Successful year of A Level results despite difficulties created by lockdown

Students across Telford and Wrekin have been celebrating after receiving their A level results today.

Early indicators suggest that the borough continues to have a high proportion of students who have passed their ‘A’ Levels and other equivalent qualifications, demonstrating that the hard work undertaken by staff and students has been rewarded.

Telford College’s 7th Form has seen an overall 5% rise in pass rates this year, with 100% successes in several curriculum areas, including further maths, economics, sociology, media studies, film studies, and English literature.

The results are the first for students who have completed a full two-year study programme at Telford College’s new 7th Form, which blends traditional sixth form activities with direct links to universities, and partnerships with business mentors.

At Madeley Academy, results this year are similar to those last year, with a ‘B’ grade as the average ‘A’ Level grade and significantly positive value added from GCSE. They are particularly delighted that all students have a destination including two to study as doctors and one as a dentist. 

Holy Trinity Academy is celebrating 100% pass rate, with 59% of grades at A* to B, an improvement on last year’s results. They are delighted that the students have achieved the grades they have worked hard for and that they will all have their destinations of choice.

Newport Girls High School is delighted that the majority of students have secured places at their first or second choice of university including two Oxbridge students and a pleasing number with places at other top universities. They wish to congratulate all students and wish them well as they move onto the next stage in their education.

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Councillor Shirley Reynolds, Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Education, said: “I would like to congratulate pupils, staff, governors and parents on an excellent set of results and wish all pupils the best of luck with their future, whether they enter higher education or the world of work.

“It has been a very anxious time for young people and I am very pleased that the results generally are what was expected.

“This has been an ‘A’ Level year like no other. Students have had the most difficult time over their final months in school and we hope they have been rewarded with the grades they deserve. We wish them well in their future endeavours.”

Caption: Pupils at Telford College celebrating after receiving their results today.