Plan A for Winchester Students
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Indications from across Hampshire with success at A Level suggests that any choice of university could well be Plan A for Winchester students.
Education bosses say that 97% of the 10,250 students across the county achieved the Level 3 standard of two or more A* – E grades at A Level, or the vocational equivalent.
That’s a 3% improvement on last year’s figure of 94%.
Peter Edgar congratulated the students on another year of success: “Provisional results suggest we can celebrate an excellent year for post-16 outcomes across the county, with an improvement in both A Level and vocational results.”
Plan A for Winchester Students – Peter Symonds College
Peter Symonds College’s 2013 results are said to be outstanding, and the college told Winchester Today that they look likely to once again secure a place as one of England’s very top colleges.
Principal, Stephen Carville says the results are truly excellent: “It is very gratifying to see so many talented young people reap the rewards of their hard work.
“Results like these bear testament to the outstanding teaching and support that students enjoy at Peter Symonds College.”
Students gained over 500 A* grades. These very top grades account for just short of 11% of the total grades at A level.
26 Students scored a remarkable 700 or more UCAS points; (i.e. equivalent of an astounding 5 or more full A levels at the very top A* grade).
One student, Kate Prescott (pictured above) who is formerly from Kings School in Winchester, achieved six A* grades at A Level and three A grades at AS Level. She will be going on to study Natural Sciences at Cambridge University.
Alice, James and Robert Troup (pictured above) are triplets formerly from Swanmore College of Technology, all achieved excellent results with Robert gaining three A*, Alice four A* and James five A*; and all of them were awarded a grade A for A Level Mathematics.