Perfect pass rate for Robert Smyth as school celebrates its best-ever A-level results

Students celebrating their A-level results at Robert Smyth Academy

Students celebrating their A-level results at Robert Smyth Academy

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The best set of A-level results in the school’s history has been achieved by Market Harborough’s Robert Smyth Academy students this year.

Students and staff at the Burnmill Road school had plenty to smile about this morning (Thursday) as they celebrated the school’s best-ever A-level results.

Students celebrating their A-level results at Robert Smyth Academy

Students celebrating their A-level results at Robert Smyth Academy

The 2016 results showed further improvement on 2014 which put the academy in The Times’ Top 500 Schools list.

With an outstanding 100 per cent pass rate, over a quarter of the grades were at A* or A, more than a half were A*-B and 80 per cent were A*-C.

The impressive results were registered across a range of subjects, including what the school called ‘outstanding achievement’ in textiles, music technology, music and maths, where over half of the students achieved A* or As.

There were also excellent results in further maths, English, physics, chemistry, sociology and geography.

Students celebrating their A-level results at Robert Smyth Academy

Students celebrating their A-level results at Robert Smyth Academy

Robert Smyth’s principal Sue Jones said “We are absolutely delighted by outcomes at both A and AS-level this year. These record results are further confirmation of the strength and quality of Robert Smyth’s high-performing sixth-form. “Students and staff have worked extremely hard to achieve these excellent results and it is so rewarding to see their efforts come to fruition.

“With A-level results such as these, students have such a lot to celebrate and can now look forward to the next exciting stage of their lives as they begin courses at their university of choice.

“With such pleasing results across the board it is difficult to pick out individual success stories. However, there were, once again this year, many examples of outstanding performance. Huw Williams gained an impressive four A* grades and Christina Illson gained three A* grades to secure her place to study veterinary medicine at Edinburgh University.

“I am extremely proud of all our students and wish them every success in their future studies.”

Students celebrating their A-level results at Robert Smyth Academy

Students celebrating their A-level results at Robert Smyth Academy

A total of 12 students achieved A* or A grades in all their subjects.