It was champagne and smiles all round for Year 13 students at Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate near Harrogate as they celebrated their exam success.
18- year-old Hester Mullen, from Arkendale near Knaresborough, gained an A* in A-Level English Literature and two As in A-Level English and French.
She intends to go to the University of Edinburgh to study Japanese.
“I am really delighted with my results,” said Hester.
“It is not just down to my hard work but the commitment, dedication and effort put in by my teachers as well.
“Here it is all about working to our motto of being the best that you can with the gifts that you have,” she added.
With another 100 per cent pass rate for all Year 13 students in both of the Collegiate’s Sixth Form schools – the College and the Faculty, the campus was the scene of smiles and corks popping, as teachers and pupils celebrated an excellent year again for both A-Level and BTEC results.
“It has been another very impressive year,” said QE Principal Steven Jandrell.
“Not only have all our Year 13 students passed their exams and scored an excellent set of results but we have also seen our UCAS points score increase in both schools as well,” he added.
“We are so pleased that it proves that our ethos to work individually with our students really works. At QE we assess every pupil and find something he or she is good at or enjoys, which ensures they are enthusiastic about their coursework and sitting exams. And of course that shows in our results,” he added.
Students in QE’s College, which follows a more traditional, academic curriculum, gained an average UCAS points score of 501 – the equivalent to more than 4 A grades at A-Level. The percentage of grades at A* and A was 80%, bucking the national trend where those grades have been declining for the past three years.
Faculty pupils, who can take more vocational BTECs alongside A-Levels, celebrated an average UCAS points score of 481– the equivalent to more than 4 A grades at A-Level. The percentage of grades at A* and A was 74%. 95% of BTECs taken in the Faculty were awarded a Distinction * or Distinction grades – the equivalent in UCAs points to A* and A grades at A-Level. This was an impressive improvement from an already excellent 91% of BTECs in the Faculty awarded Distinction*s or Distinctions last year.
“We are absolutely delighted with the performances of our students yet again,” said Mr Jandrell.
“It is a great day for us at QE and I would like to thank all our students, teachers and staff who have worked so hard for us to gain yet another set of record-breaking results.”
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