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- Latest A-level results and reaction from schools and colleges across St Helens.
Sophie Vickers achieved an A* in English Language, and A’s in Geography, History and Law. After taking a year out she plans to go University.
Beth Morgan has been offered a place at Oxford to study Geography. She achieved an A* in Mathematics, an A in Further Mathematics and an A in Geography.
Laura Margetts goes to Birmingham University to read Biochemistry. She achieved A’s in Biology, Chemistry and a B in Physics.
Harry Gallagher gained an A in Physics and Bs in Biology and Chemistry. He has secured a place at York University to study Chemistry.
Some results from Rainford...
Hayley Mars achieved A* English Literature, A* General Studies, A Geography, A History and is going to read History at the University of Lancaster.
Kathryn Murphy achieved A* Extended Project, A Biology, A Chemistry, A Mathematics and is going to read Natural Sciences at the University of Durham.
Rebecca Rowbottom achieved A* Performing Arts, A English Literature, A English Language.
Rachael Glover achieved A* in Law and is going to read Law at the University of Liverpool.
Rainford High Technology College pupils record a 100per cent A-level success rate.
Ian Young, Rainford principal, says: “The results are a testament to the teachers but more importantly the young people’s hard work, talent and commitment.
“In a summer of success it is wonderful to say that Rainford has delivered results that have allowed our students to move forward.
“Our young people are now in a fantastic position to move to the next stage of achieving their dreams and ambitions thanks to theirs, and the schools, efforts to achieve this excellent set of results.
“This lays the foundation for the school to continue to improve and provide a first class education for all the students at Rainford High Technology College.”
Sutton Academy say the "majority of our students have achieved the grades they require to progress to the university of their choice".
Rainhill High's new science academy saw its students secure nine Distinctions in Applied Science and excellent performance in A-level Biology, Chemistry and Physics, with many students gaining A*-B.
Other subjects performing particularly well are A’ level Geography, Government and Politics, English Literature, Further Mathematics and RE with over 50per cent of students securing A*-B grades.
At Rainhill High 69per cent of students recorded A*-C grades. Teachers describe its "AS results are the school’s best ever".
Results in new BTEC courses are also said to be outstanding with over 69per cent of students securing Distinction*/Distinction grades.
Councillor Alison Bacon, St Helens Council's Cabinet Member for Children and Young People’s Services said: “This is a success story built on the hard work of staff and students in our
schools and colleges.
“I would like to congratulate all the young people on their results and wish them well for their future.
“I must also thank parents for their continued support and commitment. Very well done to you all.”
Director of children and young people’s services at St Helens Council, Andy Dempsey said: “The level of improvements far surpasses the national average. Students are to be applauded for their hard work which has paid off with such significant results.”
In a statement St Helens Council said “most school sixth forms recorded significantly improved pass rates on 2010” and that Carmel College has once again reported outstanding results.
THE percentage of students gaining top A-level grades has increased again, according to St Helens Council .
The rate for sixth-formers achieving A to C grades went up to 71.5per cent this year to 67.8per cent last year.
Just under half of students sitting the exams achieved grades A*-B, while provisional A-E pass rate for St Helens stands at 98.1per cent.