LiveA-level results day: Live blog

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  • Welcome to our live blog on A-results day: August 14

5:11pm

Wiltshire Times: New head Fergus Stewart, who started in January.

Katie Smith spoke to St Laurence School headteacher Fergus Stewart today about sixth formers' A-level results.

Find out what he had to say here

4:59pm

Wiltshire Times:

Matravers School's A-level pass rate was 99.4 per cent this year.

Read more here

4:46pm

3:15pm

Wiltshire Times:

Warminster School sixth formers achieved an increase in the number of top grades achieved at A-level this year, with one in three of the awarded grades being A* or A.

Read more here

2:15pm

2:14pm

Pupils were celebrating at St Augustine’s Catholic College in Trowbridge, where 41 per cent of grades were at A* or A and 73 per cent at grade B or above.

Headteacher Joe Alsop said: “I am absolutely delighted with the A-level examination results, but in no way surprised that they were so good because the students worked incredibly hard." 

Read more here

1:39pm

Wiltshire Times:

Students at The John of Gaunt School are celebrating an outstanding set of A-level results, with an overall pass are of 99.5 per cent and 36.1 per cent of results at A* to B.

Headteacher Mike Gunston said: “Our students have performed really well this year and we are all extremely proud of them."

Read more here

1:15pm

Stephen Clark, headteacher at Melksham Oak Community School, said is delighted that his students have achieved an overall pass rate of 100 per cent.

“This is a reflection of their hard work, with tremendous parental support and great teaching,” he said.

Read more here

11:50am

Our A-level picture gallery is here

Send your pictures to gazartist@newswilts.co.uk

11:18am

Kingdown School enjoyed a 99.7 per cent A-level pass rate.

A spokesperson said: "These students are an exceptional group of young people who have significantly contributed to the life of our school.

"We are very proud of their achievements and wish them every happiness and success in their future lives."

Tom Stephens, 18, who achieved A*s in maths and further maths and a distinction A* in IT, will study maths and data analysis at Bath Spa University.

He said: "I'm absolutely speechless with these exam results. I felt like I'd done well but you can never be too sure."

 

11:16am

Friends Jake Kneller and Rob Morris, who both attend Matravers School, Westbury, secured places at Southampton University because of their A-level results.

This year's the school's A-level pass rate was 99.4 per cent.

Jake, 18, got A*s in maths and psychics and a B in further maths. He will be studying aero and aeronautics.

He said: "I'd like to say a big thank you to all the teaching staff here who have supported me."

Rob, 18, got an A* in photography and As in biology, geography and English literature. He said: "It feels absolutely brilliant."

10:25am

A-levels results at Corsham School have been described as 'fabulous' by head of sixth form Alan Bolter. 

He said: "There have been some outstanding results that have helped students to secure places at some of the most prestigious universities."

One of those who did particularly well was Amelia Lias who gained four A*s to secure a place at Oxford to study biochemistry.

Joe Ross got two A*s and two As and he will be going to Cambridge to study Maths.

Mr Bolter said: "Overall the results were fabulous."

9:15am

At St Laurence School, Bradford on Avon, Lucy Bennett was celebrating getting A* English literature, A biology and B at maths which means she can go to her first choice - Bristol University - to study law.

She said: "I would rather have a clean sheet and not get a B. I knew maths had gone badly. But I'm really pleased. I got four As at AS-level so I knew I was ready."

Ben Gailey, of Trowbridge, achieved A philosophy and ethics, B English and B history. He goes to Cardiff University to study history and philosophy.

"The exam process was incredibly nerve wracking, terrifying. But now I have my results I'm satisfied. They were the grades I wanted," he said.

8:46am

Students are being urged not to forget about apprenticeships and vocational qualifications in the rush to take a possibly 'meaningless' degree. Read more here

8:33am

Delighted Clarendon Academy principal Mark Stenton says: “2014 results represent another very good year for A-level and Level 3 BTEC results at the academy. "

Read more here

8:07am

8:04am

Some students are more worried about haunted accommodation at uni than their grades. Not you though, surely? Read more here

8:02am

Wiltshire College has advisors on hand for those getting A-level results today. Read more here

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