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A-Level results in the Boston area

By RSloper_ST  |  Posted: August 14, 2014

  • Boston College

  • Boston Grammar School

  • Giles Academy, Old Leake

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Students across the Boston area got their A-level results today.

Boston Grammar School has enjoyed "record results" in this year's A-levels, with a 98 per cent pass rate and 26 per cent of those at A* and A grades.

John McHenry, principal at Boston Grammar School, said: "The hard work and conscientious efforts of students and their teachers deserve to be recognised and commended."

Student Alice Stacey achieved five A* grades in maths, further maths, physics, chemistry and psychology and will go on to study at Imperial College in London.

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Another success story from Boston Grammar School is Adam Fountain, who has secured a place at the University of Cambridge to study natural sciences by achieving two A* grades and two A grades.

Adam said: "I'm really chuffed, but the hard work begins now- I have a massive reading list to get through over the summer but I always work hard and play hard, so I'll be going out tonight to celebrate."

Boston High School A-level results saw a 100 per cent pass rate, with a "record number" of students being accepted at their first or second choice universities.

Student Jasmine Clark achieved two A grades and one B grade to secure her place at Arts University Bournemouth to study costume design.

She said: "I'm amazed with the results, I'm just so happy that I've done better than expected."

Boston College has enjoyed a 100 per cent pass rate among its 40 A-level students.

Tom Edwards,

the program area manager for A-levels at Boston College, said: "We're very happy, it's a definite improvement on last year and it's a jump up from the previous couple of years.

"Going forward, we just have to consolidate this and continue doing what we're doing to help people get onto their first choice of programs at university.

"Our job is to broaden their horizons and encourage them to go further in life. I've been here for three years and this is the first time we've seen a pass rate like this so I'm very proud."

Boston College student, Mamun Choudhury achieved an A* in economics and has now been accepted onto the accounting and finance program at Leicester's De Montfort University.

He said: "I was so shocked- I wasn't confident about my results at all but I'm so happy now."

Sam Pell, head of sixth form at Giles Academy in Old Leake said: "The school is very pleased with the A-level and BTEC results this year.

"The students have all worked very hard and to get the results that they needed."

Giles Academy student Liam Young achieved three distinction grades in his extended diploma in engineering, which has secured him a place on an apprenticeship with British Aerospace Systems.

Liam made it to one of only 12 places on the apprenticeship which received around 800 applications.

He said: "I was the first person at Giles Academy to do this course.

"Mr Davidson has done a lot to help me over this course, I'm over the moon about my results."

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