Happy A-level students jump for joy

Ucas is expecting 25,000 fewer students to need Clearing this year

Ucas is expecting 25,000 fewer students to need Clearing this year

Sixth Form College is celebrating a 100 per cent pass rate in a BTEC level threes and a near flawless pass rate in A-levels.

"We are all very proud of them and wish them every success in the future".

Wallingford School pupil Helena Harpham's four A*s have won her a place to study biochemistry at Oxford University. "The preciseness of each procedure really interests me as you have to know about the body in huge detail to have an understanding of what to do".

In our research, we saw a number of instances where students made repeat calls - presumably to try and speak to a different call taker - to see if they could get a place that way.

The variety of subjects undertaken by this year's cohort in both their A levels and post-Sixth Form destinations is impressive.

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Twins Megan and Hannah Brierley, Katy and Jake Lightowler and Chloe and Ryan Glass all celebrated their results after collecting them today.

One student celebrating a combination of straight As and A*s was head girl Fran Goss, who said: "I was not expecting these results whatsoever but I am delighted and just speechless after opening my envelope - I almost cried". Many learners in the year group achieved 2 A*-C grades at AS Level with two learners who achieved the equivalent of 7 A grades between them. It was a brilliant two years at New College Stamford.

Phil Smith, assistant headteacher with responsibility for the sixth form, added: "It is with a great sense of pride that we recognise the hard work of the Year 13 students in achieving a strong set of results that will enable them to pursue their aspirations in the future". The elimination of AS-Levels with the other new modifications have been cited as the main potential factor for the adjustments in various statistics pertaining to student performance. University is a big commitment - don't apply for a place at uni just to please your parents, fit in with your friends, or to be able to say you're going to university. She said, "I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at EIC, and am so thankful for all the support and guidance from my teachers".

A breakdown shows that more applicants have found a place through clearing compared to the same point previous year, with the numbers placed through the system up by 6%, to 11,180.

Daniel Pearse, who is going to Nottingham University to study Chemistry, said: "I'm thrilled!" It was increasingly rare that students would have no idea of how well they had done as schools will have reminded them of what grades they were heading towards over the course.

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"We would like to thank our sixth formers for their immeasurably positive contribution as role models for our younger students.

The vast majority of universities around the United Kingdom have places in clearing for quite large majority of their courses".

Headteacher Gary Kynaston said: "We are so proud of our students' achievements and to see all their hard work and efforts rewarded".

Bayside school achieved a 93% pass rate and 34% A*-B rate.

As of Wednesday morning, the day before clearing opens, there were more than 27,000 courses listed on the Ucas clearing website, according to a Press Association survey.

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Principal Michael Kitcatt said: "I am delighted to see that all the hard work of the students and the staff has again led to such excellent results, particularly in the first year of the new style linear A-levels in many subjects".

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