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HIGHER GRADES ARE A MAJOR FEATURE....................
................................... IN RECORD EQUALLING
A LEVEL YEAR
'A' Level results have established further John Kyrle's
pre-eminent role as the provider of the highest quality
Sixth Form education in the region. A 100% pass rate at
A Level, together with 55% A*- B grades and over 80% at
A-C included success across all subject areas. A
third of all grades were at A*-A. Departments with over
75% A*-B grades include Maths, Chemistry, Spanish, Music,
Business Studies, Textiles and 3-D Art.
Nigel Griffiths, praised his students, their parents, staff
and governors, saying he was delighted with the continued
excellent results. 'This success has been achieved with
a sharp focus upon traditional academic "A" Levels without
General Studies. Students' successes have allowed them to
access university courses across the UK for this September
at a time when pressure on University entrants is at an
Austin, heading for Coventry University, Louise Stowell - Leeds,
Sophie Collins Liverpool and Christina Ireland - Lincoln.
student successes include Head Girl, Helen Parry, who will
read French and Spanish at Swansea; Head Boy George Miles
to read Sports Education at Gloucestershire; Deputy Head
Girl, Sophie Collins to read Psychology at Liverpool; Lydia
Brian to read Cognitive Neuro-Science at Manchester; Owen
Furnell to read Physics at Bath; Richard Wagstaff to read
Mechanical Engineering at Bath; Brittany Davies to read
Architecture at Nottingham; Amy Long to read Midwifery at
Birmingham and Rosie Stevenson to read Particle Physics
Griffiths added, 'In addition to our own students' successes,
I am especially pleased to see excellent achievements from
students who continue to join us from other schools across
Herefordshire, Gloucestershire and Monmouthshire. These
results have embedded Ofsted's grading of "Outstanding"
and have seen us gain a further dividend in our role as
Herefordshire's first High Performing Multi-Specialist School.
Value Added analysis will be published later in the year
and we fully expect to see our high scores being maintained.
I am, as ever, ambitious for even more improvements in years
Rob Wallace, Head of Sixth Form identified the key drivers
for this continued success. He said, 'Outstanding teaching
with a relentless focus upon high standards, coupled with
the individual care given to students and the school's close
partnership with parents led to these excellent achievements.
Students have also been widely involved in sport, music,
drama, foreign travel and community service throughout their
two years with us. These further confirm the strength of
John Kyrle's Sixth Form experience.'
Thorne is pleased with her results and hugs Head of 6th Form Rob
Wallace before heading to Nottingham to study psychology.
A Level results on Thursday.
Head Teacher, Nigel Griffiths (right), Head of Sixth Form, Rob Wallace
and Chair of Governors, Karen Frost are Richard Wagstaff - heading
for Bath, Becky Moore - Manchester, Sophie Collins - Liverpool,
Helen Parry - Swansea, Brittany Davies - Nottingham, George Miles
- Gloucester, Owen Furnell - Bath and
Rhiannon Williams - Cardiff.