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22nd August 2009 A RECORD A LEVEL YEAR AT JOHN KYRLE HIGH SCHOOL
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Record 'A' Level results have established further John Kyrle's pre-eminent role as the provider of the highest quality Sixth Form education in the region. A 100% pass rate at A Level, together with 55% A-B grades and 84% at A-C included success across all subject areas and for individual students including the school's 5 Oxbridge applicants. Departments with extremely high AB grades overall include 100% for Chemistry, 85% for Geography, 83% for Sociology , 75% for English Literature, and 70% for PE. In Mathematics with a third of the Upper Sixth cohort studying the subject, a remarkable 80% of students gained AB grades >>>


Head teacher, Nigel Griffiths and Head of Sixth Form, Rob Wallace with Oxbridge students, Stephan Turner, James Lester, Ros Shepherd (who was also
celebrating her birthday on A Level results day), Jessica Bricknell and Caroline Phelps.

Headteacher, Nigel Griffiths, praised his Students and their parents, staff and governors, saying he was delighted with the continued excellent results. 'This success has been achieved with a sharp focus upon traditional academic 'A' Levels without General Studies. Students' successes have allowed them to access their first-choice university courses across the UK for this September at a time when pressure on University entrants is at an all-time high. The school's successful Oxbridge candidates include Jessica Bricknell who will read Chemistry at Worcester College; Caroline Phelps to read Physiology at St Catherine's College; Stefan Turner to read English Literature at Corpus Christi College and Rosalie Shepherd to read Chemistry at Queen's College. Whilst these students will study at Oxford, the school's Head Boy, James Lester, has been accepted at Girton College, Cambridge to read Natural Sciences.

Other notable student successes include Head Girl, Emma Reith, who will read Philosophy at Reading; Anna Price to read Medical Science at Birmingham; Jack Gray to read Mathematics at Edinburgh; Amy Doughty to read English Literature at Sussex; Tom Davies to read Business at Cardiff; Emily Mutton to read Economics at Bath; Rachel Mason to read Geography at Sheffield; Alice Ancrum to read Business at Cardiff and Alexander Gibson-Forty to read History at Aberystwyth via a Scholarship.

The school was able to celebrate its recent status as a Modern Foreign Language Specialist College with very pleasing results in French, Spanish and German. A number of students will be studying MFL at University, including Josie Cox, Korean at School of Oriental & Asian Studies, London; Cariad Morgan, German Studies, Birmingham and Susanna Netting studying French at Warwick.

Mr Griffiths added, 'In addition to our own students' successes, I am especially pleased to see excellent achievements from students who continue to join us from other schools across Herefordshire, Gloucestershire and Monmouthshire. These results have embedded Ofsted's grading of "Outstanding" and have seen us gain a dividend in our role as Herefordshire's first High Performing Multi-Specialist School. Last year we were in the top 10-15% of schools and colleges as judged by Value Added scores and this year should see us move even higher up this particular table. I am, as ever, ambitious for even more improvements in years to come.' >>>


A Level students gathered at the school on Thursday to collect and discuss their results.

Rob Wallace, Head of Sixth Form identified the key drivers for this continued success. He said, 'Outstanding teaching with a relentless focus upon high standards, coupled with the individual care given to students and the school's close partnership with parents led to these excellent achievements. Students have also been widely involved in sport, music, drama and community service throughout their two years with us. Taken together this further confirms the strength of John Kyrle's Sixth Form experience.'


A Level students gathered at the school on Thursday to collect and discuss their results.
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