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A-level results: St Laurence
11:30am Thursday 16th August 2012 in Latest News
St Laurence headteacher James Colquhoun was delighted with the efforts of his A-level students which saw over 50 per cent of those who sat achieve grades of A*, A and B.
Mr Colquhoun, who will be retiring from the school in December, said: “Congratulations to them all they were a pleasure to have around the school for the last seven years and have maintained the high standards associated with St Laurence.
“The majority of our young people will now move on to university with others going into a job or taking a gap year - we wish them all the best for the future.”
The school was pleased to have 14 students who achieved three A* or A grades in their exams.
One of the high-flyers was Henry Aldridge, 18, who got three As in maths, physics and chemistry and he plans to study physics at the University of Southampton.
He said: “I’m pretty relieved to finally have the results and now I can look to the future. I’m looking forward to having a celebration and then starting at Southampton.”
Another student who did excellently was Tom Babbage, 18, who got three As in music, English literature/language and drama.
He said: “I was quite worried after the exams, especially the written ones, as they have been the bane of my life. But I’m delighted to have done so well and now I’m looking forward to my gap year and then starting in drama school next year.
“I’ve been to a few open days and it is hard to pick where to go as they are all so good.”
Couple Esther Jewitt, 18, and David Waldren, 18, will also be taking a gap year with them planning to travel to either Asia or America.
Esther got an A* in English, B in German and C in music while boyfriend David got three Bs in maths, English and art.
Mr Colquhoun also wanted to give special praise to Katherine Turner and Ethan Bateson who both secured 3A*s and an A.