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Wirral A-level results live blog
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- Wirral students are finally finding out those crucial A Level results today.
- Our photographers are out and about catching those all-important moments
- Let us know how you get on by tweeting us @WIRRALGLOBENEWS or use hashtag #WirralResultsDay
St Anselm's are celebrating their "best ever" year in their 80-year history.
The school saw an overall 100% pass rate. Headteacher Simon Duggan said: “This has been one of our best ever year groups, both academically and in their contribution to the extra-curricular life of the college.
"These students were impressive role models for younger students and excellent ambassadors for the college.”
Sixth formers in West Cheshire have once again maintained the borough’s high standards of A-level success.
Provisional figures revealed today indicate that a total of 2,155 students from 15 schools, academies and colleges have scored an average pass rate of over 97% - in line with comparable national figures.
Almost 8% of students in the borough achieved higher grade A* passes - an increase of nearly two percentage points on provisional results released at this time last year.
Similar increases have also been seen at A and B grade passes.
This bucks the national trend where results at the highest grades have fallen slightly.
BIRKENHEAD school headmaster John Clarke with students. Picture: Vince Clegg / Creative Photography
BIRKENHEAD Sixth Form students Lucy Mae Brown, Kelly Minton, Wendy Hewitt and Anika Qureshi celebrate their A Level results. Picture: Vince Clegg / Creative Photography.
STUDENTS from Wallasey School pupils celebrating their A Level results.
Left to right: James Bibby, Ryan Moroney, Michael Gordon and Charlie Whitfield. Picture: Vince Clegg / Creative Photography
Among the high achievers at Calday Grange Grammar School was head boy Matthew Kemp who got four A* grades with successes coming from Callum Pryer, Conor Flanagan and James Quirk.
Headteacher Mark Rodaway said: “The staff and Governors would like to congratulate all of the students for their marvellous effort and achievement and we wish them all the best for the future.”
WEATHERHEAD headteacher Neil Dyment with successful A-Level students Rebecca, Hannah, Alice, Christine, Laura, Hanne, and Olivia. Picture: Vince Clegg / Creative Photography.
MOSSLANDS students Owen Hyland and Alex Segar celebrate their results.
Owen got and A star, 2 As and B. Alex Segar took Maths year early and gained A star. Picture: Vince Clegg / Creative Photography.
Provisional results from Wirral’s maintained schools, academies and sixth form colleges show that almost half of all A- levels were passed at grades A*-B.
In this year’s examinations 49% of A level examination achieved top grades A*-B – inline with 2012 (49.7%)
The overall pass rate in 2013 is 97.4% in line with the national picture of 98%.
Councillor Tony Smith, Wirral’s cabinet member for children’s services, said: ‘We are still collating results, but the emerging picture is very promising and a testament to the hard work of pupils and staff.
"A-levels are very demanding. The students who are getting their results today can be proud with their achievements.
"I would like to congratulate all those who have achieved the results they need today, and wish them the best for the future.
"I would also urge those who may be disappointed to seek the support they need promptly.’
Julia Hassall, director of children’s services, said: "A-levels are a real test, and that makes results day a nerve wracking occasion for young people.
"Getting the grades they need to progress is a huge achievement. I would like to congratulate all of our students, and wish them the very best for the future."
In all, more than 2,000 students sat A-level and their equivalent exams this year.
A WIRRAL girlfriend and boyfriend are off to study at Oxford University after getting ten A Levels between them.
Ben Sanders and Emily Langshaw, both 18, celebrated the news after picking up their results today.
Ben, from Ellesmere Port, attended Wirral Grammar School For Boys. He got three A stars in history, maths and economics, and an A in history.
He is off to study politics and economics at Brasenose college.
Emily, from Spital, took her exams at Wirral Grammar School. She got 2 A*s, an A an two Bs and is set to read French and Spanish at Hertford College, Oxford.
Ben said: “It’s great that we’re both going to Oxford. It’s an exciting time and we’re looking forward to our studies.”
12:32pm Thu 15 Aug 13
Well done to all those,I just hope that it isn't demeaned by a politician arguing about standards.
These pupils have worked very hard and deserve every accolade.
Wirral Grammar School for Girls head girl Elle Mackenzie and Natalie Carpenter open their results with headteacher Elaine Cogan.
Elle is set to study Law at Cambridge University while Natalie plans to study Medicine at Birmingham.
St John Plessington Catholic College have seen an overall pass rate of 99%, with 50% of students scoring gardes A* - B.
Headteacher Tom Quinn said: "It’s been another great year for A Level results at SJP - congratulations to all students on their achievements; to the teachers who inspire them and parents who support them.
"I wish the students every success in their well chosen paths. These results are further testimony to Ofsted's judgement in May of this year that "the students are the jewels in the crown of this outstanding college."
