October 22 2014 Latest news:
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Forty two Saffron Walden County High students celebrated achieving at least three A or A* grades after opening their A-level results this morning (Thursday).
Eleven top performers will be taking up a place at either Oxford or Cambridge, while six more have been accepted to a range of medical schools.
Overall, the A*-C pass rate was exactly the same as last year – 92 per cent – as was the percentage whose grades were all at either A* or A (37).
The A*-E pass rate was once again 100 per cent.
Headteacher John Hartley said he was “delighted” with the results.
“These outstanding results have been achieved through a combination of an immense amount of hard work by the students, consistently very high quality teaching and a system of personalised tutorial support focused on maximising the achievement of each individual,” he said.
Among the top performing students were Catherine Crawshaw-Brown, with 5A*s, and Nicola Bailey and Luke Diana with 4A*s. Ben Cooper, Melissa Drake, Sam Hobson, Giuseppe Jafari, Elisabeth Kerr, and Edric Ramirez-Valdez all achieved three A*s or better.
George Anderson achieved three top grades at distinction star in BTEC Sport.