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It’s a great summer for our A-level students!

Students and staff celebrate at John Kyrle High School and Sixth Form Centre in Ross-on-WyeThe county’s A-level students have plenty to celebrate today after achieving fantastic exam results, which have exceeded the national average.

The provisional A-level results for Herefordshire’s maintained schools and academies with sixth forms have demonstrated a great improvement on last year, whilst exceeding the national figures. Our students achieved an A to E pass rate of 99.1% compared to 98.1% nationally with 31.7% successfully gaining A* to A grades in comparison to 25.8% across the country.

Councillor Jonathan Lester, Cabinet member for young people and children’s wellbeing, said: “I’m always delighted with our A-level results, but this year they’re even better with our students scoring nearly 6% higher than the national average for A* to A grades.

“My congratulations go to all of our students who have worked so hard to achieve such outstanding success and to the quality of teaching, which has helped contribute towards their achievements. I wish all our young people the best of luck in their future university, apprenticeship or employment endeavours.”

Nigel Griffiths, headteacher at John Kyrle High School and Sixth Form Centre in Ross-on-Wye, which is celebrating 62% of grades at A* to B, 68% at A* to C and a 100% A-level pass rate, said: “The results our students have achieved this year clearly demonstrates the emphasis we place on academic excellence and I commend all our students, families, staff and governors for all their hard work.

“Our students don’t just excel academically they also fully participate in school life and engage in music, drama, sport and fundraising as well as being ambassadors working with younger students in maths, languages and literacy.”

Interesting fact!

This year, we had 94 male students and 112 female students taking A-levels across the county, this is how they got on....

Achieving two or more A-levels at grade A* to E

Male students - 88
Female students - 100

Achieving three or more A-levels at grade A* to E

Male students - 73
Female students - 83

Please note that none of these results include Hereford Sixth Form College. To find out about the college's fantastic results, read the 'college results are outstanding once again' article on their website.

How did one of our local schools do?

We were delighted to join students from John Kyrle High School and Sixth Form Centre in Ross-on-Wye this morning, when they opened their results and celebrated their success.

Holly Walker opens her results and celebrates with her mum Keri James.

Holly gained an A* in mathematics, A in further mathematics, A in chemistry and a B in biology and has secured a place at the University of Birmingham to study mathematics.

Holly Walker and her mum Keri James

Holly Walker and her mum Keri James

Kyle Harper was delighted with his A in sociology, B in PE and C in psychology, as it means he’ll be off to the University of Birmingham to study sports science.

Kyle Harper

A very happy Ginnie Mellor will be taking a gap year with her sister Lydia, before heading to Manchester Metropolitan University to study physiotherapy.

Ginnie obtained an A in PE, A in philosophy and ethics and a B in drama.

Ginnie Mellor

Ed Morris is heading to Swansea University to study genetics after achieving three Bs in philosophy and ethics, biology and psychology.

Ed Morris, Ginnie Mellor and her father Dr Russell Mellor

Tags: Schools and education