Students at Stroud High School have received their A-level results today with more than half of the entries awarded an A*-A grade.
A total of 18 students across the year group achieved a full set of A* grades at A-Level, with a total of 27% of entries being awarded the highest grade. 58 % of all entries were at A*-A grade and over 54% of students had a set of A-level grades more than AAB.
This has enabled many students to attend their first choice of University including six students who will now take up their places at Oxford and Cambridge in October.
Headteacher Mark McShane said: “There are few more exciting mornings in school than when our Sixth Formers find out how they have performed in their exams.
“There is no doubt that the pandemic has defined so much of the past few years, but I do not want it to cast a shadow over the celebration of the achievements of our Y13 students.
“Today has been about what staff, students and parents have all made possible, and it has been inspiring to see how the students and staff have collectively responded over the past two years. The students have been a truly exceptional year group and I am thrilled for them that they have received the results their efforts merit.
“Special mention must go to our students heading off to Art college and creative courses. They come from a cohort where every student who took Fine Art A-Level achieved an A* grade – simply stunning.”
Students are taking up places in a wide range of universities and courses ranging from medicine and engineering to courses related to criminology, fashion design, languages and psychology as well as more traditional subjects such as history, English literature and apprenticeships with companies such as Dyson.