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A-levels: Devizes School
Devizes School set new records again this year in the A-level results.
A total of 85.4 per cent of the grades were A*-C, up from 81 per cent last year, and 59 per cent were the top grades A*-B, up from 52 per cent last year.
The average points score per entry was another record at 230 points, up from 226 last year.
Of the 83 students who took the exams, 78 per cent achieved at least one A*-B grade.
Malcolm Irons, headteacher, said: “We are very pleased and proud of another set of excellent, record breaking results this year.
"Last year’s A-level results were our best ever and this year we have beaten nearly all our previous records again. Entry to top universities is highly competitive and needs consistently high grades in all subjects.”
He said the success was down to good teaching and hard studying by motivated and ambitious students.
He added: “Despite what the politicians and cynics might say that exams are getting easier, they are not getting easier. They are really tough for the students.” Most of the students secured places at their first choice universities including Joanne Wicks, of Nursteed Road, Devizes, who is going to York University to study biochemistry.
She said: “ I needed two As and a B to get a place and I got three As in biology, chemistry and maths so I’m chuffed. I’m relieved and glad all the effort I put in paid off. It was hard work.”
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