College soars to 97% for students who achieve full range A-E grades

Whitby Community College A Level resuts
Whitby Community College A Level resuts

Whitby Community College students have achieved higher points than ever with 97% of pupils at the college achieving A* to E grades in their A Levels.

Grades were slightly up on last year when 96.4% of students achieved A* to E grades.

Teenagers achieving A* to B grades at A Level has also risen with 44% achieving the high grades this year compared to 40% last year.

Alison Dimbleby, director of sixth form at the college said: “We are delighted for all our students that the hard work which staff, parents and the students themselves have put in has paid off.

“However, real success is not measured only by those students who achieve A* grades, but also those students who achieve better grades than they were predicted. We are committed to adding value to every student’s achievement.”

Among the successes this year at the college was Chloe Hammond (18) from Sleights who got four A* grades in Biology, Chemistry, maths and Further Maths and will go on to study Natural Sciences at Cambridge. She said: “I don’t think it’s sunk in.”

Hannah Dawson (18) from Whitby achieved three A* grades in English Literature, English Language and History and will go to Leeds University to study History. “I cannot believe it,” she said. “I got myself really worked up that I hadn’t done well.”Head teacher Keith Prytherch added: “This set of results proves that if students are willing to put in the work required, success is just around the corner.

Students at Fyling Hall School in Robin Hood’s Bay were also celebrating their A Level results on Thursday.

The school’s Year 13 students achieved a 100% pass rate at A Level, 45% of those at A* or A grades, and the early signs are that every student has achieved the place they were aiming for at university.

Bartosz Barakonski is off to Cambridge to study engineering. Other successes include a student going to Bristol University to read medicine and another to read maths at Warwick.

Headmaster Paul Griffin said: “Our students worked incredibly hard last year, and we’re delighted that their efforts paid off and they are able to achieve their ambitions. For a small school, with only nine students in Year 13 this year, it’s wonderful to be sending students to Cambridge and other great universities. The teachers who worked so hard to support them are incredibly proud of all of them.”