A-level results: Aylesbury High School

Ali Glasson with her mother
Ali Glasson with her mother
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Aylesbury High School headmaster Alan Rosen praised the success of the girls at his school.

Over 39% of the grades were either an A* or an A and 77% were A*-B grades.

He said: “We are really pleased that the girls have by and large got to the universities of their choice.

“We’ve had a lot of success stories here this morning, it is a very competitive system so it’s nice to see the results.

“The vast majority were happy but inevitably there are a few tears.

“We have been able to help them all, a few will go through clearing.”

Seven students were able to confirm their places at Oxford and Cambridge and up to 70% are going to Russell Group institutions. The most popular universities with the girls include Warwick, Leeds, Southampton and Sussex. They have chosen a very wide range of courses from the more traditionalto the more unusual such as oceanography, music and sound recording, chemical engineering, paramedic science and neuroscience.

In a year group with 217 students, 86% are going straight to university, 10% are taking a gap year, and 4% are going into employment or taking dance or art foundation courses.

Ali Glasson from Princes Risborough achieved three A’s in Biology, Chemistry and Psychology.

She said: “I am really really happy. I cried when I told mum. I wasn’t expecting it, Chemistry was really horrible.”

Ali is intending to take a year out before going on to university.

She said: “I will stay at home and get a job to help fund university.

“Nine thousand pounds a year scares me, I will have to get a loan and will finish at the end with a tonne of debt.”

Alice Brown, Emily Hadder, Sophie Page and Alex Thomas gained A* grades in all of their A level subjects.

Twenty nine students had no grade lower than an A.

Eight students gained university entrance in competitive subjects such as medicine, dentistry and veterinary medicine.

Twenty nine students passed the AQA Baccalaureate which celebrates all round achievement.

Mr Rosen said: “Congratulations to everyone for another strong set of results which reflect very well on the students themselves and also to everyone involved in their education at all stages. The vast majority are into their chosen university in a very competitive year. It’s especially pleasing that our students have not only achieved exam success but also done so much else at school in sport, the arts, supporting charities, going on trips and expeditions, and enjoying themselves as well!”