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Dartford Grammar School for Girls is delighted with its students’ record breaking A-Level results.
75 per cent of all grades were A*-B and 39 per cent were at A* or A. Every subject obtained a 100 per cent pass rate.
Several star performers achieved three A*s and will continue their studies at university.
These include Annabel Wood, who will study at Oxford, Emily White, who has secured a place at Cambridge, Sarah Nicholson, who will study at UCL and Natasha Hudson, who will read Pharmacy at Nottingham.
(Pictured: Dartford Grammar School pupils celebrate.)
The girls of Sydenham High School have maintained a 100 per cent pass rate at A-level.
For the second consecutive year Sydenham High School has seen an increase in the number of students gaining top grades at A-level, along with its consistent 100 per cent pass rate.
78 per cent of Sydenham High girls achieved A* to B grades, versus 72 per cent in 2012, with over a third securing A* or A in their subjects.
There was also celebration for confirmed university places for the girls taking courses ranging from medicine, physiotherapy and environmental science to law, history, politics and psychology as well as a clutch of places on prestigious art foundation courses.
Kathryn Pullen, Sydenham High’s Headteacher, said: "Our girls have once again achieved great results and we are very proud of them.
"They have had the determination to succeed and will surely continue to further success in their chosen career paths."
Townley Grammar School celebrates as 66 per cent of its students achieve A*-B grades and 34 per cent achieve A*-A grades.
Star performers include Chloe Baker and Sarah Hitchcock, who both attained three A*s, and Emily Morgan, Molly McDonald and Hannah Okorafor who have all secured places at Oxbridge.
Headteacher Mr Deehan said: “We are extremely proud of all our students whose results reflect the hard work and commitment that each one has invested into their studies.”
The first set of sixth form results are in at Harris Academy Greenwich (HAG).
A spokesman said: " In Year 13 running just the one high profile Sport course students achieved 83 per cent "A" grade and distinction grades. A brilliant effort and achievement for staff and students and the vast majority of pupils are now off to good Universities to continue studying Sport at degree level. The Year 13 students have been excellent role models for the academy and fully deserve their success, we wish them well.
"In Year 12 with a much bigger and challenging curriculum covering a full range of A levels we achieved some very positive results at the half way stage recording a 67% A to C grade passes with 100% pass rate at A to E grade. Against national comparisons for Year 12 this reflects very positively and again illustrates the tremendous improvements that HAG has made in the last couple of years.
"The Year 12 students with staff have shown excellent commitment in earning these results. We now will be making sure these are converted at the end of Year 13.
"With the sixth form September 2013 doubling in size in terms of pupil numbers with an expansive curriculum covering twenty five courses we will build on this early success to make sure the sixth form is an outstanding provision for the local community."
There were shouts of delight and tears of joy from the students at Sydenham and Forest Hill’s Sixth Form today where there was a 99 per cent pass rate.
Nearly 50 per cent of grades were A*, A or B grades and more than three quarters were grade C or above.
Alice Kerr (below) and Olivia Scott-Berry reaching their personal goals of four A * grades and they have received offers from Bristol and Cambridge respectively.
Natalie McAndrew D’Souza (below) with three A* grades will be reading Physics at Manchester University.
Zafir Emin will be reading International Relations at the University of Essex.
Sophie Back with an A* and two As will be reading History at University College London (UCL).
Asad Malik is going on to read Medicine at Kings College London and
Bhavin Jethwa gained two A*s, A and B and will be reading Maths at Warwick.
Bexleyheath Academy announces its best ever A-Level results.
27 per cent of students gained A*-A grades and 43 per cent attained A*-B grades.
University candidates John Smallridge and Ellie Lynch have secured their places at UCL and Surrey University respectively.
A number of students have been offered places on college leaver programmes, including the Barclays Retail Development Programme and programmes run by Wilmott Dixon and Laing O’Rourke.
Carl Wakefield, principal of Bexleyheath Academy, said: “Our results have improved once again this year.
“I am very proud of our students and staff as their hard work and dedication combined with their natural talent has brought about these just rewards.”
