Students celebrate A-level results
SUCCESSFUL A-level students across the borough are celebrating their results.
Ormskirk School’s sixth form college saw its highest proportion of A* to B grades ever, with 54% of entries awarded A* to B.
Martin Kerridge headteacher at Ormskirk school said: “I am delighted that the hard work of students and staff has been rewarded with fantastic results.
“All at the college are very proud that the determination and effort of the students has seen outstanding achievement, resulting in an average grade per entry of B.
“This year we have achieved the highest proportion of A* to B grades ever, with 54% of entries awarded A* to B. Our excellence in applied/vocational courses has also continued, with 75% of entries awarded the highest possible Distinction* grade.
“These results further build on the improvements seen in previous years. These achievements allow our students to follow the path of their choice, whether that be into higher education, apprenticeships or other further training.
“A significant number of our students will now progress to top universities and we are able to celebrate some exceptional individual performances, such as the achievement of Grace Houghton who secured four A* grades in her A Level studies.
“We believe our Sixth Form College provides a wonderful opportunity for students to truly fulfil their potential in a caring and vibrant community.”
Rainford High, which take pupils from the borough, achieved a 98% A Level pass rate, with a record 45% securing A* to B and a 100% BTEC pass rate. This makes the percentage of students achieving Level 3 qualification passes at A* to B or Distinction* to Merit 55% the highest in the school’s history.
Overall 77% of King George V students in Southport, which also takes pupils from West Lancashire, achieved high grades and the college’s overall A Level pass rate is an impressive 99%, with 30 subject areas achieving 100% high grades. At the college 66% of students gained at least one A* or A grade.
The college also received a 100% pass rate for BTEC Advanced Level Extended Diplomas with 90% of these at Distinction grade or above.
A total of 120 A Level students at Winstanley College, which takes pupils from West Lancashire, got three or more As or A*s. Their overall pass rate was 99.6% and 33.8% achieved A/A* grades, way above the national average of 26.3%.