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Delight at Havering Sixth Form College for A-level students

PUBLISHED: 10:07 18 August 2016 | UPDATED: 13:09 18 August 2016

A-Level results from Havering schools and colleges. Havering 6th form. Nancy Uwadiae and Wunmui Akanji

A-Level results from Havering schools and colleges. Havering 6th form. Nancy Uwadiae and Wunmui Akanji

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Hundreds of students at Havering Sixth Form College have achieved fantastic results today, and more than 600 students will be planning a trip to Ikea as they earned a place at university.

Across the borough, brown envelopes have taken on a special significance as thousands of young people await their future.

Havering Sixth Form College, in Wingletye Lane, Hornchurch, achieved an overall pass rate of 95 per cent of students achieving an A* to E grade, with nearly 700 students heading to university.

This morning, students Saeef, Tom & Jack told the Recorder that today was a “massive relief”, leaving them with the important task of planning a night out.

Paul Wakeling, the school’s principal, said he was “delighted” by the results, with 10pc of students achieving an A* or A, and one third of passes achieving A* to B grade.

He said: “Once again I am delighted with the excellent outcomes achieved by our students in 2016. Our overall A Level pass rate is 95% with 10% of passes at A*-A and almost one third at high grades (A*-B).

“A total of 22 of our courses achieved 100% pass rate and over 80% of courses achieved pass rates in excess of 90%.

“This is a fantastic achievement for both our students and staff and we are proud of this contribution towards our mission of becoming the first choice outstanding provider of full-time education for 16-19 year-olds.

“AS Level results are also very good this year with 28% of our students achieving high grades.

“Our students will be progressing to good universities and first rate careers. We have almost 700 students progressing to university and many students are embarking on superb employment opportunities.”

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