Sidmouth College A-level students go above and beyond with 100 per cent exam pass rate
PUBLISHED: 12:45 16 August 2018 | UPDATED: 12:45 16 August 2018
There were tears, laughter, jumps for joy and proud parents walking the halls at Sidmouth College yesterday (Thursday), when the A-level students received their results.
An astounding 73 per cent of students achieved an A* to C grade, while 22 per cent got A to A* results.
A total of 49 per cent of pupils also received an A* to B grade.
And the overall pass rate, A* to E mark, was 100 per cent.
A large number of individuals did well and three particular students were highlighted for their exceptional results.
This included Pascal Bisson, who got A*, A*, B, Alice Dell, who was awarded an A*, A, A and Isabelle Reed, who achieved A*, A, A.
Isabelle Reed, 18, said: “I did better than I expected; my offer was A, A, B. I did lots of revision beforehand because I was doing maths and extended maths. For three months before the exams I was revising for five hours in school and around two hours at home. I plan to go to the University of Bristol to do a masters in maths, then I want to do a PhD in biochemical engineering and go into medical research.”
Alice Dell, 18, said: “I am very shocked. My offer was for three Bs. I’m going to university in Cardiff to do English.
“I think my parents are going to be really proud. My sister is really smart and did really well but now I can say I am smart too.”
Head girl Evie Seller, 18, achieved an A, B, B. She said: “I didn’t expect to do that well. I worked hard for the two years but I thought I messed up the exam.
“My parents are really happy. I want to go to do business management at university in Southampton.”
James Ingham-Hill, co-principal at the college, said: “This is an excellent set of results, which is testament to the hard work and commitment that this cohort has put into their studies.
“It is great to see the college students achieving a positive value-added score, meaning that students, on average, are achieving above their target grades.
“It is also fantastic that the average points score for students has increased from last year. They deserve their success.
“We wish all our departing students well as they move on to the next phase of their lives and hope that they continue to succeed in all that they do.”