A-LEVEL RESULTS: St Francis’ College, Letchworth

THE stars were shining bright at St Francis’ College in Letchworth GC this morning (Thursday).

Students took a total of 115 A-level exams with over 65 per cent passed at A* or A grade.

A quarter of all grades were A*.

More than half of all the candidates got three or more A-levels at grade A or A*. A total of 84.3 per cent of all exams were passed at A*, A or B grade.

Headteacher Dorothy MacGinty said: “I couldn’t be more thrilled with the A-level results this year. I am delighted for the girls and staff, they have worked hard towards these examinations and are excited to be receiving their university offers this morning.

“These are great results which mean that today our girls are celebrating getting into the most prestigious universities, many of them to study medical, science and language courses.

“They have also proved themselves to be team players having taken part in a multitude of extra curricular activities throughout their time at the college. They are well placed to be the leaders of tomorrow.”

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