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Bexley schools celebrate A-Level results success

PUBLISHED: 12:24 18 August 2014 | UPDATED: 12:24 18 August 2014

Students at Beths Grammar School.

Students at Beths Grammar School.

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Thousands of A-level students across the country opened their exam results with nerves and trepidation last week.

University of Greenwich clearing hotlines were busy. Picture: Phil WeedonUniversity of Greenwich clearing hotlines were busy. Picture: Phil Weedon

Thankfully, most were happy with what they saw and were thrilled to have secured places at universities of their choice.

Students at Beths Grammar School in Hartford Road, Bexley, were delighted with the results they achieved this year.

Teachers were proud of the excellent results with the four top achievers receiving A* grades across the board.

James Conybear and Ben Huggon achieved a further A at A-level and Nathan Hammond also achieved two A’s at AS to accompany his four A*s.

Nathan’s twin brother Lewis was another top achiever with four A’s and one A* along with two A’s at AS.

A further six students achieved two or three A* grades and 56 per cent of all A- levels were A* to B.

Other schools across Bexley were thrilled with the fantastic grades.

Cabinet member for education, Cllr John Fuller, said: “Our students have outshone themselves. I say it time and time again but these results actually show just how fantastic Bexley schools really are!

“The picture from across the borough so far illustrates an increase in our young people obtaining their first choice university places and it’s all down to their diligence and commitment. I congratulate them all and wish them the very best for the future.”

One of the highlights this year was Bexleyheath Academy in Woolwich Road, Bexleyheath, where grades took a massive leap and 39 pc of students received A* to A grades, a jump from 28 pc last year.

Across the whole academy 99.5 pc of students received A* to E grades.

Welling School in Elsa Road also reported its overall percentage of grades was 100 pc A* to E, with 73.6 pc of students achieving at least one top A* to B grade or on an equivalent Level 3 course.

Welling School headteacher, Diane Khanna, said: “The results this year are once again testimony to the dedication and hard work of both staff and students.”

For those who didn’t get the results that they had been planning for, clearing hotlines at Greenwich University opened. Within a new hours they had received more than 4,000 calls – a record and, overall, about 10 pc busier than the same period last year.

Students who may need help applying for university places through clearing can also contact the UCAS helpline on 0371 468 0 468 or visit ucas.com

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