Longridge students celebrate exam success
After anxiously waiting for weeks, most Longridge Towers students had cause for celebration when they received their A Level exam results.
Ninety per cent of students achieved the grades they needed to attend their first choice of university, with 39 per cent to join Russell Group institutions, which comprise the UK’s leading 24 universities.
Students’ interest in continuing their education beyond school continues to be strong in the sciences, and this year Longridge girls bucked the national trend by taking up more places than boys for Medicine, Biology, and Physics degree courses.
This is the first year that the examinations have been set at the end of two years of study and without any modular assessments. Five students took up the opportunity within their A Level courses to take an additional Extended Project Qualification. With projects including fishing in the Whiteadder, regenerative braking and Richard III, all students achieved an A* or A grade. Fifty two per cent of all A Level grades at Longridge were A*-B.
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Jonathan Lee, headmaster, congratulated students on their excellent achievements and said that he was delighted with the diversity of opportunities that students could now take up after school.
He said the students’ successes reflected the hard work they had put in over the last two years and he praised the endeavours of the superb academic and pastoral staff who have worked alongside students and their families.