A-level results day 2017: Knights Templar School, Baldock

Tim Litchfield, head of Knights Templar School in Baldock. Picture: Harry Hubbard

Tim Litchfield, head of Knights Templar School in Baldock. Picture: Harry Hubbard - Credit: Archant

The head of Baldock’s Knights Templar School has paid tribute to his students on their set of “well-deserved” A-level results today.

Sitting the more challenging reformed A-levels, more than a third of students achieved at least one A* or A grade – with 11 boys and girls getting three or more.

Many others exceeded expectations, with Knights Templar students now set for Oxford, Cambridge and a wide range of universities and apprenticeships across the UK.

Outstanding performers included Rebecca Wray – who got three A*s – and Ellen King, Amanda Ludbrook and Priya Mann, who each got two A*s and an A.

Max Piner, Simran Sidhu, Amy Swain and Rennan Tilbury all got an A* and two As, while Alex Massie got four As and Ibukunoluwa Odumande got three.

Head Tim Litchfield said: “I am delighted with the results! I am very proud of the students and it is a tribute to hard work and a great attitude that there is so much success.

“Supported by their parents and their extremely dedicated, inspirational teachers, our students have worked with great determination to exceed our expectations.

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“What makes these levels of achievement so impressive is that they were combined with an outstanding commitment to a huge range of extra-curricular activities.

“This year has been a hard year for students and teachers with the new A-levels, the uncertainty about grade boundaries and new styles of questions – but the Knights Templar School continues to develop well-rounded young people, prepared for the world beyond school.

“Congratulations to all our students and I wish them every success for the future.”

Sixth-form head Gill Hopkins added: “With so much current change in education, our young people are facing many demands and challenges.

“Here at the Knights Templar School we are hugely proud of the A-level results achieved by our Year 12 and 13 students, and the diverse range of opportunities they are now embracing at universities and colleges through apprenticeships and wider gap-year initiatives.

“Well done to all.”

Students at Knights Templar’s partner stage school in Hitchin, Emil Dale, are also celebrating after 68 per cent of grades in their BTEC musical theatre diploma were the highest possible, distinction or distinction star.

Misty Tindall got three distiction star grades, while Kiera Brunton got two distinction stars and a distinction.

A more detailed breakdown of the results will be on the school website shortly – see ktemplar.herts.sch.uk.

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