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A-Level results day: ​Alleyne's High School

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: August 14, 2014

  • Peter Riley, 18, and Eric Rushton, 18.

  • Dan Betts, 18.

  • Tom Poundall, 18.

  • Jess Smith, 17.

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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.

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“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.”

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