ALLEYNE’S High School in Stone saw many students get about 30 UCAS points more than last year’s average, giving them a massive boost to get into their favourite universities.
Head teacher Karen Lockett told the Newsletter the average point score per student had increased significantly this year.
She added: “The average point score per entry has also increased by one third.
“We just started the vocational courses this year and we’ve had a lot of distinctions and distinction stars in things like business studies, science and health and social care.
“The school has done very well and we’ve definitely got more As this year. About 98% of students got into their chosen university, which is an increase on last year.”
Tom Poundall, 18, achieved three A*s and two As and will be going to the University of Nottingham to study medicine.
He said: “I was hoping to get the A*s and I’m really pleased. I found maths exams a lot harder at A-Level.”
Peter Riley, 18, and Eric Rushton, 18, are both going to the University of Warwick to study maths. Peter said: “We both got three A*s and one A. I was surprised at the A* in further maths and physics.”
Dan Betts, 18, is off to Staffordshire University to study computer games design. He said: “I needed 280 UCAS points to get into university and I got 340.”
Jess Smith, 17, is doing an apprenticeship in marketing at Smart Marketing Works. She said: “I got a double distinction star and a B in ICT. I was very shocked but pleased.”