A Level Results Day 2019
The Weald School was buzzing with the excitement of students opening their A-level results this morning and, once again, the Billingshurst School was celebrating another set of superb results.
26% of all grades were A*s or As, and the pass rate for all courses was 99%. 47% of grades were A*-B and 77% of grades were A*-C. Headteacher Peter Woodman said, "It has been a tremendous pleasure to watch students as they got their results and see that the hard work over the last two years has paid off. We are particularly proud of our results across the entire ability range but we are also delighted to see so many students gain the top grades. Well done to students, staff and parents!"
One in five students scored the equivalent points to three grade As at A level. Notable successes were Ella Clyne with 4 A*s who will study medicine at Cambridge University and Rebecca Tanner with 1 A* and 3 As who will study Earth Sciences at Oxford University. Head Boy James Brew, Hannah Joels and Megan Hill were all successful in gaining places to study medicine. Other noteworthy successes with an A* and 2As included Emily Lopez who will study Computer Science at Bristol University, Jack Haines with 3 A*s who will study Chemical Engineering at Bath and Kalamea Cropper with 3 As and an A* who will study Maths with Music at Surrey.
Head of Sixth Form, Tom Backshall, said, "About 75% of our students will go onto university and virtually all of those who applied to go have been offered a place, with the vast majority getting onto their first choice courses. Whilst we are thrilled with our headline figures and congratulate the students going to some of the major Russell Group universities, we are just as pleased when students achieve their target grades and gain entry to their course of choice wherever it is across the country. This morning was uplifting to see that the hopes and dreams of so many students have come to fruition. We are also pleased to see an increasing number of students taking up apprenticeships and entering employment.”