Rotherham A-Level results

Published Thursday, 13th August 2015
Girl reading in class
Girl reading in class

Students across Rotherham have received their A-Level examination results today.

Students across Rotherham have received their A-Level examination results today.

Overall results have shown an increase in the national pass rate to 98.1%. However, Rotherham’s overall pass rate is 99.4%, an increase of 0.8%, meaning the borough remains 1.3% above the national average.

There were some significant performances among Rotherham schools including Maltby Academy and Swinton Community School who both achieved an equivalent pass rate of a perfect 100%, an increase of 1.9% and 0.6% respectively from last year.

Aston Academy achieved an equivalent pass rate of 99.6% and Dinnington Comprehensive hit 99.7%.

Brinsworth Comprehensive equivalent pass rate is 99.2%, an increase by 0.7% from last year, Wath Comprehensive, who increased by 1.4% to 99.1% and Wales High School has increased by 0.4% to 99.8%.

Among those general figures there were also a number of individual success stories at schools around the borough, including Wales High School pupils Luke Miller and Ashleigh Wier, both with 4A*, and their fellow students Matthew Balance, Chantelle Kelwick and Jack Trench with 3A*.

Thomas Collier Taylor from Wath Comprehensive received 4A*.

Wickersley School and Sports College pupils Umamah Yusufi, was awarded 3A*, 2A and her fellow pupils, Jennifer Massingham and Shirley Ngan, both achieved 3A* and 1A.

Daniel Reynolds and Olivia Elsey from Aston Academy received 2A*, 2A and A* and 2A respectively.

Thomas Symms and Eddie O'Toole of Maltby Academy were also standouts of note with 2A*, 2A and 2A*, A respectively.

Deputy Leader of Rotherham Council, Councillor Gordon Watson, said: "Congratulations to our young people who received their examination results today.

“There are certainly a number of exceptional results this year and, overall, it’s been a remarkable achievement by our schools and their pupils across the board to attain these marks.

"Clearly these results are the culmination of years of hard work, dedication, outstanding teaching and students who are keen to succeed. 

"Equally, A-Level results day can be difficult for those students who haven’t had the results that they hoped for.

"For those few, the good news is, our schools and colleges are well equipped to help them achieve their goals. I would urge them to talk to their teachers about how they can move their education forward as soon as possible.

"Again, my congratulations to all of our young people and their families. I’ve no doubt that there will be celebrations across Rotherham in the next few days."