A-level results day 2016: Samuel Whitbread Academy, Clifton

Andrew Smith looks at his results.

Andrew Smith looks at his results. - Credit: Archant

The principal at Samuel Whitbread Academy in Clifton says he is ‘thrilled to be going out on such a high point’ after news of this year’s A-level results.

Andrew Smith looks at his results.

Andrew Smith looks at his results. - Credit: Archant

The results saw 53 per cent of all grades passed with a B or better, with 27 per cent receiving an A or A*.

Individual success stories include Andrew Smith, who received three A*s and is off to read natural sciences at Cambridge, and Alexa Greer, who got two A*s and an A and is set to study creative writing at Boston University in the USA on a full scholarship.

Danny Hanlon also received two A*s and an A, and is set to read physics at Manchester University, while Alice Thompson managed an A*, an A and a C alongside rowing for Great Britain.

Outgoing principal Rob Robson, for whom this is the last set of Samuel Whitbread A-level results, said: “I am delighted with the results this year, but I am particularly pleased for all students who gained their university and apprenticeship places.

Andrew Smith looks at his results.

Andrew Smith looks at his results. - Credit: Archant

“Leaving Samuel Whitbread has been really hard but I am thrilled to be going out on such a high point for the academy and I am in no doubt that it will continue to excel in the years to come.”

Other strong performers at A-level include Alex Hewitt, Thomas Pashley, Callum Pearson and Lucy Rogers, all of whom got an A* and two As.

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AS students Leyla Ghaemi, Eleanor Hare, Hope Landman, Chris McFarlane, Leanne Richardson, Ryan Ward all attained four As.

The results in vocational subjects such as PE, ICT and engineering were also strong, with two-thirds of all entries at the top grade of Distinction*.

Liam Panton, George Cullen-Moir, Jack Fletcher and Kyle Lawrenson achieved three Distinction*s in engineering, while Tom Boggon, Emily Field, Ryan Goodridge and Dominic Sharpe did the same in sport.

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