Brentwood students celebrate ‘stunning’ A-level results

Brentwood students celebrated a “stunning” set of A-level results today - their highest ever.

Brentwood School saw 82 per cent of students get an A* to B grades and a 100 per cent pass rate for all upper sixth A-level students.

Headteacher Ian Davies said: “These are a stunning set of results, our highest ever. These results enable our students to go to quality universities on quality courses. In a year when there is little or no grade inflation, to continue to improve at this rate is extraordinary.”

George Baxter, who is off to Harvard University to study Liberal Arts, after getting four A*s in Latin, maths, further maths and music.

Of the 154 Brentwood School students who sat this year’s A-levels, at least three are off to Oxbridge and six will be going on to study medicine.

Iona Talintyre will be studying medicine at Oxford after gaining A*s in biology and chemistry and As in French and maths.

Christiana Law’s well-earned A*s in biology and maths, and As in chemistry and further maths saw her secure her first choice of natural sciences at Durham University, and Jonathan Mowll’s hard work earned him A*s in German and History, and an A grade in Latin which will take him to Cambridge to read History.

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Rebecca O’Neill’s three A*s in biology, chemistry and maths will also see her go to Oxford to read chemistry.

Brentwood County High School was celebrating a 99 per cent pass rate getting between an A* and C.

The school said: “We are extremely delighted with the A-level results of our students as they are the best we have ever had and reflect the hard work and dedication of the students and staff in the school.

“These excellent results follow the continuing trend we have had in improving results over the past five years. Initial analysis of the results leads us to believe that those waiting for university places have been successful.”

At Sawyer’s Hall College 66 per cent of students gained A* to C grades.

Headteacher Stephen Capper says “I am delighted with the many successes of all our students and everyone can be pleased and proud of their results.”

Leader of Brentwood Council Cllr Louise McKinlay said: “We have some good schools in Brentwood and I’d like to congratulate all those achieving good A-levels results - hard work does pay off.

“I wish them all the best in their further studies or career. Congratulations must also go to their teachers who have worked hard to support them throughout.”