A-level results 2014: The John Henry Newman School, Stevenage

John Henry Newman headteacher Clive Matthew with students Chloe McBride and Bethany Auger

John Henry Newman headteacher Clive Matthew with students Chloe McBride and Bethany Auger - Credit: Archant

The John Henry Newman School in Stevenage has seen the number of students getting a clean sweep of grades at A*-B improve to 60 per cent.

John Henry Newman's Ellie Alderton, who will be studying retailing, marketing and management at Loug

John Henry Newman's Ellie Alderton, who will be studying retailing, marketing and management at Loughborough University, and Rosa Fitzgerald, reading accounting and finance at Newcastle University, show off their results - Credit: Archant

The results were up two per cent on last year, with half of the grades A* or A.

Overall, 99.8 per cent achieved A*-E, with 82.3% at A*-C.

BTEC figures are also up on last year with more than 50% of grades being awarded either Distinction star or Distinction.

Students Matt Kerr and Laura Campbell with Mrs Edwards (centre), deputy director of John Henry Newma

Students Matt Kerr and Laura Campbell with Mrs Edwards (centre), deputy director of John Henry Newman sixth form - Credit: Archant

Headteacher Clive Mathew said: “This is another very successful year for The John Henry Newman School sixth form. Our students achieved a remarkable 60% of all A level grades at A*-B, an increase on last year and half of these grades were either A* or A.


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“Our university applications have also been very successful with more than 80 per cent of students achieving their first or second choice university. The number of applicants gaining places at Oxbridge or medical school has also increased this year.

“The school would like to thank the students for all their hard work during their time at The John Henry Newman School and to our parents and wider community for their ongoing support. We wish all of our students well as they go on to the next stage of their lives.”

John Henry Newman's Abi Chalkright, who will be reading psychology with criminology at Nottingham Tr

John Henry Newman's Abi Chalkright, who will be reading psychology with criminology at Nottingham Trent University, with Vanessa Wilson, who will studying drama at Roehampton University after a gap year - Credit: Archant

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