Joy for Thomas Clarkson Academy as number of A-Level students claiming A* to B grades soars

Thomas Clarkson Academy student Brodie Wedge celebrates his results which have earned him a place at

Thomas Clarkson Academy student Brodie Wedge celebrates his results which have earned him a place at the University of East Anglia. - Credit: Archant

Thomas Clarkson Academy students are celebrating after receiving their A-Level results.

The average grade achieved this year was a C+, with the percentage of students securing A* to B grades soaring by a massive 24 per cent from 57 to 81.

AS results also improved drastically, with 87 per cent of students achieving A* to E grades compared to last year’s percentage of 66.

Principal Clare Claxton said: “There has been year-on-year improvements since 2014 when Thomas Clarkson took on responsibility for its own sixth form and is a great testament to the hard work of both staff and students.

“Good grades were spread across many subjects but there were notable successes in Maths, Performing Arts and Sport.”

Brodie Wedge was just one of the successful students, getting an A* in Maths, an A in Further Maths and a D in Physics.

He will go on to study Maths at the University of East Anglia next month.

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He said: “It has been hard work as the Maths course was all exam based, but I am thrilled with my results.”

Albert Smith will be also realising his dream and studying marine biology at The University of Essex.

He said: “I am so thrilled as this course is one of the best of its kind in the country.”

Casey Ward is set to study PE and Sport at university after getting her target grades, and Ellie May Cullen and Bethany Edwards are both off to Lincoln University to study Sociology.

Bethany said: “I am so happy. I logged onto UCAS this morning and saw that I had been accepted to my course but I wanted to get my results in case it was a glitch!”

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