A Level students at The Henley College celebrated an impressive overall pass rate of 98%, with a fifth of achieved grades an A or A*, despite the downward pressure on higher grades nationally.
Three quarters of students achieved A*-C grades and A Level students completing the Extended Project achieved record results, with 42% gaining an A or A* grade.
Tom Espley, College Principal, commented: ‘I am delighted that once again the College’s A Level results have improved, with over 98% of students passing at A level and a significant improvement at AS Level. Nationally the percentage of students gaining the top grades has fallen by 0.3% but the College has bucked the trend with an improvement. I would like to congratulate our students on their wonderful achievements and to thank the teaching staff for all they have done in enabling so many of our students to perform so well.’
Maria Furtado, who also lives in Henley, achieved 2 A* and 2 A grades and is going on to read Economics at the London School of Economics. She said: ‘I am absolutely delighted and overwhelmed with my results. I really wasn’t expecting A*s! I moved to Henley from Portugal 2 years ago for a better education and more opportunities. When I telephoned my Mum in Portugal with my results she starting crying – she is really proud of me.’
Sophie Lea, who previously studied at Langtree School in Woodcote, was also pleased with her results. She achieved 1 A* and 3 A grades and will be going on to study Chemistry at Oxford.
Results for vocational diploma students at the College are still being finalised but a pass rate of close to 100% is expected.