Bromley students achieve high A-Level pass rates
PUBLISHED: 15:34 15 August 2013 | UPDATED: 15:34 15 August 2013
College students across Bromley nervously tore open A-Level results this morning.
Pass rates pushing 100 per cent were seen at schools in the borough, with Newstead Wood producing seven Oxbridge students.
The school, in Avebury Road, Orpington, produced a 94 per cent A* to C pass rate - with 16 per cent of those A* grades.
Elsewhere, Langley Park School for Girls, in Hawksbrook Lane, Beckenham, had a formidable A-Level pass rate - with more than 98 per cent of student achieving the required grades.
A total of 561 entries were submitted by the school, which performed particularly well in maths and biology.
Headteacher Dr Anne Hudson said: “These are very pleasing results for our students and for the school.
“They have been achieved against alterations to the boundaries for top marks so to deliver consistent year on year results is a real achievement.”
Dr Hudson paid special tribute to a number of students, including Carys Mangan, who gained four A* grades, Katrina Mann and Ben Thomas, both with two A* and two A grades, and Roisin Wheble, with three As and one A*.
Bullers Wood School, in St Nicolas Lane, Chislehurst, was celebrating 66 per cent of students passing with A* to B grades.
More than 60 per cent of students achieved at least one A grade or above.
Elsewhere, at Charles Darwin School, in Jail Lane, Biggin Hill, there was special praise for students from headteacher, Sunil Chotai.
He singled out Chloe Papandreou for achieving a place at York University, Bobbi Quinn for going to study English at Reading University and Mollie Coomber for gaining two A* grades and an A.
Bromley College also saw a strong performance for its students, and subjects including chemistry, English Literature and Physics achieved a remarkable 100 per cent pass rate.
Amy King, 22, was thrilled with her results of an A in biology, A in chemistry and B in physics.
She said: “I really didn’t know what grades I was going to get today but I’m over the moon. It means I can now start my masters in chemistry at my first choice university, the University of Greenwich – I can’t wait.
“When I finish my masters I hope to become a Chemistry teacher.
“Science is my passion and I’ve just started my own science organisation with the aim of inspiring more girls to get into science and technology.
“I’ve absolutely loved my time at Bromley College and I’m going to miss everyone here who’s helped me along the way.”