Brentwood students celebrate A-level results

Ian Davies with Mark Baldock

Ian Davies with Mark Baldock - Credit: Archant

Excited students found out whether all their hard work had paid off when they collected their A-level results yesterday.

Brentwood School headmaster Ian Davies with Jonathan Stratfeild

Brentwood School headmaster Ian Davies with Jonathan Stratfeild - Credit: Archant

Among them were students at Brentwood School, which had a 100 per cent pass rate and 52 per cent of students reaching A* to A grades – the school’s best ever result.

Students from Brentwood School with their A-level results.

Students from Brentwood School with their A-level results. - Credit: Archant

Headmaster Ian Davies said: “These wonderful examination results are an accurate reflection of the hard work, enthusiasm and determination of our students this year. At a time when, nationally, there has been grade deflation, our students have maintained the record results of last year.”

Ian Davies, Andrew Ejemai and Zipporah Ejemai

Ian Davies, Andrew Ejemai and Zipporah Ejemai - Credit: Archant

Twelve-year-old Andrew Ejemai, who gained an A* in maths, said he had a natural aptitude for the subject but he “still had to do a bit of work!”

He had been hoping for the A* but had not been sure he would get it. He added: “I enjoy maths. It’s fun to do maths problems.”

Jonathan Streatfeild’s well-earned A* in French, As in geography and maths and a B in further maths have earned him a place at Oxford to study law.

‘Top notch’

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He praised the Brentwood School experience as a whole and commended the teaching as “top notch”.

Brentwood County High School had a 90pc pass rate with 65pc gaining A* to C grades.

A spokesman said: “We are delighted that so many of our students have been able to secure the university or employment places of their choice.”

He added that 90pc had achieved three A-levels plus the Pre-U qualification and were in strong positions for university.

He said: “We are pleased that, despite the increased challenges that the Department for Education and the exam boards have put in place for the achievement of A-level studies in the last two years, our students have maintained their successes and high standards.”

Cllr Ray Gooding, Essex County Council’s cabinet member for education, said: “I would like to congratulate Essex students, receiving their results today, for their hard work in completing their A-levels.

“I am sure that many students are excited to start their next phase of life … and I wish them all the very best of luck.”

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