Hucknall students celebrate A Level successes

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Students at the town’s two main schools all achieved at least their predicted grades, securing places at university and in other training.

Headteachers at both Holgate School and the National CofE Academy, which share a sixth form, said students had all achieved their required grades, and performance was slightly improved on 2012.

Wayne Barsby, headteacher at Holgate School, in Hillcrest Drive, told the Dispatch that students had done particularly well in Art, History and Media, with many students achieving A* to B grades.

He said: “We have got some very happy young people here today. Every student exceeded their target, which is excellent.”

Meanwhile at Hucknall National, in Annesley Road, many students also achieved top results, said principal John Edwards.

He said: “All students have achieved what they needed to get into their first choice university and we are very pleased with the A level results overall.

“The pass rate was 99.4 per cent, the average points score per student was up, and the majority of our students have achieved their first choice university.

“A Levels require a high level of commitment from students. They are demanding qualifications and can’t be completed without a lot of hard work and dedication. I would like to congratulate our young people on their excellent efforts.”

Pictured are National students Joseph Krogulec, James Overton, Ashley Gould, Danny Rose, and Olivia Swinscoe.

Joseph achieved BBC grades at A Level, while James got three A grades, Ashley scored AAB, Danny got BBC, and Olivia also got three A grades.

Another high flyer, who was not t the school to collect her results in person, was Hollie Beard, who achieved an amazing three A* grades at A Level.

Nobody was available from the Bulwell Academy, in Squires Avenue, to comment on how their students performed.

Nationally, there has been a fall in the number of A-levels awarded top grades for the second year in a row, after years of steady increases.

Around a quarter of entries (26.3 per cent) were given A or A* grades, a slight fall on 2012’s figure of 26.6 per cent.

Previously, the proportion getting top grades had risen year on year.

More than 300,000 teenagers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland found out their A Level results today, as universities compete to attract them.

The national breakdown of results shows the overall pass rate rose marginally - to 98.1 percent, as it has for around 30 years.

The results show that more students are opting to do A Levels in maths and science and there was a fall in students taking French and German.