Around 400 Manx students await A level results

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If you're an A Level student you can apply through clearing from results day

Cowbridge Comprehensive School students are celebrating much deserved success in today's A-Level, AS-Level, BTEC and Welsh Baccalaureate results.

Executive headteacher Laurence Reilly said: "We are obviously pleased that our Year 13 students have again achieved a 100 per cent pass rate at A-level, but it is the significant increase in A* to A grades to 33 per cent and the fact that over half the grades (52 per cent) were A* to B that is particularly pleasing".

The Department is advising all students to collect their results in person and have their UCAS letters and numbers with them if they are planning to go to university. I am really proud to be going to the University of Oxford to study materials science in October.

Another star student is Morgan Ozuzu, who has overcome the barriers of his autism diagnosis to take up a place on a physics degree course at Newcastle University.

The process into the new system has been much more stable than I expected.

He is off to study Accounting and Finance, with a year in Business at Royal Holloway University in London.

The rise in the attainment of A and A* grades at A-Level is a welcome one, with boys outperforming their female peers at achieving them for the first time since 1999. Olivia said: "I'm still in shock but I'm so happy".

Varndean's arts department enjoyed a fine year, with a 100 per cent pass rate from 177 students across five courses.

Last minute help is on hand for Manx students who don't quite get the grades they're hoping for today (Thu). This was partly due to the support and guidance given to them by the school, and due to their hard work, so well done to them.

Nigel added: "In less than a year, the sixth form has quickly established itself as a highly-prized centre for academic learning that has already produced some exceptionally talented students who are now set for higher education". Our vocational students have achieved superb marks in their professional and technical courses, and the opening of our specialist £29million City Campus facility last September has played an integral role in nurturing the skills of these young people.

"Clearly, high quality teaching lies behind these stunning results, but we also interview every prospective student individually with parents/carers in attendance, to ensure that there is the best possible chance of success over the two important years in our sixth form. I would like to pass on my congratulations to all the students at Trafford College, and wish them well for the future".

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