West Buckland School sees 40 per cent of all entries achieve A* and A grades at A level

West Buckland�s Tom Perry (right) gained 3A* which will see him going to Oxford University in the autumn. Picture: West Buckland SchoolWest Buckland�s Tom Perry (right) gained 3A* which will see him going to Oxford University in the autumn. Picture: West Buckland School

West Buckland School has hailed another excellent set of A level results which will see the majority of students progressing to their chosen universities.

The results achieved this summer see 69.3 per cent of A levels passed at the top A* to B grades with 40.6 per cent of all entries marked at the highest A* and A grades.

Outstanding individual achievements saw Tom Perry, David Davies and Lucy Friend achieved excellent results, being awarded A* grades in all three of their subjects.

This ensures Tom will take his place at St John's College, Oxford, to study physics, while David and Lucy will be going to Imperial College and the University of Bath to read maths with computer science and education with psychology, respectively.

Even Splat the cat joined in to celebrate the West Buckland A level results. Picture: West Buckland SchoolEven Splat the cat joined in to celebrate the West Buckland A level results. Picture: West Buckland School

Owen Zhou studied four A level subjects and recorded two A* grades and two A grades, while Katie Hevingham, Mary Bradshaw and Matt Gentle put in excellent performances to secure two A*s and an A grade each.

Owen will go on to study maths at the University of Warwick while Katie, Mary and Matt will take places at Birmingham, Durham and Lancaster universities.

There were strong results across the curriculum, with more than half of all exam entries in maths, art and design, chemistry, French, Spanish, geography and religious studies being awarded the highest A* and A grades.

Students studying further mathematics achieved outstanding results with almost 80 per cent gaining an A* or A grade and this comes at a time when West Buckland looks to make further investment in this important and core subject.

Students should be congratulated

Headmaster Phillip Stapleton said: "West Buckland prides itself on offering an education that prepares young people for success in a varied future.

"For all our leavers these results represent the start of that journey and I am sure the confidence developed through an education that stretches beyond the curriculum will set them apart.

"I have no doubt some of these fine results are the product of the commitment and curiosity shown by students, modelled by staff and supported by parents.

"We are fortunate that our small class sizes enable a personalised education, which is better able to support individual learning needs.

We are very proud of them all and while I shout collective praise it is the students who should be congratulated.

"Many have achieved or exceeded their expectations, which puts them in a strong position as they move towards their futures beyond school."