Students at Bellerbys College in greenwich managed to get an A* or A in half of their A Levels. The overall pass rate was 97 per cent.
Principal Andy Quin said: "We are delighted that our students have done so well once again.
"As a non-selective school with students taking A Level exams in their second or even third language, this is testament to the hard work put in by our students and the excellent teaching and support they receive from our staff."
At St Dunstan's College it was a record-breaking day with a pass rate of 100 per cent, 58.2 per cent of which were awarded an A* or A grade.
A fifth of the A Level students were awarded all A* or A grades
And top students Nathan Beardsworth and Gregory Burr each achieved four A* grades at A Level and 2 A grades at AS Level. Both will study Mathematics at Cambridge and Durham respectively.
Headmistress Jane Davies said: "Entry to university is becoming more competitive than ever.
"We are delighted with the record breaking performance of our students in a year when top grades have dropped nationally.
"Today, students and staff have been celebrating the culmination of all their hard work.
"I am very proud of them all and wish our newest Old Dunstonians every success in their future studies and beyond."
Class of 2013 rightly celebrating excellent results again this year as they received their A level results this morning #examresults— @bromleyhs 15 August 2013
Congratulations to our A-Level students who achieved the school's best ever results this year. Well done to all.— @HayesSecondary 15 August 2013
Students at Eltham College, Mottingham, are celebrating record of A-Level results today, between them achieving 73% A* and A grades.
It was also the school’s second highest year of A* to B grades, with 91.7% of results at this standard.
Star performers were Aakash Desai (left) and Louis Colquhoun (right) who both achieved four A* grades each. Aakash will read Mathematics at Warwick University and Louis go to Downing College, Cambridge University, to read Natural Sciences.
Headmaster Paul Henderson said: "We are immensely proud of our Sixth Formers and the amount of hard work that they have done to achieve these grades.
"They have been supported by a fantastic team of teachers whose careful advice and guidance has allowed them to achieve the grades they require for the courses they wish to pursue."
Students at Hayes School in Bromley have achieved the school’s best ever exam results at A-Level.
Alice Oyewole, 18, and Azeet Batunde, 18, celebrate their results with head of sixth form at Cleeve Park School, Sidcup, Don Blaylock.
Gravesend Grammar School students have achieved 100 per cent A*-C grades with almost 30 per cent of grades at A/A*. Notably, two boys attained four A*s.
Headteacher Mr Wybar said: “We are very pleased with this year’s A2 results.
“A number of students absolutely excelled themselves and I give great credit to them, their families and their teachers.
“Good results are about hard work.”
Congratulations to Tinashe Dingwinza, a student from Belvedere, who has achieved A Level results of A*A*AB in Maths, Further Maths, Economics and Physics respectively.
Tinashe studied at the DLD College in Marylebone, London and is planning to continue his studies in Mathematics at Warwick University.
He said: “It has been 18 months of incredibly hard work but my grades are the perfect way to bring my time at the college to an unforgettable end.
“Everyone at DLD College has really supported and guided me during my time here and I am extremely thankful for that.”
This year, students at DLD College have achieved results well above the national average.
Principal Rachel Borland added: “Tinashe’s success is testament to all the hard work he has put into his studies.
“I wish him all the very best for the future."
(Pictured: Tinashe outside DLD College.)
Beths Grammar School is delighted with a record achievement of 29 students gaining at least three A*/A grades. Overall, 59 per cent of results achieved were A* to B.
Well done to Jamie Chang, who attained four A*s and one A and to Micheal Wheatley and Alex Kane who both gained three A*s and one A.
Headteacher Mr Skinner said he was delighted with this year’s results and congratulated all the students on their excellent achievement.
(Pictured: High achieving students from Beths Grammar School.)
Erith School is celebrating outstanding A-Level and BTEC results.
Its sixth form students have achieved a 100 per cent pass rate with 74 per cent of grades at A*-C.
Many students gained excellent results in combining A Levels and applied courses including Alice Geary and Victoria Geary who both attained A grades in art and graphics in addition to a distinction in IT.
Congratulations also to Niall McLean for his achievement of ABB in psychology, maths and biology respectively.
