A-level results: Frances Bardsley Academy in Romford marks ‘best results in school’s history’
PUBLISHED: 10:05 16 August 2018 | UPDATED: 11:45 16 August 2018
eFrances Bardsley Academy in Romford has woken up this morning to record-breaking A-level results that have been dubbed “the best in the school’s history”.
The all-girls school in Brentwood Road saw not a single student given an F grade.
Wesley Menlove, the academy’s vice principal, told the Recorder: “We got the best A-level results in the school’s history, with nearly 50pc all passes being over grade B or above and every student who sat an exam passed with A* to E.
“We’re very pleased with the results and with the hard work and commitment from the hard working teachers and students. “
Bethan Donovan, 18, received A*AA in maths, psychology and physics.
She said: “I wasnt expecting to get A*BC so I’m really happy. It means that I went above the entry requirements and that I’m not as bad at physics as I thought.
“I didn’t sleep last night so I’m going to go home and get some sleep now.”
Bethan will be studying Physics at Bristol University.
Julian Dutnall, headteacher at the schoool told the Recorder: “It’s our best ever results, we’re absolutely delighted.
“I think of the reasons why we’ve done so well is that we’ve developed strategies that we think really work with students, lots of interventions and additional support classes and I think student and staff members have risen to the challenge of new syllabuses and new courses - a real sense of working together.
“For maths, a third of the students got A or A* that’s a big improvement in last year.
“We’re really hoping that students will come to our school in September because we have lots of places and a brand new building.”
Mr Dutnall could empathise with worried parents as his son, Sam had also been awaiting A-level results.
Sam found out this morning that he will be going to Cambridge University to study Geography.
Charlotte Bays, 18, from Harold Wood receive three As. She said :“I was up all night thinking I didn’t do well. I’m ecstatic, so pleased with my results. Now I get to go to my first choice university, Warwick where I’ll be studying philosophy.”