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30th Nov, 2021

A level joy for Malvern and Worcester students

CELEBRATIONS were on the timetable for many Worcester and Malvern students as the nervous wait for A-Level results came to an end.

Exam results were revealed with students discovering whether they had secured the grades they needed to progress to life at university.

The pandemic saw all A-Level exams axed meaning the grades received on Tuesday (August 10) were based on in-school assessments.

Because of the pandemic, education chiefs at Worcestershire County Council supported by Worcestershire Children First have undertaken not to collect and publish school level data.

As a result, schools across the city were not required to release results for students and the school overall.

Staff at Christopher Whitehead Language College and Sixth Form shared images of students celebrating and a message which read: “Some super results! We’re so proud of you all”

Another strong set of results were produced at Worcester Sixth Form College while all students at Dyson Perrins in Malvern achieved the required grades to progress to their first choice destinations.

Malvern St James Girls’ School pupils have attained results to be incredibly proud of and the vast majority will be heading off to their first-choice university and course.

A total of 43 per cent of grades awarded were A*, 75 per cent were A*-A, 90 per cent are A*-B and 98 per cent at A*-C.

Headmistress Olivera Raraty said: “We need to remember that young people everywhere have worked incredibly hard for these grades against a background of tremendous national uncertainty.”

RGS Worcester students walked away with an impressive set of results following a truncated year in school because of Covid.

Headmaster John Pitt said it was ‘fantastic’ to see students celebrating after what he described a ‘challenging year’.

“They have done so well and we so very proud of them and the teachers who have done so much to support them.”

Usually A-level results are released mid-to-late August, but the important data has been moved forward slightly this year to allow students more time to appeal results.

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