Headteacher Brian Lloyd said: “This is an excellent set of results and I am extremely pleased for all students concerned.
“It is the culmination of a great deal of hard work.
“I should like to thank everybody for the part they played in bringing about this tremendous success.”
RT @Mayor_Of_Bexley: she did it, she did it, my daughter Beth has got into Nottingham University, so proud— @BexleyTots 15 August 2013
Crown Woods College are celebrating a significant increase in A Level result outcomes, with 100 per cent of students achieving A*-C grades.
Forty per cent of students achieved grades A*-B and 70* A* to C.
Principal Michael Murphy said: “The well deserved success of our students reflects their hard work and determination and the quality of teaching by our staff led by Maurice Hartnett Head of Post 16.”
A particular well done to these four students: Rebecca French, who achieved AAB, Joe Cocks, who achieved ABB, Tyler Rushbrook, with AAB and Nadine James who got ABBC.
At Plumstead Manor, students gathered early at the Frank Lerner Centre, the new Sixth Form base, to collect their envelopes and find out their results.
And, with a 99 per cent pass rate at A level and 81 per cent of grades at A*-C, there was lots to celebrate.
For the fourth year running Maths gained A* grades with A* in Further Maths, Psychology, English Literature and Arabic.
High achievers included Anu Oloruntola, who got two A*s and an A to get a place on Nottingham's Maths course.
Headteacher Sue Flanagan said: "It's great to see our students celebrating their success and knowing that they are ready to embark on the next stage of their life.
"Our students have been accepted at top universities and colleges, some are ready to go into apprenticeships, employment or are already working.
"They and their teachers, supported by their families, have worked together to achieve this. I am extremely proud of them and wish them well in their future."
Students at The John Roan School acheived a 98 per cent pass rate this year.
Headteacher Des Malone said: "We are immensely proud of our 300 years of providing high quality education to our community and we value and care about every student who comes to our school.
"We have high expectations and challenge our students to aspire to the highest levels of achievement, developing their individual talents, abilities and understanding to their full potential.
"We encourage an extremely close partnership between students, parents and staff which ensures students are happy and successful."
Smiles beamed at Blackheath High School as A Level students eagerly opened their much anticipated results. The school saw an increase in A*-B grades with 73 per cent being attained this year.
Buffy Eldridge-Thomas attained three A* grades (Biology, Chemistry and Maths) plus an A* and A at AS whilst also finding time to be a member of the school’s successful Debating Team, to complete her Duke of Edinburgh Gold award and her Extended Project Qualification which has been published in ‘PLOS One’ – arguably the preeminent online science journal.
Joining her in celebration was Lata Nobes, who is delighted to be reading Music at Oxford University, having been awarded a prestigious Choral Scholarship after attaining A*, A and A grades.
Headteacher Mrs Laws said: "I am delighted with our results and congratulate the girls who have worked so hard.
"Our girls achieved excellent A Level grades in all subjects, including sciences and maths, gaining places at prestigious universities to read a hugely diverse range of subjects.
"At Blackheath High, each pupil is inspired to ‘aim high’ in all that they do, academically and otherwise and is given all of the opportunities they need to fulfil their potential."
Corelli College are celebrating a rise in A-Level results, following an 11 per cent increase in A*/A grades and a 13 per cent increase on A*-B grades and an overall pass rate of 99.3 per cent.
Some of the most notable achievements came from students: Billy Beswick, who achieved A*/A*/A, and got into Oxford University, Becky Grenville, who got A/A/A, Tanjiah Islam, who got A/A/B, and Merline Muthukumar, who achieved A/A/A/A.
Vice Principal Sharon Humphrey said: "I am extremely proud of all of our 6th form students and wish them the very best in their next steps and future careers, and I want to thank all of the staff for their dedication and commitment to creating and supporting all of our students’ life chances."
Meopham School celebrates 100 per cent pass rate at A-Level and an average achievement of three C grades.
Student Diljit Boora, who achieved a grade B in maths, starred distinction in his BTEC Diploma in Sport and a C in Biology said: “I feel like I have smashed through a brick wall now that I have got these results.”
