A levels: Axe Valley results

PUBLISHED: 13:58 19 August 2008 | UPDATED: 22:12 15 June 2010

MANY students across the Axe Valley were celebrating last Thursday as A-level results topped previous records.

MANY students across the Axe Valley were celebrating last Thursday as A-level results topped previous records.Coltyon Grammar School, which is consistently in one of the top three positions in the country, smashed all records this year.There was 100 per cent pass rate, with 76 per cent awarded a top A grade. Over a third of the year group gained an A grade in five or more subjects, and more than half gained four A grades.Retiring headteacher Barry Sindall said: "Right across the year group they have been exceptional and broken all records."I'm happy that they're happy. Seeing youngsters really excited to get what they wanted to get and going to the university of their choice is a nice way to finish."Axe Valley Community College had an overall pass rate of 98 per cent, with more than 50 per cent of the grades being in the A-C category.Their top performing students achieved an even higher points score than the equivalent highest performers in 2006.Headteacher Liz Pinfield, who is also retiring this year, said: "I would like to congratulate all the students on their results for which they have worked so hard."I'm very proud of what they, and their hard working teachers, have achieved. This is the seventh cohort of students to go to university from Axe Valley's sixth form."Woodrooffe School students had an overall pass rate of 97 per cent, with 45 per cent achieving As or Bs. Headteacher Richard Steward said: "I am delighted with these results. All the students have worked incredibly hard this year and it's a pleasure to see them achieve the grades they deserve. "Of course, such high standards not only reflect the work of the students, but highlight the dedication and commitment of the staff at Woodroffe, who work tirelessly to ensure that the students in their classes fulfil their potential.

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