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By Gary Smee 16/08 Updated: 16/08 15:13
WEEKS of anxious waiting was finally over for hundreds of A-Level students as they picked up their results yesterday (Thursday).
After months of hard-work pupils at the three Vale high schools found out whether or not they had made the grade for their chosen university or career path.
At Pershore High School 119 students took exams and 99.5 per cent achieved an A* to E grade.
The A* to C grade pass rate was 77 per cent and 51.7 per cent attained a B grade or higher. The average point score of each candidate was 818.7.
Outstanding performers included Laura Denning (3 A*s), Jack Capel-Shyu and Joshua Carr (2 A* and 2 A grades), Emma Chippendale and Olivia Harbridge (1 A* and 3 As), Megan Chitty, Rosemary Hawthorn and Kate Rawlings (2 A* and 1 A), Henry Mallinson (2 A*, 1 A, 1 B) and Edward Surman (3 A and 1 B).
Achieving 3 A grades were Gemma Bilboe, Chloe Bitcon, Jaeren Coathup, Matthew Hancock, Joshua Hart, Matthew Humphrey and Harry Rouse.
Headteacher Clive Corbett thanked all students on their dedication and commitment that enabled them to achieve such a good set of results and also the efforts of the sixth form team led by Jason Howell.
"The continued high performance of our Sixth Form students is something that I am proud to acknowledge.
"I would like to offer them my best wishes in their future endeavours."
At Evesham High School all students achieved at least two or more A level qualification passes and 66 per cent achieved passes at A* to C grades.
Phil Humphreys, deputy headteacher at the Four Pools Road school said: "The school is proud to celebrate the diversity and hard work of all our students, with one achieving the grades to commence a course at Oxford University, whilst others will take up places at other universities across the country.
"These successes represent a great reward for the hard working students, staff and families associated with Evesham High School."
At Prince Henry's High School the overall pass rate was 99.76 per cent with 57 per cent of students achieving either an A*, A or B grade and the average points score per pupil was 861.
Helen Wood, assistant headteacher, said: "We are absolutely delighted with the achievements of all our students, they deserve real credit for the hard work they have put in with their teachers over the last two years.
"We are pleased to be bucking the national trend with our increase in A* grades but even more importantly we are delighted to see so many of our students going on to worthwhile courses at university or on to employment."
The school's best achievers were Nick Waller who got A*s in Chemistry, Maths, Further Maths, and Physics and an A in Economics and is now going to read Chemical Engineering at Churchill College Cambridge.
Elizabeth Sandham achieved A*s in Biology, Chemistry, French and Maths and is also going to Churchill College Cambridge to study Natural Sciences.
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