BHSA A-level results even higher than last year! 100% pass rate and 100% applicants to university gained places!
Weatherhead head teacher Neil Dyment said: "I am absolutely delighted with these results.
"It has been a very rewarding day to see so many of our young people achieve their ambitions.
"The governors would like to thank all staff for their hard work and support that has led to these achievements.
"And congratulations go out to all our students."
Among the top point scorers at Hilbre are Gary Shakespeare, Sophie Bullen, Jack Rowan, Nathan Smith, Matthew Morris, Kiya Langley, Fiona McGeoch, James Gooding, Liam Martin and Georgina Allison.
Nearly 140 Weatherhead students secured places at the university of their choice and some top point scorers are:
Rebecca Dennis - A* A* A B (English Literature; Fine Art; Mathematics; History) going to Lancaster University to read Mathematics.
Hannah Thurlow – A* A* A (Mathematics; Sport/PE; Further Mathematics) going to Liverpool University to read Mathematics .
Alice Lucking – A* A A B (Biology; Chemistry; Mathematics; Psychology) going to Birmingham University to read Medicine.
Christine Duncan – A* A A (English Literature; Geography; Psychology) going to Liverpool University to read English.
Louise Evans – A* A A (English Literature; Geography; Spanish) going to Manchester University to read English and Spanish.
Olivia Stowell-Smith – A* A A (Sport/PE; Geography; Sociology) going to Loughborough University to study Sport and Exercise Science.
Rebecca Benson – A* A B (Mathematics; Further Mathematics; Physics) going to Surrey University to read Mathematics.
Emily Moore –A* A B (English Literature; Fine Art; English Language) going to Manchester University to study Architecture.
Hannah Simmons – A* A B – English Literature; Religious Studies; History) going to Lancaster University to read English Literature.
Laura Cook – A A A C (Art & Design Photography; English Literature; Mathematics; Further Mathematics) going to Liverpool John Moores University to read Zoology.
Students and staff at Hilbre High School Humanities College are celebrating success in post–16 results this year; the results reflect positively on the opportunities offered by the school to a wide range of students of all abilities.
Principal Jan Levenson said “These results give cause for celebration and we are all proud of the successes which we have seen in our post-16 examination performance this year.
"There is a terrific working atmosphere in our Sixth Form and I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all of our students on their achievements and to thank my team of dedicated teachers and support staff who have worked very hard to support and encourage our students in gaining these results”.
Weatherhead High School is celebrating another record year with excellent results today for its A-level students.
With close to 100% pass rate for all students (A*- E), over 79% achieved grades of A*-C of which 49% achieved top scoring A*-B grades.
Weatherhead’s results, as the second biggest Sixth Form in the county, reflect its status as an Ofsted graded ‘outstanding’ school.
Oldershaw Academy's headteacher Steven Peach says he's thrilled with this year's 95% pass rate...
High flyers at Wirral Grammar School for Boys included Haydn Lloyd who picked up an amazing FIVE A* grades and an A while classmates Adam Knott, Ben Sanders, Chris Wiles and George Wilkinson who all achieved at least four passes at A*. Congratulations!
Birkenhead Sixth Form College students celebrate an overall pass rate of 99%. Principal Kathryn Podmore says: "The staff and I would like to congratulate all the students on their achievements.
"Once again the results have been excellent across the board and reflect the hard work of the students and everyone at the college."
Birkenhead High School student Frances Staples with her Physics teacher Phil de Middelaer. She is going to study Cosmology at Lancaster University.
Official show a record number of students have been accepted on to university courses.
As of midnight, 385,910 applicants had been accepted by UK universities and colleges - 31,600 more than at the same point last year, a rise of 9%.
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In total, 26.3% of entries scored an A or A* this year, down from 26.6% in 2012 - a drop of 0.3%.
It is believed to be the second biggest fall in the history of A-levels.
National figures showthat that the proportion of A-levels awarded at least an A grade has fallen for the second year in a row...
Birkenhead High School Academy are celebrating a 100% pass rate...well done, girls!
Neston High School headteacher says a "record number" of students entered their courses this year.
Around 300,000 students in England, Wales and Northern Ireland will be nervously heading to school this morning to pick up their grades. Last summer, the proportion of students nationally scoring at least an A grade fell for the first time in more than 20 years.
These a levels will not make any difference but I'm gonna pick them up with a chance the Wirral globe will be there to take my picture #fame— @megbroad95 15 August 2013
Exam results today....feel sick.— @wirral_riddler_ 15 August 2013
RT @WirralGov: Best of luck to all our Wirral students receiving their results today.— @Big_Heritage 15 August 2013
Birkenhead School is celebrating another successul year with 85% of results being grades A* - B. 95% of students at the inependent school are now heading off to university.
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