A-level results day 2016: Marriotts School, Stevenage

Lenny Ballard, Lizzie Moran and Josh Alderman opening their A-level results at Marriotts School in S

Lenny Ballard, Lizzie Moran and Josh Alderman opening their A-level results at Marriotts School in Stevenage. - Credit: Archant

The head of Marriotts School in Stevenage says she is ‘immensely proud’ after revealing 88 per cent of all grades were A* to C or equivalent.

Marriotts students Rachel Brown, Heather Moss and Hannah Todd celebrating their success.

Marriotts students Rachel Brown, Heather Moss and Hannah Todd celebrating their success. - Credit: Archant

The overall A*-E pass rate at A-level was 99 per cent, with 57 per cent of grades A*-A or equivalent.

The overall average grade for vocational qualifications was Distinction*, with 72 per cent of students gaining either Distinction* or Distinction.

All Year 13 students wishing to attend university were successful in achieving their first choice place.

Headteacher Bethany Honnor said: “I am immensely proud of our students’ achievement and the rising trend of attainment and progress here at Marriotts. I am indebted to our students, their families and their teachers for their dedication, hard work and ongoing support and belief in our school.

Marriotts head girl Amy Williams with her A-level results.

Marriotts head girl Amy Williams with her A-level results. - Credit: Archant

“We continue to work hard to improve and expand our sixth form provision so that our students can excel and achieve their dreams. We are confident that as our sixth form, which Ofsted recognised as ‘Good’, will continue to grow and flourish and I am thrilled to lead our vibrant community.”

“After another year of even better results we are sure that tonight Marriotts’ students and their families will be celebrating these well-deserved results.”

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Assistant headteacher for sixth form, Mike Winter, said: “I am full of pride for our A-level students who have worked tremendously hard to achieve their grades. Every year, the number of students who move on to University is increasing and we wish all of our leavers every success in the future.

“Our sixth form has more than tripled over the last three years, with all our students aiming high and working hard to ensure their futures are bright, happy and exciting.”

Marriotts School's Endi Ajazi with her A-level results.

Marriotts School's Endi Ajazi with her A-level results. - Credit: Archant

A-level English teacher Tiffany Demetriou added: “It is superb to see all our students so happy and heading to their first choice universities – they deserve it!”

The school said every student deserves recognition for their individual achievement, with the following students deserving a special mention for top grades at A*, A, B, Distinction* and Distinction:

Rachel Brown will study English literature at York University, Sam Donnelly accepted his offer to study computer science specialising in artificial intelligence at the University of Kent, and Arnas Simonaitis will be attending the University of Lincoln to study architecture.

Endi Ajazi has fulfilled her goal to study accounting at Huddersfield University, while Heather Moss is heading to Keele University to read English and American literature.

Marriotts School's Charlie Braxton with his A-level results as he makes a call to pass on the good n

Marriotts School's Charlie Braxton with his A-level results as he makes a call to pass on the good news. - Credit: Archant

Hannah Todd will be studying psychology at Coventry University, while Amy Williams will be off to Anglia Ruskin University next year to study media.

Charlie Braxton accepted his offer to study criminology at Birmingham, while Stephen Dada will be doing a nursing course at De Montfort University.

He said “Marriotts sixth form have got me to where I’ve been hoping to go to for a very long time.

“I’m finally doing the course that I’ve wanted to do since Year 7. I really thank this school, they will be part of my success forever.”

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