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Bexley A star teens celebrate results

PUBLISHED: 10:30 23 August 2010 | UPDATED: 10:30 23 August 2010

Welling School students celebrate their success

Welling School students celebrate their success

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Thousands of teenagers have been celebrating after receiving their A Level results.

Blackfen School A Level results (left to right) Catherine Addy, Claire Harmer, Luke Gilles, Rebecca Cann, Ellie Andrews

Students at Welling school, Elsa Road, Welling received one hundred per cent A to E grades and a few students achieved an A * grade in the first year that the new grade has been introduced for students attaining over 90 percent in their exams.

Nationally, the pass rate rose to a record high of 97.6 per cent with just over eight percent of students receiving the A* grade on Thursday.

Blackfen School, Blackfen Road, Sidcup exceeded the national pass rate with 98 per cent of students at the mixed sixth form gaining a pass and 32 per cent of student receiving A* to B grades.

Teacher Matthew Brown said: “We are justly proud of the achievement of our students in Year 13 at the school.

“The grades achieved are a passport to higher education and future careers. The results have been achieved following a great deal of hard work by students, staff and parents.”

Blackfen school student Nathalie Adkins, 18 of the Broadway, Bexleyheath who received an A* in art, A in media studies and a B in English literature is due to begin a foundation art course at Chelsea College of Art and Design next month.

She said: “I’m pleased with my results.

“I’m lucky because funding for the course is free and if I was a year older it would be so much more expensive.”

Catherine Addy, 18 of Mount Road, Bexleyheath, who achieved an A* grade in drama and two Bs said: “I was starting to doubt whether I was going to get an A. I’m really chuffed to get an A* in the first year that you can get it.It’s great.

“I’m going to travel round Europe and then I’ll re-apply to drama schools.”

Erith school, Avenue Road, in Erith,, enjoyed a two per cent rise in the pass rate from last year with 93 per cent of students gaining A to E grades.

Head teacher Julie Turner said: “We are very proud of our students’ magnificent efforts and we recognise the team work between home, school and the individual student that went into securing them. These are tough times for students and the going can only get tougher.

“Hopefully, next year’s Year 13 will sit up and take note in good time.”

In neighbouring borough Greenwich 98.2 per cent of students passed at grades A* to E and 64.4 per cent achieved A* to C grades.

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