Pocklington students celebrate A-level results

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Students in Pocklington are celebrating their school’s “best individual results ever”.

At Woldgate College sixth form, students were celebrating this morning as the school all students at the school received at least one A* to C grade.

The school has seen its “best individual results ever” with 36 per cent of students achieving an A* or A grade and 85 per cent achieving an A* to B grade.

Headteacher Jonathan Britton said: “We are very proud of our Sixth Form students who have demonstrated the dedication and hard work to achieve their desired outcomes and lay a strong foundation for further study at university, employment or an apprenticeship.

“Results such as these are only possible due to the combination of determination and commitment of students, dedication of staff in delivering high quality teaching and the support of parents to ensure our young people are cared for, supported and challenged to do their very best.

“It is this partnership that enables our young adults to excel in their studies.”

Student Alice Bourne said: “I’d like to say a massive thank you to all the teachers and to everyone who has supported us.

“I was relieved this morning, I’ve done better than I thought.”

This year the sixth form has seen a record number of students achieve an A* to A grade.

Katy Lawson, head of Woldgate Sixth Form College, said: “It has been a genuine privilege to work with each and every student as they have progressed through the Sixth Form; they are a wonderful group of incredibly talented and hard-working young people.”

Students at Pocklington School were also celebrating. Among the top performers was George Heywood who achieved three A* in maths, further maths and physics as well as an A in politics.

“I was over the moon when I opened my results this morning, I hadn’t expected to do this well,” he said.

George is heading to Oxford in September to studying engineering,

The high A level grades have been maintained at the school with students achieving 37.5% of grades at A* to A and 23% of the year group achieving 3 A grades or above.

Mark Ronan, headmaster, said: “I am delighted this is such a successful year for students going on to study at university including Cambridge and Oxford. They should be very proud of what they have achieved during their time at Pocklington School.

“The excellent results at A and above reflects the extraordinary breadth of ability and talent among our students.

“I am proud of the success that all our students of all abilities have achieved this year and congratulate them and the teachers who have supported them. We have a strong tradition of nurturing individual talent so each student can reach their full potential, both academically and outside the classroom, to prepare them to go forward and make their mark in the world when they leave school.”