SPIRITS were high at Lord Williams’s School on Thursday as pupils received their A-level results, with 97.4 per cent achieving the necessary pass rate.
Among the happiest were four students, Antonia Cundy, Robert Jackson, Amelia Worley and Jonas Walters, who became the first pupils at Lord Williams’s to achieve the AQA Baccalaureate.
An ecstatic Ross Calvert was one of the highest achievers at the school, as he achieved four A*s in maths, further maths, physics and chemistry.
He said: “I am so happy because it shows all the hard work has paid off. It is definitely better than I expected and it is really great to see everybody around here so happy as well.”
Ross is among a number of students heading off to university in September as he prepares to do aerospace engineering at Bristol.
Alex Ballantine, Laura Chambers and Amy Sandys, pictured inside, will also be heading to university after all achieving the marks they needed.
Amy got an A* and two Bs, Laura got two A*s and a B while Alex got three As and said: “These are all better than we could have hoped for.”
Headteacher David Wybron praised all the students, who increased the percentage of A*-C grades from 72 to 77 per cent.
He said: “The results are a very good reflection of the hard work students have put into their studies and sometimes remarkable determination to overcome difficulties. A certain anxiety has given way, for the majority of students, to relief and happiness with the achievement of excellent results.
“Those students are also grateful, I know, for the quality of teaching and support they have received during their time in the sixth form.”
Head of sixth form Kate Sheehan was equally impressed with the results.
She said: “Our students deserve to feel very proud of their results.
“The sixth form has equipped them with the necessary qualifications and skills to progress to university or to the world of work.
“We wish them all the very best of luck for the future.”
> For more pictures from the Lord Williams’s A-level results day, turn to page 5.