Students celebrate A-Level results across Dunstable

Sixth formers at Manshead celebrate after months of hard work
Sixth formers at Manshead celebrate after months of hard work

Pupils from across Dunstable jumped for joy this morning after a nervy wait for thier A-Level results.

As much as 26% of grades at Manshead School Sixth form were at A/A* or equivalent, the percentage of students achieving A*-B grades is at an impressive 44%.

Among the most successful students are Adam Howes (three A*, one A and one B), Bethany Angella (one A* and four A grades), Annie Newton (one A*, three As and one B), David Bacon (one A* and three As) and Tegan Turner (three As and two Bs).

There was also great success for students picking up BTEC results and among them were Lauren Blanchard (three distinction*), Ben Marshall (two distinction* and one distinction), Regan Kerwick (two distinction* and a distinction) and Megan Benson (one distinction* and two distinctions).

Headteacher Jim Parker told the Gazette: “We are proud of the results our students have achieved.

“The students deserve great credit for the effort and determination they showed in achieving such impressive results this year.

“In the face of greater competition for places from universities and employers the students here at Manshead have again responded to this challenge by achieving excellent results.

He added: “Perhaps most importantly the success enjoyed by the students at Manshead sixth form means that they have secured their university places and employment opportunities.”

Queensbury Academy also posted impressive A-Level results as approximately one third of grades were A*-B.

The school’s A-Level pass rate has also increased 97%.

Kaya Thanky (one A*, one A and one B), Melissa Chin (one A*, two Bs), Imogen Guild (one A and two Bs), Emma Myring (one A and two Bs) and Polina Prokofyeva (one A and two Bs) were among the most successful Queensbury pupils.

Principal Olly Button said: “We wish all our Sixth Formers success with their continuing studies and thank our staff for their hard work and relentless commitment to ensuring that every student achieves their very best.”