STUDENTS across the area were preparing to study at some of the country’s top universities as they celebrated their A-level results today.
At Oaklands Catholic School in Waterlooville, the number of A* grades rose from 3.8 per cent to 6.8 per cent.
Headteacher, Matthew Quinn said: ‘The results achieved by Oaklands Sixth Form College Students were stunning – absolutely brilliant.
‘They are a credit to their hard work and that of our very talented and committed teachers.
‘The high grade profile achieved by our students will mean that the majority should gain entry to university.’
Meanwhile, at Bay House School in Gosport, 86 per cent of students got A*-C grades.
Jill Eatherden, head of sixth form, said: ‘Once again, we are thrilled with the results of our students, which do them and their teachers great credit.
‘The 86 per cent A*-C pass rate is a real tribute to the dedication, ambition and commitment of our students and should enable the overwhelming majority to secure places at their first-choice universities.
‘We are particularly proud of the significant number of students from Bay House who, on leaving the sixth form, will be the first in their families to enter higher education.’
At St Vincent College in Gosport, results have improved with an eight per cent increase.
Principal Matt Atkinson said: ‘We are absolutely delighted with this year’s results.
‘All this good news is a testament to the excellent work being done to ensure that we provide students with great teaching and support and illustrates the growing success St Vincent College has in supporting students to achieve their full potential.
‘Our students and their teachers have worked incredibly hard and this has resulted in an A-level pass rate of 97 per cent this year – a significant three per cent increase on last year.’
Meanwhile, 40 per cent of students at Portsmouth College got A*-B grades.
The University of Portsmouth has said there will be a limited number of places on courses available through clearing. Visit port.ac.uk/clearing.
For a full report, see tomorrow’s News and check portsmouth.co.uk for updates throughout the day.
A-level result stories from individual schools and colleges