Ely schools celebrate record A Level success

STUDENTS from Ely schools celebrated record A Level success today (Thursday), mirroring the national trend towards higher results. Concerns about falling standards did not mar the day for overjoyed youngsters at City of Ely Community College and King s Sc

STUDENTS from Ely schools celebrated record A Level success today (Thursday), mirroring the national trend towards higher results.

Concerns about falling standards did not mar the day for overjoyed youngsters at City of Ely Community College and King's School, Ely, many of whom have secured places at their chosen universities.

Head teacher at King's, Sue Freestone, said: "We are delighted with these results. They reflect years of hard work from a group of committed young people.

"They are a credit to themselves and to the school and we are very proud of them."


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One in six students at the school achieved A grades in their three principal A-level subjects.

Ely Community College continued its A Level success with a 98 per cent pass rate, with 55 per cent of pupils achieving grades A-C.

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Director of the sixth form college, Mark Sirot-Smith, said: "Everyone who had a university offer has got a place - we are very pleased with the results and everyone worked extremely hard.

# Pictured are Emily Ryder, who will goto Herts to do Media Technology, Kayleigh Vinall, who will goto Chelmsford to do Nursing, and Ashley Hugel, who will goto Herts to do English and Journalism.

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