Head of school, Matthew Munro, said: “The school has made enormous progress which is reflected in these very encouraging results.
“Meopham School is well on its way to becoming the outstanding school which our pupils deserve.”
Jackie Hoskins, head of sixth form, added: “It has been wonderful to see so many students jumping for joy, having achieved and exceeded the grades the needed.”
Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School achieves its best ever A-Level results with 70 per cent of grades awarded at A*-B.
Headteacher Mr Nigel Walker said: “These excellent results reflect the very hard work of students and staff and I am delighted for all concerned.”
Django Copus, aged 18, collected AAB for maths, chemistry and physics at Bromley College.
Mr Copus (pictured on the left of the picture) said: “I’m really happy with my results. It’s been a lot of hard work, but totally worth it. I’m now going on to study chemical physics at Sheffield University.”
Bromley College student Alex Goodman is taking a well earned rest after getting straight As in chemistry, biology and psychology.
The 20-year-old (pictured on the right of the picture) said: “I’m really pleased with my results.
“I’m taking a year out now before starting a degree in medicine, which I hope will be at King’s College.
“I’m aiming to become a consultant specialising in A&E.”
Students at Charles Darwin School in Jail Lane, Biggin Hill, are celebrating record A Level Results.
A total of 100 students took A2 examinations this summer across a broad range of subjects.
The school maintained its overall pass rate of 99 per cent, with record breaking figures of 81% gaining grades A*to C, 50 per cent of students achieved A* to B grades and 24 per cent gained A* or A grades.
Chloe Papandreou gained A*AA and a place at York University studying English Literature; Bobbi Quinn gained AAA and will be studying English Literature at Reading.
Other notable performances included; Mollie Coomber A*A*A; Matt Green A*AA and B; William Buswell Campbell A*AA and B; Georgina Gray A*AB; Tom White AAB; Greg Woods AAB, and Nick Walpole ABB.
Headteacher Sunil Chotai said: “The results received today build on the successes of previous years and are a tribute to the dedicated hard work and commitment of both students and teaching staff.”
“This has been a wonderful year for us at the school. The results just round off a year of exceptional progress; we have moved forward in leaps and bounds during this year in so many of our focus areas.”
Amy King’s results of an A in Biology, A in Chemistry and B in Physics mean she can go to her first choice university, the University of Greenwich.
The 22-year-old Bromley College student (pictured above) said: “I really didn’t know what grades I was going to get today but I’m over the moon.
“It means I can now start my masters in chemistry at my first choice university.
“When I finish my masters I hope to become a chemistry teacher.
“Science is my passion and I’ve just started my own science organisation with the aim of inspiring more girls to get into science and technology.
“I’ve absolutely loved my time at Bromley College and I’m going to miss everyone here who’s helped me along the way.”
Bromley College is celebrating the success of its A Level students this morning.
There was an air of excitement at the Orpington Campus as students waited to collect their results.
The college’s 119 A Level students achieved an overall pass rate of 96 per cent.
A total of six A Level subjects achieved a 100 per cent pass rate: chemistry, economics, English literature, film studies, physics and psychology.
A Bromley College spokeswoman said: “These strong results are testament to Bromley College's academic reputation and record of excellent support for students.”
Carys Mangan, from Langley Park School for Girls, who gained 4 A* grades.
Woolwich Polytechnic Sixth Form has been celebrating, along with students and parents, the best A Level grades in the school’s 100 year history.
They have exceeded national A-Level averages with an outstanding 100 per cent pass rate and 81 per cent of students achieving grades A*-C.
Students such as Abhay Shreshta, who achieved A*/A/A/A, and Sheshang Tawa, who achieved A*/A*/A/B, got into their first choice university along with many other students from the school.
Co-head teachers Mr Bryon Park and Mr Tim Plumb were both very happy about these results. Mr Plumb said: “This is a significant set of results for The Poly and for the Royal Borough of Greenwich. Our aim has always been to give our students a world-class education and these results are a testament to the continued academic excellence in which we pride ourselves at The Poly.
“We are delighted that, only a few weeks after Oxford and Cambridge universities delivered a seminar at our school, so many students have gained places, or are on course for places, at the best universities in the country.”
