Published: Fri, August 18, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

LIVE BLOG A Level results day

LIVE BLOG A Level results day

Clearing is when universities list all of their courses which still have vacancies after results day, so prosepctive students can start in September that same year.

99% of students achieved at least one A*-C grade at A-Level or equivalent.

Girls from Loreto College who achieved three A grades or better at A Level.


Loreto College students Emma Crossley, Sean Quinn, Mark Cassidy and Maggie McBride, who all achieved three A* grades or better at A Level.


This will now see more than 500 Runshaw students progressing to the top Russell Group universities and to a range of highly prestigious dance, music and drama academies.

Once again our students achieved a 100 per cent pass rate and they have even out-performed last summer's record-breaking results in terms of the average grade achieved.

This was the first year at the comprehensive that students took the new graded Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate.

At Monmouth School for Girls, 17 per cent were A* grades and 54 per cent were A* to A. All of our Year 14 Construction students achieved Starred Distinction grades.

"We know that three quarters of our students will now move on to University and the next stage of their lives and careers".

Councillor Myfanwy Alexander, the council's cabinet Member for Education, said: "These are very good results clearly reflecting the dedication and hard work of pupils and teachers in all Powys schools".

She said: "It was such a huge surprise and I still can't quite believe it".

She said: "I'm over the moon". Many have been following the more academically challenging specifications. "I wish them every success in the future".

Students across the country will today will find out if the months of hard work and revision have paid off as they receive their A Level results.

Monika added an impressive A* and A to her string of A level successes after scooping two A* grades previous year, bringing her grand total to 3 A*s and 1 A. He is off to study electrical engineering at Imperial College.

Among those celebrating today is Nicole Brocksom from Harrogate who, 2 years ago achieved 10 A*s at GCSE and has now secured a place at the University of Cambridge to study Law with a clean sweep of A* and A grades.

Principal Dr Ian Moores said: "The College shows consistently strong results year on year, which I believe is due to the approach we take and the learning environment we provide here". Our sixth formers have done tremendously well, gaining some of the best results in Ealing.

Henry Oughton achieved the coveted A* grades in Physics and Sports Science, along with an A grade in Maths.

"You could see some easing of their entry requirements, but it may lead to higher drop-out rates", Alan Smithers, director of the centre of education and employment at Buckingham University, said.

Last year, nearly 65,000 applicants found places through clearing, and Ucas is expected at least the same figure to secure a university course this year.

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