Students at LVS Ascot celebrated an increase in A* grades amongst their A-level results, rising to 5.7% from 4.6% last year. The school’s overall pass rate was 98.3%, surpassing the national average of 97.6%.
LVS Ascot, which topped the table for student progress at A-level in 2017 amongst the thirteen schools and colleges in Bracknell Forest, again saw a high level of progress amongst students. This was particularly the case in economics, history and philosophy with improvement of over half a grade per student based on their expected grades when they began A-levels.
Headline figures are:
- Grade A* – B results – 39.4%
- Grade A* – C results – 67.9%
- Overall pass rate A* – E – 98.3%
- 60 students took A-level and BTEC exams
Riley Thrower is celebrating winning a prestigious sponsored degree with Santander in London, having passed a seven-stage interview process which over 10,000 people applied for. Having made it to the final 48, he subsequently was awarded one of only a handful of level 7 apprenticeships in corporate investment banking. Riley, who joined LVS Ascot on a sports scholarship, enjoyed results including an A in graphics and a B in business studies and his mother Amanda Thrower said: “Having joined in Year 7 Riley has developed a really strong work ethic at LVS Ascot. He has a great relationship with his teachers which has really helped, and has taken every opportunity that the school has provided him with which has turned him into a very assured individual.”
George Alcock, 18, received A*AB and will be going to Newcastle University to study Business Management, whilst Head Boy Oliver Bonnett is going to study Product Design at Bournemouth University.
Alex Hill was accompanied to collect his results by parents Chris and Sarah Hill, who met when they were both pupils at LVS and have now put all four of their children through the school. Alex, who has devised, produced and starred in his own stage productions at LVS Ascot, received three Bs and will now go on to drama school. His father Chris, who returned with Sarah to LVS Ascot for the annual alumni event in June, said: “It is 17 years now since we put our first child into LVS Ascot. Matt now runs his own business in London, Emma is a teacher and Jonny is studying at Perth University in Australia. We love that whilst there is an academic focus there is also so much focus on character development at LVS Ascot – creating confident, well rounded individuals. It has a real community feel to it, and the teachers have all found a way to work with Alex who is very much his own person.”
“The first year of results under the A-level reforms has proven to be, as expected, very difficult for students with a drop nationally in the overall pass rate and the proportion of students achieving grade C or above. We are delighted that despite this, LVS Ascot’s proportion of A* results has risen, and that our students have stood up well in the face of a more demanding challenge.”
Christine Cunniffe, LVS Ascot Principal