Joyous scenes at Prendergast Hilly Fields College...
Pupils from Langley Park School for Girls celebrate their results.
Bullers Wood School pupils are celebrating their A Level results.
Mayfield Grammar School’s A-Level students achieve 81.36 per cent of grades at A*-C and 21.3 per cent at A*-A.
Congratulations to Bethany Rolf and Tiernee McCall who attained A*A*A and A*AAB respectively.
Elaine Wilson, headteacher of the school in Gravesend, said: “These excellent results are testament to the hard work and commitment of all our students together with the high quality teaching they receive at school.
“I would like to congratulate our students and staff and wish our students every success in the future.”
The school received an ‘outstanding’ Ofsted report in June this year
Farringtons School in Chislehurst announces ‘fantastic results.’
The pass rate at A*-E was 100 per cent with 77 per cent of grades at A*-C.
The school celebrated achievements of overseas students, including Patricia Li from China who attained three As and one A* and head boy, Ken Yu, from Jamaica who gained two As and one A*.
Other high achievers include Lydia Allison who passed with three As and Felicity Cliffe whose A*ABB gained her a scholarship at Trinity College.
Headteacher Mrs James said: “At Farringtons every student is given the opportunity and individual support needed to enable them to attain fantastic results.
“I am so proud of each and every one of them.”
Students and staff at Bullers Wood School in Chislehurst are celebrating after opening this year’s A Level results.
Sixty-six per cent of all A Levels taken were passed with grades A* to B and 90 per cent were passed with grades A to C.
The overall pass rate was 99.53 per cent and 61 per cent gained at least one A grade or above.
Forty-one per cent of all exams were passed at A* or A.
At Haberdashers’ Aske’s Hatcham College in New Cross, 180 students sat a total of 525 exams of which 30 per cent achieved an A and two Bs.
Five students have Oxbridge places confirmed and one is off to read medicine at Imperial College.
Principal Declan Jones said: "Students and staff have worked exceptionally hard this year to achieve an excellent set of results which will enable them to progress to their chosen universities or next level of higher education.
"These results could not have been achieved without the dedication of the teaching staff and the support of the parent body."
Langley Park School for Girls in Beckenham has maintained its A-level pass rate of 98.4 per cent, with nearly half of its 561 entries achieving A* to B grades including 23 per cent of grades at A* and A.
The school performed particularly well in Biology, where nearly 40 per cent of entries attained A* or A grades.
The school's head teacher Dr Anne Hudson said: "These are very pleasing results for our students and for the school.
"They have been achieved against alterations to the boundaries for top marks so to deliver consistent year on year results is a real achievement.
"Some students deserve particular mention - Carys Mangan, who gained 4 A* grades; Katrina Mann and Ben Thomas, both with 2A* and 2A grades; Roisin Wheble with 3As and an A*; and Sophie Gresham with 2A* and one A grade."
#Alevels results day today, who's celebrating?— @intuBromley 15 August 2013
To everyone receiving their results today a massive good luck!! Celebrate hard no matter what the grades ;) x x E x— @Ella__Henderson 15 August 2013
Blackfen School for Girls in Sidcup has achieved a 98 per cent pass rate with 60 per cent of grades at A*- C.
Well done to their highest achiever, Natasha Adkins, who received A*AAAB grades.
Headteacher Matthew Brown said: “I am extremely proud of the achievements of our students.
“They have worked very hard and shown a real commitment to their studies over the last two years.
“I wish them every success in the future."
For students who do not get the grades they want, all is not lost.
The process of university clearing gives many youngsters another chance to find a place to study if their grades are not as good as those required.
Get busy on the phone today and you may well have a university place by the weekend.
Change is coming! According to government plans, from 2015, the AS Level grade will no longer count towards the final grade. All exams will be taken at the end of the second year - a daunting prospect for future A-Level students.
@BexleyheathA good luck everyone, and remember if you don't get the grades, there are plenty of options, stay focused!— @TheFitzie 14 August 2013
11:01am Thu 15 Aug 13
Just been into the school where I work. Lots of happy kids off on new adventures. They have deserved their success and I wish them all the luck in the world
Let’s hope that no matter how disappointed some students may be today it will not be enough for them to fake their own kidnapping, as done by one young man.
