A-levels: 11 County High students earn Oxbridge places while A*-C pass rate remains at 92%

Jack Kelly, 18, from Little Canfield, and Chloe Wernick, of Woodlands Park, Dunmow, were both please

Jack Kelly, 18, from Little Canfield, and Chloe Wernick, of Woodlands Park, Dunmow, were both pleased with their A-level results. - Credit: Archant

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).

From left, Friends Charlie Davies, Sean Kirk, Kieran Luck, Theo Hutchinson, Joe Minter, James Kenyon

From left, Friends Charlie Davies, Sean Kirk, Kieran Luck, Theo Hutchinson, Joe Minter, James Kenyon and Nicky Thompson, are going out to celebrate after getting into their chosen universities. - Credit: Archant

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.

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