A-levels: St John's School, Marlborough
Updated 4:15pm Thursday 15th August 2013 in By Anna Mauremootoo, Senior reporter for Marlborough and Pewsey
It was smiles all round at St John’s School, Marlborough this morning as the school celebrated another record-breaking set of A-level results.
This year the school experienced a 100 per cent pass rate with 16 students gaining at least three A* to A grades.
Among the top performers were head girl Sophie Taylor who achieved two As, an A* and a C and head boy Adam Prachett who got three As.
Adam, who is going to Nottingham University to study international relations, said: “I’m really pleased.
“I put a lot of hard work in and the school has been really fantastic. It’s a great school and the teachers have been really helpful so it’s a positive day for me and the school.”
Headteacher Patrick Hazelwood said the school was delighted with the results with 85 per cent of students gaining A* - C grades, up three per cent from last year, and 57 per cent achieved A* - B which is a four percent improvement on last year’s results.
He said: “The results are excellent; we’re really pleased with them.
“We’ve broken our record again which is something I seem to say every year.
“The grades the school achieves is due to a combination of factors, we’re very lucky here that we have students that want to learn and want to do well.
“We also have a great teaching staff that is excellent at A-level teaching.
“The parents are also key, without their encouragement the students wouldn’t do as well as the do.”