In May, the Daily Mail reported how after receiving an F in English at Georgia Gwinnett College, Aftab Aslam, 19, fled from home under the pretence that he had been abducted.
He sent his parents a text supposedly from his abductors, warning them not to call the police.
Following eight days camping in an open field, he returned home.
Would the relief of his return stop his parents being angry about his grade?
Probably not, as under cross-examination he admitted the truth and was charged with three felony counts of false statements, tampering with evidence and terroristic threats.
What NOT to do if you don’t get the grades you hoped for!
Blackheath Bluecoat Church of England School, which is facing closure, saw its A Level results improve this year.
Half of its results were A* to C grades, up from 17 per cent last year, while 20 per cent were A* to B.
Curtis Gyasi acheived an A* and three Bs, Jacob Ujanga had two As and a B, while Abolani Salvadore and Sizen Basnet also excelled.
In their Level 3 BTEC Business courses, five students acheived a double distinction - Opiyemi Kehinde, Geofrey Nyika, Akiwola Obamakinwa, Ezxekial Olalaye and Taiwo Adeleke.
Headteacher Barnaby Ash said: "We are delighted that our students’ hard work has paid off. One of our main aims is to help our Sixth Form students enrol onto the courses of their choice at the university of their choice and it is very pleasing that for the overwhelming majority of our students, this is the case."
He aded: "All of the students, staff and governors are rightly proud that the Sixth Form closes in August 2014 (as part of the phased closure of the school enforced by Greenwich Council) with a legacy of success the school community can be proud of."
A Level results out today! Good luck everyone. Thinking of your next step? Give our Clearing Hotline a call on 01689 899053 #UniClearing2013— @BromleyCollege 15 August 2013
Bromley High students Zoe Turner and Lizzy Morrison enjoy a champagne breakfast.
Girls vs Boys:
Level pegging this year as although girls are more likely to perform better when A*s an As are grouped together, 7.9 per cent of boys achieved an A* compared with 7.4 per cent of girls.
Sciences vs Languages:
More students are taking A-Levels in maths and science. Economics saw entries rise by a huge 7.4 per cent whereas French and German entries fell by 10 per cent and 11 per cent respectively. However, Spanish has seen entries increase by 4 per cent so there is hope for languages yet.
Universities minister David Willetts says it's "perfectly legitimate" for universities to allow students from poor schools to be admitted with lower A-Level grades than better-performing pupils with more advantaged backgrounds.
He added: "The crucial thing about this is it's a waste of talent."
However, with research suggesting a university degree will be required by only one of the top nine occupations expected to create the most jobs this decade, some people are asking whether it is really necessary for more than 50 per cent of students to go to university?
Results are in from Newstead Wood School, Orpington, of which 16 per cent of grades are A*, 49 per cent of grades are A* or A, 81 per cent of grades are A*, A or B and 94 per cent of grades are A* to C.
64 per cent of students gained A*, A or B in every subject and 30 per cent of students gained A*/A grades in all of their subjects.
7 students have secured places at Oxbridge.
Head teacher Elizabeth Allen said: "These are outstanding results for students who deserve their success.
"They have had the benefit of expert guidance from their dedicated teachers and the valued support of their parents.
"All of them can celebrate!"
Pupils and staff from Prendergast Hilly Fields College in Adelaide Avenue, Brockley, celebrate results day.
Bromley High girls Christina Garbi, Katie Melling, Hattie Lowers, Anna Penson, Emma Tanner and Charlotte Colegate with their results.
Charlotte Colegate, centre Anna Penson and Emma Tanner celebrate their A-level results at Bromley High.
Reforms mean there is now no upper-limit to how many top-performing pupils universities can accept.
So far, more than 380,000 students have secured a place at university.
It is expected that more than half of A-Level students across the country will choose to go to university.
Bromley High girls are enjoying a deserved champagne breakfast as they celebrate their results.
