A level results day
10:17am Thursday 16th August 2012 in News
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- Teenagers will receive their A-Levels results today
- All the results from across Epsom
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St John’s School, Epsom Road, in Leatherhead, have released this year's A-Level results.
A and A* = 45%
A*- C = 97%
A*- E = 100%
115 pupils took the exam - 30 achieved three A grades or better.
The percentage of grades awarded at A* - B was 81%, up from 74% last year.
Out of a total of 115 pupils taking A level, Headmaster, Martin Collier, said: “These excellent results stand as testament to the efforts of the pupils and the dedication of the staff. "
High flying sixth form student Thomas Payne achieves three A*s.
Rosebery School, Whitehorse Drive, Epsom, have now submitted their results.
A*- A 32.2 per cent
A*- C 84.5 per cent
A*- E 99.7 per cent
No of pupils 126
Eighteen students managed to get at least straight A grades
A spokesman for the school said: "We are thrilled with our outstanding results, the best ever."
Although girls have continued to outperform boys for getting A grades - this year saw boys narrowly ahead of girls at achieving the highest A* grades - 8 per cent compared with 7.9 per cent.
However, despite a minor fall in A and A* results there has been an increase in the overall pass rate which has risen for the 30th year in succession
For the first time in 20 years there has been a fall in the proportion of A-level grades awarded an A or A*.
Early indications show that this summer's results have dipped slightly by just 0.4 per cent.
This summer 26.6 per cent of A-level entries achieved the top two grades - down from 27 per cent last year.
This year's group of school leavers will be the first who could face tuition fees of up to £9,000 a year for their university education.
The admission service, Ucas, has announced 357,915 students have been accepted for courses this year - down 7 per cent compared to last year.
But 79,000 applicants across the country are still awaiting decisions, while more than 10,000 students have already applied for places through clearing.