A-Level results day: How Peterborough schools performed

Hampton College students in Peterborough celebrating their A-Level results this morning.
Hampton College students in Peterborough celebrating their A-Level results this morning.
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The nervous wait is over for hundreds of secondary school pupils who find out today if they have got into their chosen universities as they pick up their A-Level results.

This page will be updated throughout the day as results filter in from schools in and around Peterborough, with individual school performances listed below.

GALLERY of photos from city schools this morning on right:


Arthur Mellows Village College

Last year: 99 per cent pass rate

This year: 98.6 per cent

A marginal drop in the overall pass rate notwithstanding, it was another excellent year for the college in Glinton, with 33.6 per cent of grades between A* and B.

There are no Oxbridge students this year, but several students have been accepted for places at various universities to study medicine.

Deputy headteacher Jonathan Oakley said: “Virtually all of our students have been accepted into their first or second choice universities and we had a number of students with straight A*s and As across the board, which we’re really pleased about.”

Hampton College

Last year: 93 per cent pass rate

This year: 95 per cent

With a new sixth form centre expected to be open by the autumn, the future is rosy for Hampton College after students improved on last year’s pass rate, as well as 55 per cent of results being graded A* to C.

Headteacher Helen Price said: “We are extremely pleased with this set of results. A-Levels are a young person’s passport to exciting opportunities and we are delighted that the vast majority will now progress to Higher Education.

“The Kier Construction team is making good progress with building work at the college and we expect that the new Sixth Form Study Centre will open to students during the autumn term”

Jack Hunt School

Last year: 97 per cent

This year: 99.6 per cent

The school has achieved its best ever set of results, with 99.6 per cent of pupils achieving A* to E grades. with 72.9 per cent gaining A to C.

The school also saw an increase in A* and A grades with the vast majority of students gaining places at their first choice of University.

Notable successes in terms of A* and A grades are Farzin Mavani with 4 A*, Bethan Owen with 3A* and 1A, Thomas Barks with 2A* and 1A, Evelyn Williams with 1A* and 2A, Maxine Towler and Husnain Mohammed Ali with 3 A grades.

Pamela Kilbey, Headteacher, said “We are delighted with these outstanding results.

“We have a large, diverse and inclusive 6th form and our staff and students, with the support of parents, have worked tremendously hard to achieve these superb results.

“We wish our Year 13s the best of luck for the future as they progress to their University courses or chosen employment”.

Ken Stimpson Community School

Last year: 99 per cent pass rate

This year: 96 per cent

Last year the school had an A* to C pass rate of 69 per cent, this year it was 58 per cent.

Principal Richard Lord said he was “thrilled” with the results, with the school having more entries than ever before.

He said: “These results maintain the progress of Post-16 students at our school.

“The upward trends in many subjects are impressive and there are numerous superb individual performances in really demanding A’ Level courses.

“I am particularly pleased by the results in English language, the sciences and business and economics courses, but the real stand-out subject is mathematics.”

King’s School

Last year: 98.4 per cent

This year: 99 per cent.

Teenagers at the King’s School bettered the school’s best ever results of 2008 in terms of the number of UCAS points scored per pupil and points scored per paper.

Some nine students at the school will be studying at Oxford or Cambridge next year, including 18-year-old twins Ella and Emma Mi, who will study medicine at Cambridge after taking home an outstanding six A* grades each.

Mr Longman said: “It’s a record-breaking year and we’re absolutely delighted. We’ve bucked the national trend as well with some 15 per cent of our results being A* grades.”

Nene Park Academy

Last year: 96.7 per cent

This year: 97.7 per cent

The academy, based in Orton Longueville, Peterborough, has seen A Level pass rates rise from 96.7 per cent in 2011 to 97.7 per cent in 2012.

The average point score per student has also increased to 663.1 points, up from 647 last year.

Mark Woods, Principal of Nene Park Academy said, “Our A Level results are impressive, and it is very pleasing to see a continued improvement.

“We have seen particularly high pass rates across all of our subjects, including 100 per cent of students achieving grades A* to B in history, mathematics, and sociology; and all grades in IT being C grade or above.

The results are testament to the hard work and dedication of our post-16 students, and the teachers’ efforts and commitment to our 100 per cent philosophy.

We wish all of our students the best of luck in the future, whichever career path they choose.  We are very proud of their achievements.”

Ormiston Bushfield Academy

Last year: 95 per cent pass rate

This year: Predicted 92 per cent

Performance in the academy’s specialisms of performing arts (80 per cent A* to B); further maths (67 per cent A* to B) and media (58 per cent A* to B) has pleased vice-principal Dennis Kirwan, despite a slight fall projected in the overall pass rate.

He said: “These successful results come at an exciting time for the Academy as we move into the new £20.6 million building next month which has a dedicated sixth form centre.

“We are incredibly happy with the results and are delighted with the level of consistency shown. All of our students should be very proud of their achievements.”

The Peterborough School

Last year: 100 per cent pass rate

This year: 100 per cent

There were record-breaking results at Peterborough’s only fee-paying school which achieved an 100 per cent pass rate for the fifth successive year.

The percentage of A* to B grades, at 68.7 per cent, was its highest on record.

Top performers include Riya Patel, who will now study accounting and finance at the University of Birmingham after gaining A* grades across the board in maths, further maths and chemistry.

Other top performers include Zhong Yi Mai, who racked up 660 UCAS points with five As and an A at AS Level; Gemma Rate who achieved two A*s, one A and a B; and head of school Emily Morgan who achieved two A*s and an A.

Headmaster Adrian Meadows said: “Having all the students passing all their exams for five years in succession is exceptional and testament to their hard work, the love of learning which is instilled here and the high standard of teaching throughout”

The Stanground Academy

Last year: 95 per cent pass rate

This year: 98 per cent

Pupils at the academy which is now run by Greenwood Dale Foundation Trust have improved on last year’s pass rate and even bettered the 97 per cent achieved in 2010.

Top students included Corrine Trotman, who received an A* in geography and As in English language, philosophy, and psychology. Also excelling were head boy and head girl Luke Pagliaro and Jessica Mescall, who gained AAB and A*AB grades respectively.

Alison Ross, principal, said: “Today’s results clearly show improvements in some of the key measures and I’d like to congratulate students for their outstanding efforts.”

Thomas Deacon Academy

Last year: 98.4 per cent pass rate

This year: Just over 99 per cent

Principal Dr Alan McMurdo praised his pupils after another excellent performance, improving on last year’s pass rate.

There were outstanding results particularly in P.E, maths, physics and biology and overall 33.3 per cent of pass grades were between A* to B.

Dr McMurdo said: “The results are fantastic, there are a lot of happy kids down there.

“Most of our students are still looking at university despite the tuition fee rise, but as well many are delighted to be going next door to University Centre Peterborough, which is a great bonus for a lot of our kids.”

The Voyager Academy

Last year: 98 per cent pass rate

This year: 97 per cent

In its first full year as an academy, Voyager pupils excelled themselves with more gaining A* and A grades than ever before, with the “majority” of them getting into their first choice universities.

Some 30 per cent of exam results were A* to A grades, up from 10 per cent last year; while 42 per cent were A* to B grades, up from 30 per cent.

Sally Tetlow, head of Post-16 at the school in Walton, said: “Our exam results are absolutely fantastic.

“Most of our subjects have seen 100 per cent pass rates, including English language and maths.”