham, Edinburgh, Warwick, Newcastle, and Bristol.

Headmaster Mark Lauder said, “We are highly delighted with this year’s record breaking A-Level results.

“They reinforce our position as a school that is committed to excellence in academic performance, through fully resourcing the steps required for each individual pupil to achieve their best.

Ed Keen, Jess Humphreys and Anna Floyd celebrating their results

Ed Keen, Jess Humphreys and Anna Floyd celebrating their results

These outstanding results show this is clearly working for the benefit of our pupils.

“My congratulations go to all students, the fantastic results demonstrate the hard work they have put in over the last two years.

“I’d also like to pay tribute to my colleagues on the teaching staff who have supported and inspired these Sixth Formers through their studies.”

Ashville’s BTEC Sport qualifications first results also included outstanding performances, with 75 per cent of students achieving a Triple Distinction, the equivalent to three A* grades.

Ed Keen who achieved three A*s

Ed Keen who achieved three A*s

Headline figures for Ashville’s 2016 A-Level results are:

- 46 per cent of all results were A*-A

- 15 per cent of students passed with straight A*/As

- 76 per cent of all results were A*-B

Will Smith and Lizzie Cormack who both achieved three A grades each

Will Smith and Lizzie Cormack who both achieved three A grades each

- 97 per cent overall pass rate

- Record value added score (indicating that students have significantly exceeded their predicted grades)

Happy Ashville College pupils celebrate their A-level successes

Happy Ashville College pupils celebrate their A-level successes

Seb Pitt and Ed Keen celebrate their results

Seb Pitt and Ed Keen celebrate their results