It’s been another outstanding year, in fact the best ever, for A Level results at Samuel Ward Academy in Haverhill, where 100 per cent of students passed at A* to E.
Not only that, but the a staggering 56% of all A level entries were A* to B grades, 79 per cent were A* to C, 80 per cent of students achieved A* to B grades maths and 79 per cent did likewise in English Literature, with three gaining the highest A* grades.
To achieve A* grades, students need to realise 90% percent on all of their A2 units. In Geography, 75 per cent achieved the highest grades, 73 per cent did so in Media studies, 67 per cent in history and 55 per cent in sociology. Other subjects did well also.
Among the many who did well was Jacob Simmons, from Haverhill, who got an A* in English literature and history and a B in maths and is now off to the UEA in Norwich to read history.
The 18-year-old, who received an unconditional offer from the university, said: “I’m very pleased with them. They are about what I was hoping for.
“When I found out I had an unconditional offer I wanted to prove to myself I could do it (get above the grades they could have asked for) without the unconditional and I’m very pleased with how I’ve done.”
For the full report, with more photos, buy next Thursday’s Haverhill Echo.