Bright sparks help schools better the national average in A-level results
August 24, 2012
Bright pupils at three of the borough’s secondary schools achieved a perfect 100 per cent pass rate in this year’s A-level exams.
As hundreds of pupils across the borough found out their grades last Thursday, results show the overall pass rate for borough schools increased by 0.3 per cent from 97.8 per cent in 2011 to 98.1 per cent this year.
The pass rate brings the borough in line with the national average of 98 per cent, but Bracknell’s overall pass rate is still lower than its record high of 99 per cent in 2010.
The borough’s education bosses have congratulated students on their achievements and praised teachers for their hard work.
The number of pupils taking exams in Bracknell Forest increased this year to 374, up from 354 last year, but the average point score for the borough dropped to 739 from 765 in 2011.
This year, pupils at Brakenhale School, Garth Hill College and Sandhurst School all improved on last year’s results and achieved a 100 per cent pass rate.
Sandhurst School achieved the biggest improvement with grades rising by nine per cent.
Edgbarrow School in Crowthorne achieved a 99 per cent pass rate, up one per cent on last year, while Easthampstead Park School maintained its 98 per cent pass rate.
Dr Janette Karklins, director of children, young people and learning at Bracknell Forest Council, said: “It was a delight to visit schools and see so many students overjoyed with their achievements.
“Congratulations to all those young people who have worked so hard to achieve these results.
“There have been many outstanding individual performances.
“We are delighted the pass rate remains so high.
“The achievement of our students is testimony to the high quality of teaching across Bracknell Forest schools.
“We should also thank all those teachers whose hard work and encouragement throughout the academic year has contributed to these successes.”
Councillor Dr Gareth Barnard, executive member for children, young people and learning, added: “Congratulations to all the young people who are celebrating their A-level results.
“I hope they will go on to build on these excellent foundations in their future life and career choices. I wish them all the best for the future.
“With more students taking A-levels in our schools each year, and an exceptional pass rate, it is clear that there is much good work being done in our schools.”