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Top results for A Level students in Basingstoke
IT WAS another bumper year at Queen Mary’s College (QMC) as hundreds of students opened their results envelopes this morning to find they had passed their AS and A Levels.
The results for students at the college in Cliddesden Road were the best ever, with nearly 100 per cent of pupils passing their A Levels and 90 per cent passing AS Levels.
Overall, 73 per cent of all A Level results at QMC were A* to C grades. Stephen Sheedy , principal at the college, said: “I’m very pleased.”
Nationally the overall pass rate rose again for the 30th consecutive year, but there was a decline in the number of A* and A grades for the first time in more than two decades.
Students collecting their A Level results this morning will be the first intake to face the university tuition fee rise of up to £9,000.
Admissions service UCAS said that 357,915 students have been accepted for university courses this year, which is down seven per cent on last year.
Mr Sheedy told The Gazette he believes some students will be put off by the fee rise.
Read his comments in next Monday’s Gazette where there will also be more on the AS and A Level results, including a story about a brave young Basingstoke woman who overcame a personal battle to achieve top grades.