53 per cent of grades at the school were A and A*, with 84 per cent graded A* to B.
27 per cent of pupils scored only A and A* grades.
Three subjects, Classical Civilisation, Design Technology and ICT, scored 100 per cent A* and A grades
A statement from the school said: "We are delighted that our leavers are heading to some great university courses both at home and overseas, including Architecture, Medicine, Pharmacy, Acoustics, Mathematics, Ancient History and English.
"Special congratulations to Frankie Evans who is heading off to Oxford to study English and Spanish and to Lucy Bubbers, Chloe Bunting, Charlotte Hitchens, Hannah Fowler, Hattie Lowers, Claire Norton, Elizabeth Oliver, Anna Penson, Catherine Pope, Lucy Roche, Sophie Simpson, Kate Sylvester, Emma Tanner, Emily Thomas and Fran Waters, all of whom scored at least 3 A grades across their subjects."
Head Louise Simpson said: "Yet again our girls show us what hard work, commitment and dedication can do.
"We are delighted that the girls’ efforts have been rewarded with some brilliant grades and, more importantly, with the grades needed to move on to the universities of their choice.
"The girls have benefited enormously from the support and encouragement of family and friends and the fabulous teachers who have helped them to achieve their aims.
"We wish them every happiness today and for the future and raise our glasses to their success!"
Results for St Olave's Grammer School in Orpington have come in, with headmaster Aydın Önaç telling News Shopper: "Once again we are delighted with our students’ performance, showing 93 per cent of results at A*-B grades.
"A total of 50 students achieved the required grades to take up their Oxbridge or Medical places (25 Oxbridge and 25 Medical).
"25 students gained 3 or more A* grades; 10 students gained 4 A* grades.
"I am particularly pleased with the consistency of performance at the school, which now shows an average of almost 95 per cent A*-B grades over the last 4 years.
"It is also pleasing to note that the AS level results were the best ever with 87 per cent at A or B grade.
"Congratulations to all of the students, most of whom will be going on to Russell Group University places."
THE proportion of A-levels awarded at least an A grade has fallen for the second year in a row, official figures have showed.
In total, 26.3 per cent of entries scored an A or A* this year, down from last year’s 26.6 per cent - a drop of 0.3%.
It is believed to be the second biggest fall in the history of A-levels.
The A*-A pass rate fell for the first time in more than 20 years last year.
RT @bbc5live: Universities minister David Willetts: 'It's looking like more A-level students have got their first university choice than ev…— @Mobile_Reportz 15 August 2013
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Around 300,000 students in England, Wales and Northern Ireland will be nervously heading to schools and colleges this morning to pick up their grades.
For many, success in the exams will mean a prized place at university, an apprenticeship or other training scheme, while those who achieved less than expected are likely to be considering their options.
Last summer, the proportion of A-levels scoring at least an A grade fell for the first time in more than 20 years.
Official figures for 2012 showed that 26.6 per cent of the exams were given an A or A*, down from 27 per cent in 2011 - a record drop of 0.4 per cent.
Around one in 12 (7.9 per cent) exams were given an A* grade, down from 8.2 per cent in 2011, while 76.6 per cent of entries got at least a C grade, up from 76.2 per cent the year before.
One education expert has predicted that there could be a slight rise in results this year.
Professor Alan Smithers, director of the Centre for Education and Employment Research at Buckingham University, said it was difficult to say what the pass rates would be this year, but that it was possible the A* - C results could go up by tenths of a per cent.
''The more practically-minded in the past may have been encouraged to take A-levels, and haven't done well," he said.
"Now they're transferring to practical qualifications and that could affect the overall pass rate."
It has been suggested by others that an increased focus on traditional subjects, such as maths and science, could fuel a slight drop, as youngsters who may not have considered taking these subjects in the past, and may not be as strong in them, are now opting for the courses to help their chances of securing a university place.
Tens of thousands of would-be undergraduates without a university place are likely enter the clearing process - which matches them with courses that have vacancies.
Last year, a record 55,700 people accepted places through clearing, up 8.9 per cent on the year before. And 1,300 applications were accepted through the ''adjustment'' system - more than double the previous year.
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