A’ level victories sweep the borough
PUBLISHED: 10:05 23 August 2007 | UPDATED: 10:46 09 July 2010
STUDENTS at secondary schools across the borough were celebrating and commiserating after finding out their A Level results, writes Martin Croucher. Success stories were Bullers Wood, a comprehensive, which had 77 per cent of its students score A-Cs – w
STUDENTS at secondary schools across the borough were celebrating and commiserating after finding out their A Level results, writes Martin Croucher.
Success stories were Bullers Wood, a comprehensive, which had 77 per cent of its students score A-Cs - well above the national average of 72.8 per cent.
Three students from the school also gained admission to Oxbridge and one student earned a staggering six A-grades at A2.
St Olave's and St Saviour's Grammar School, Goddington Lane, Orpington also turned in an impressive result at 97.6 per cent pass rate at A-C.
Other schools in the area scored similarly, with 69.4 per cent of students at Darrick Wood School, Lovibonds Avenue, Orpington scoring A-C while at 68.5 per cent at Ravens Wood, Oakley Road, Bromley, scored A-Cs.
One of the best was Bromley High School, an independent in Blackbrook Lane, Bickley. Out of all their final year pupils some 98 per cent of students scored an A-C.
However, the Ravensbourne School, Hayes Lane, Bromley, also made a significant improvement with 58 per cent of students scoring A-C compared to 56 per cent last year.
But many students were reluctant to dive in to collect their brown envelopes.
Head girl at the Ravensbourne School, Hannah Attle was waiting for a friend in anticipation before collecting her results.
She said: "I am really nervous, but hopefully I will do well in the subject I need. I still don't know what I am going to do, but am doing some work experience at Metro Imaging and they are advertising for a job, so we'll see."
Another student at the school, Lauren Mosall, said she hoped to work as a teaching assistant at Ravensbourne in the drama studio after gaining AAAB on her results day.
She said: "I would like to get into a West End show but time will tell."
Other students were planning gap years. Ravensbourne student Ben Russell-Smith was planning on doing Christian Ministry work in Fiji for a year before going to Cardiff to study Physics and Music.
Head teacher Paul Murphy said: "I am very pleased with the results, our students have improved from last year. Most of them are really happy and have got the grades they wanted."
Some of the most impressive strings of results were at Bromley High. Of particular note were Katie Martin with four A grades A Level and 2 A grades at AS, Zara Donaldson achieved four A grades at A Level and 1 A grade at AS; Emily Jamieson who gained 4 As at A level and 1 A grade AS, and Monica Vij who gained 3 A grades at A Level and 2 As at AS.