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A level joy for North Devon students

18:09 17 August 2012

Successful Petroc students celebrate their A Level results.

Successful Petroc students celebrate their A Level results.

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Update: New pictures and schools added to North Devon A level round up.

Petroc students Kat Acott and Ali Thorne gained an impressive five A* grades between them.Petroc students Kat Acott and Ali Thorne gained an impressive five A* grades between them.

STUDENTS across North Devon have once again endured the delight and anxiety of the annual A level results day ritual.

Petroc’s Barnstaple campus was celebrating yet another record breaking year, with an overall pass rate of 99.4 per cent well above the national average, and more than half of grades achieved at grades A* to B.

“The fact that almost a quarter of our grades were A* or A is a fantastic achievement,” said Keith Devine, head of the school of humanities and science.

“In Barnstaple, 34 out of 36 subjects achieved 100 per cent pass rates, which is incredible.”

It was three A* grades for Bideford College students Katie Scott (left) and three As for Katie Leveridge.It was three A* grades for Bideford College students Katie Scott (left) and three As for Katie Leveridge.

It means that once again a high number of Petroc students have gained places at Oxbridge and other leading universities in the country.

Edward pearce from Barnstaple celebrated with parents Catherine and Clive after gaining five A* grades: “I am so, so pleased and surprised with my grades,” he said.

“I got 100 per cent on six of my modules, which is amazing. This means I can now continue with my plans to go to Warwick University and study mathematics.

“All the staff at Petroc have been very supportive throughout my time here – I couldn’t have achieved this without them.”

From left: At Shebbear College, Sam Cappleman-Lynes achieved four As and two A* grades, plus an A at AS Level. Daniel Buckland achieved an A* and two As. Frederic Selwyn achieved two As and one B. Robert Chamberlain achieved one A*, an A and a B.From left: At Shebbear College, Sam Cappleman-Lynes achieved four As and two A* grades, plus an A at AS Level. Daniel Buckland achieved an A* and two As. Frederic Selwyn achieved two As and one B. Robert Chamberlain achieved one A*, an A and a B.

Bideford joy

It was also smiles all around at Bideford College, with most students gaining places at their first choice university and an overall pass rate of 94 per cent, plus half of students gaining high pass rates across the board.

Bideford's Kingsley School students celebrate their A level results.Bideford's Kingsley School students celebrate their A level results.

Five students gained two or more A grades, with Ryan James achieving four A* and preparing to study maths at Cambridge, while Katie Scott gained three A* and will also attend the famous university to study geography following a gap year.

Katie Leveridge earned three straight As and is off to study English literature and history at Lancaster University. Chase Howe achieved two As and a B and will be studying zoology at Cardiff. Rayna Sheppard (gained an A*, an A and a B – she plans to take childhood, youth & educational studies at Bath Spa University.

“I am delighted with the progress students have made across the subjects. Once again, despite the national picture and claims in the national media, the majority of students from Bideford College will be progressing to their chosen university,” said head of sixth form Patrick Neill.

Kingsley School student Tim Hosgood, who achieved three A* grades plus two As, is pictured viewing his results with headmaster Andy Waters.Kingsley School student Tim Hosgood, who achieved three A* grades plus two As, is pictured viewing his results with headmaster Andy Waters.

Kingsley School, Bideford

Kingsley School celebrated with a 77 per cent pass rate at grades A* to C, 61 per cent at A* to B, 36 per cent at A* and A, and eight per cent at A*.

Six students gained three or more A* and A grades: Toby Mill (two A*, two As); Ryan Waters (two A*, one A); Emmy Wan (one A*, three As); Harriet Robarts (one A*, two As); and Ben Ainger (three As, one B). Alice Jackson gained an A*, an A and a B, plus an A* in the demanding EPQ qualification.

Kingsley’s top performer was Tim Hosgood with three A*, two As and a B, which gains him a place at Hertford College Oxford, to read mathematics.

“We are all delighted with the success of the Upper Sixth, both collectively and individually - they have been a tremendous group of young people who have worked hard and played hard in the last two years,” said Headmaster Andy Waters.

“These results are a tribute to their efforts, and to the dedicated work of their teachers.”

Shebbear College

Shebbear College gained a pass rate of 98 per cent, with 27 per cent of passes at A* and A, and more than 75 per cent A* to C.

The college said its impressive results reflected ‘the tremendous hard work and effort put in by pupils and teachers alike in order to maintain the reputation for high standards of achievement that the college is so proud of.’

Notable results included Sam Cappleman-Lynes who achieved four As and two A* plus an A at AS Level. Daniel Buckland achieved one A* and two As. Frederic Selwyn achieved two As and one B. Robert Chamberlain achieved one A*, an A and a B.

* TO see more pictures, click on the gallery link to the top right of this story. Keep checking back for more updates.

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