A-level round-up: North Shropshire students buck trend with excellent results


Aimee Jones

STUDENTS from across North Shropshire are now planning for their futures after finding out their A Level results. 

Despite reports that the amount of A* and A grades have fallen for the first time in 30 years, many students from the area bucked the trend and achieved more of the top grades than ever. 

Oswestry School defied expectations and saw the percentage of pupils gaining A*s creep up, as has the percentage of grades awarded A*-B which now stands at over 60 per cent. 

Moreton Hall’s principal, Johnathon Forster said: “Despite warnings from the Secretary of State for Education that this year's A Level students would see a significant fall in grades, we are delighted to announce that our track record of excellent results has been maintained in 2014.” 

Ellesmere College enjoyed a 97% pass rate including quite a number of outstanding performances from students, who also achieved highly in their International Baccalaureate. Their top grades mean the college will carry on the tradition of seeing a large number of students going on to read medicine at various universities across the country. 

Once again, both staff and students at Adcote School for Girls were elated by their results, with 85% of all grades awarded at A*-C. 

First year college and sixth-form students were also collecting results today as they found out their AS Level grades, which will indicate whether they are on track to get into their universities of their choice. 

This is the first year that Marches School have offered AS Levels to their students, who will then carry on to study for their A Levels. According to the school, based on todays results, “figures indicate that the final outcome for students next August will be outstanding.” 

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