A-levels: Bishop Stopford School, Kettering

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A high proportion of grades awarded to Bishop Stopford students were once again at A* or A, with an overall pass rate of 100 per cent.

This maintains the tradition of high performance in a large sixth form, which this year has enabled nearly all students to take up their preferred places at universities, apprenticeships or work.

Many students were successful in securing places at Russell Group universities, with others also securing prestigious apprenticeships or work in areas such as the Foreign Office and the banking sector.

Headteacher Margaret Holman said: “At a time when teachers are facing unprecedented change at all key stages, it is particularly pleasing that our students have achieved so highly across a wide range of challenging academic subjects.

“It is even more pleasing to see the improvements last year in achievement being built on in 2016.

“As ever, this is always one of the most enjoyable days of the school year, and we wish all Year 13 students well as they move on from these very strong foundations.”

Subjects which performed particularly highly were:

Art - 63 per cent A*-B

Biology - 64 per cent A*-B

Chemistry - 63 per cent A*-B

History - 60 per cent A*-B

Geology - 55 per cent A*-B

Mathematics - 75 per cent A*-B

Further Maths - 100 per cent A*-B

Music - 75 per cent A*-B

Physics - 56 per cent A*-B

Politics - 64 per cent A*-B

Psychology - 53 per cent A*- B

Spanish - 85 per cent A*-B