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21st August 2010


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Record '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.

Headteacher, 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 all-time high.'

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Becky Austin, heading for Coventry University, Louise Stowell - Leeds, Sophie Collins Liverpool and Christina Ireland - Lincoln.

Notable 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 at Birmingham.

Mr 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 to come.'

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.'

Ellie Thorne is pleased with her results and hugs Head of 6th Form Rob Wallace before heading to Nottingham to study psychology.

Collecting A Level results on Thursday.

With 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.
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