THERE were shouts of delight mixed with tears of disappointment as students across Fenland today (Thursday) learned their A-level results.
Most were celebrating achieving the necessary grades to go on to university, but there were also a few tears as some missed out and were facing the uncertainty of the clearing system to get a longed for place to continue their studies.
Chatteris Cromwell Community College was celebrating after all students achieved an A* to E pass at A-level.
Principal Jed Roberts said: “This is the first time the College has reached this figure. Our congratulations go all of our students whose hard work and commitment has brought about this continued success.
“The outcome also reflects a great deal of support from parents and strong teaching during the sixth form journey. We expect all of our students to be able to progress to universities across the country; many being the first in the family to do so, or into full time employment with further training.”
At March Neale-Wade Community College there were also celebrations with ten subject areas seeing 100 per cent of students achieving an A* to E grade with a 94 per cent pass rate in all subjects and 60 per cent overall hitting the higher grades.
Jason Wing, Principal, said he was pleased with the results overall and was particularly delighted with results in maths with 2.6 per cent of students gaining the impressive A* grade along with 37 per cent A grades.
Individual students who performed exceptionally well are: Christopher Parsons: A* (maths), A (further maths), A (business studies), and B (physics). He is now preparing to study maths at Leicester University.
Rebecca Proctor: A* (psychology), A (English language and literature), A (maths) and C (further maths).
Thomas Field: A (maths), C (physics) and distinction in OCR National Level 3 IT (A grade A equivalent at A-level).
Laura Bayne: A* (sociology), A (English language and literature), C (history); James Henderson: B (biology), B (chemistry) and B (history).
AS-level students who performed well include: Ben Tickner: A (history), A (chemistry), A (biology), and B (critical thinking); Robert Richardson: A (design technology), A (chemistry), A (biology), A (maths) and C (critical thinking). Serena Crawford: A (chemistry), A (maths), A (further maths), C (biology) and D (music).
Natalie Lamb, head of Post-16, said: “Many of our students have worked exceptionally hard over the last two years. Their successes have gained them places at universities across the country including University College London, Leicester and Plymouth. Many others have already gained full-time employment. I would like to wish all of our college leavers every success in the future.”
Wisbech Grammar School was also celebrating a top-class set of results.
Almost 66 per cent of the passes were in the top three grades of A*, A and B and over 80 per cent were in the top four grades of A* to C. Twelve of the students achieved an A* or A in all their subjects.
Headmaster Nicholas Hammond said: “It is great to see so many of our sixth form students fulfilling their academic potential and achieving excellent results, which reflect their hard work and the dedicated support of their teachers.
“Particular congratulations should go to the 12 students who gained a full house of A*/A passes.”
The Wisbech Partnership between the College of West Anglia’s Isle Campus and Thomas Clarkson Academy also showed overall pass rate improvements at A-level and AS-level.
The A-level pass rate was 94 per cent at grades A* to E with 49.3 per cent achieving grades A* to C.
The AS level results saw 70 per cent pass at grades A* to E, 40 per cent achievement at grades A* to C and 12 of the 15 A-level subject areas achieving 100 per cent pass rate.
Principal, David Pomfret, said: “We are extremely proud of our students’ achievements. They reflect both the hard work and commitment of our students and the high quality of teaching and learning in our college. I would like to congratulate all our students and staff on their success.
“We are also delighted with the 15 subjects who achieved a 100 per cent pass rate, this, coupled with the majority of our A-level students attaining higher A* to C grades, means that more of them will be accepted into their first choice college or university.”
One of the best performances in the A-level results at the College of West Anglia in King’s Lynn came from a student from Wisbech.
Emma Plumb (19) achieved: A (maths), B (further maths) and C (physics). She had also previously studied at the Thomas Clarkson School in Wisbech.
Now she’s off to Sheffield Hallam University to study maths and education to achieve her ambition to become a maths teacher.