Students across St Albans woke up in anticipation for their A-Level results on August 15, bringing their two years of intense education to an end, and their new future endeavours to a beginning.
St Albans School announced that over one quarter of entries, including the Extended Project Qualification, of Sixth Formers this year have been awarded the top A* grade.
39 candidates, more than one quarter of their entry, gained at least two A*s and 69 pupils gained at least one A*.
Jonathan Gillespie, headmaster of St Albans School, commented: “I am delighted to see the strong commitment, academic ability and hard work of our Sixth Formers, as well as the outstanding teaching the school prides itself upon, being rewarded in this year’s results.
“This is especially the case in this final year of the transition to the reformed A-Levels, which provide greater challenges than their predecessor qualifications. I congratulate our leavers on their achievements and wish them every success at university and beyond.”
Head of Sixth Form, Miss Gibbons, at Townsend Church of England School said: “We are pleased with our A-Level results this year and our students have worked hard to reach their individual potential.
“Many have gained places to university and others have decided to pursue apprenticeship and employment opportunities. As always, we are proud of all our students and wish them all the best for the next stage of their journey.”
Oaklands College took to their Twitter page to congratulate their A-Level pupils.
They wrote: “We are so incredibly proud of all of our A-Level students today on #ALevelsResultsDay”
St Albans High School for Girls are also celebrating successful A-Level results, with 90 per cent of pupils achieving A* to B grades and 97 per cent achieving A* to C grades.
Headmistress, Jenny Brown, said: “We congratulate our Year 13 leavers on their excellent A level results. We celebrate the hard work and talents of individual pupils and the warm commitment of the whole school community which supported them.
“It is a wonderful reflection of pupils’ potential. These strong and hardworking young women leave with minds trained on their next scholarly adventure and with all the energetic spirit and integrity that made them such a fun year group to work with.
“We wish them the very best of luck in the next stage of their education and lives.”
Beaumont School wrote on their Twitter page: “We’re celebrating superb A-Level results, which have led to record numbers of students achieving a place at a university of their choice.
“Well done and thank you to the students, parents and teachers who made this outstanding success possible.”