Fantastic A-level success for Colyton Grammar students

PUBLISHED: 12:03 15 August 2013 | UPDATED: 15:24 22 August 2013

(L-R) Beckie Rutherford, 18, Ciara Rowland-Simms, 18, Eleanor Grant, 18 and Christabel Dodman-Lear, 19 show off their A level certificates.

(L-R) Beckie Rutherford, 18, Ciara Rowland-Simms, 18, Eleanor Grant, 18 and Christabel Dodman-Lear, 19 show off their A level certificates.


Students see their hard work pay off with excellent results.

Cheers rang out as Colyton Grammar School experienced another superb year for A-level results and recorded an increase on last year’s results success.

89.3 per cent of grades awarded to its students were an A*, A or B, and nearly 20 per cent of the year achieved three top A* grades or better, with half recording at least one A*.

The school also bucked the national trend, with the number of top A* grades this year rising to 28.7 per cent.

The number achieving A* or A grades also increased by 4.1 per cent to 68.5 per cent.

Headteacher Paul Evans said: “It’s been another successful year for students at Colyton who have worked hard to achieve these stunning results.

“The majority of students have achieved what they need to go on to some very competitive higher education courses, which at the end of the day, is the most important thing, and they should be congratulated for what they’ve achieved.

“I’d like to thank their teachers for the support and encouragement that they have given.”

This year, 12 students are off to study medicine and one veterinary science while 13 are expected to take up places at Oxford or Cambridge.

One of those students is Branoc Richards, 18, who achieved four A*s.

He will be going to Oxford to study engineering in the hope of one day being a researcher in the field of renewable energy.

“I’m absolutely ecstatic,” he said.

“I was nervous on the morning of getting my results, but I was fairly confident of gaining them.”

Most other students are planning to take up places in ‘Russell’ Group universities and other sought after institutions.

Harriet Eaton achieved four A*s and an A, and will be going to the University of Nottingham to study medicine.

“I feel amazing, so relieved, and so happy,” she said.

“I was slightly unsure on a few subjects but I’m so glad I did well.”

Students hugged each other with joy as the results filtered out, unable to contain their excitement.

Eighteen year olds Beckie Rutherford, Ciara Rowland-Simms and Eleanor Grant, and Christabel Dodman-Lear, 19, earned 12 A*s between them.

“I’m really happy and so proud of my friends,” said Christabel, who will be going to the University College of London to study English Literature.

“I was pleasantly surprised when I found out did so well.

“We’ll all definitely keep in touch.”

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