Students and staff alike are celebrating excellent A Level results at Stonar School in Atworth. With 85.5% at A* – C, the grades comfortably exceed the national average, with nearly all pupils now bound for their first choice of university.
A* – C grades are up 17% from 2017, with pass rate also up, reflecting an upward trend.
“We are very pleased with the results which reflect the dedication and hard work which has gone in from staff and students alike,” said Head, Dr Sally Divall. “With the more stringent exams for many subjects, combined with our non-academically selective profile, we are thrilled to have increased our percentage of A*-C grades so emphatically against the national average; a great endorsement of our educational strength.”
Highlights include excellent results for art and photography, where A* and A grades were accompanied by high praise from moderators.
The moderator commented, “This was an inspiring display… characterised by real technical material and conceptual ambition. The best work was technically confident, but even more, it was conceptually sophisticated.”
Austen O’Hanlon, Head of Art added, “I am so thrilled for our students, who are very talented. However, the dedication and hard work they put into studying, practising, developing and learning is what has truly made the difference. They are so deserving and it has been really exciting to witness the development of their skill and talent.”
Pupils will be heading for a range of prestigious destinations and courses, including Biomedical Sciences at Liverpool, Geography at Loughborough and Modern Languages at York University.