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A-LEVEL RESULTS: Haverhill Community Sixth Form raises its game again

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Students and staff at the Haverhill Community Sixth Form are celebrating the second consecutive year of rising A-level results.

The percentage of the highest grades, A* and A at A-level and Distinction* in BTEC, has risen for the second year running to 38 per cent.

Nearly 60 per cent of results were A* to B or Distinction* to Distinction while the overall pass rate was 98 per cent.

The sixth form saw a rise in A-Level grades for a second consecutive year
The sixth form saw a rise in A-Level grades for a second consecutive year

Headteacher Andy Hunter said: “I am really delighted for all the students who worked so hard to meet their university offers and have found out this morning, after months of waiting, that they have got the place they deserve.

“This year was a fresh start for Haverhill Community Sixth Form, under the leadership of Daisy Hopkins and her team, and I know that they are very proud of the results the students have achieved.”

Head of Sixth Form, Daisy Hopkins, said: “These results are testament not only to the hard work of the students but also the dedication and expertise of the teachers."

Students are going on to follow courses ranging from astrophysics and medicine to nursing and accounting. Their destinations include both Oxford and Cambridge, Durham, Birmingham, Nottingham, Warwick and Bath.

Good friends Olivia Farrington, Amber Veasey and Tillie Randall had triple reason to celebrate after they all achieved the grades needed for their chosen universities.

Olivia, 18, from Clare, achieved A* in both psychology and English literature and an A in biology.

Amber Veasey, Tillie Randall and Olivia Farrington (15281722)
Amber Veasey, Tillie Randall and Olivia Farrington (15281722)

She said: “My main feeling is one of relief. When the exams were over, it was so hard to tell how we had done.

“I hadn’t thought about the results until last week, but I am delighted with how they went.”

Tillie Randall, 18, from Haverhill, said she was pleased with her A* in psychology, A in history and B in biology – results that will now see her study human sciences at Oxford.

She said: “I didn’t want to open the envelope, but I am delighted with the results. It was a bit emotional – I think we all had a little cry. I am now looking forward to celebrating with my friends.”

Amber, 18, from Haverhill, who got an A in chemistry, B in biology and C in maths, said: “I am delighted that I can now study medicine at the University of East Anglia. I had spoken a lot about the results with friends and it was great that we all got the grades we needed.”

James Rose, 18, from Clare, said he was pleased with his three As in maths, chemistry and astrophysics.

He said: “I am feeling really good about my results. I hoped I had done well but you never know. I needed an AAB to study chemistry at the University of Warwick so to get three As is great.”