A level successes in Sandwell
Published on 16th August 2012
Sandwell pupils were today celebrating another bumper crop of A level results.
At Wood Green Academy in Wednesbury there was a 99 per cent pass rate which delighted principal Pank Patel. He said: "92 pupils took the A levels and the results were on par with what we have come to expect at Wood Green. "They are very pleasing and reflect the constant hard work that goes on here." Among the top results were: Jessica Lambie with 3A* and a B; Abdullah Hans 2A*,A; Jessica Hill A*,A,B; Emily Bennett 3As, B; Sonal Patel A*, A, B and Raihannah Aswat 3As. Over at Perryfields High in Oldbury headteacher Dai Meredith said they were celebrating a 99 per cent pass rate. He said: "This is particularly pleasing because with have only had a sixth-form for a couple of years. "Only 20 pupils sat the exams but the results are very encouraging and, from my point of view, what is even more pleasing is that there has been consistency right across the subject range." In Cradley Heath, Ormiston Forge Academy, had 150 pupils taking their A levels who recorded a 99 per cent pass rate. Among their top results were Emma Burton A*, 3As, B; Jacob Hickman A*, A, B and Paige Danks 3As. Principal Andrew Burns said: "These are great results and I congratulate all involved in achieving this." At Q3 Academy in Great Barr, 42 pupils took A levels and they got an overall 98 per cent pass rate. Cabinet member for children and families Councillor Bob Badham said: "Once again it seems our pupils have done the borough proud. I congratulate them all and it should be remembered that this has come just weeks after the borough's best-ever Key Stage 2 results. "Education in Sandwell is improving year-on-year and has been for the last 10 years. But we must not get complacent or rest on our laurels. "Education in the modern world is more important than ever and we must keep pressing for more and more improvements." Last month it was revealed that in provisional figures released primary children notched up the borough's best ever results in exam tests for 11 year olds. This comes on the back of Sandwell being rated the fourth most improved authority in the Key Stage 2 tests last year. In the provisional figures more Sandwell children than ever have reached the expected level in both English and Maths. At more than a five per cent increase, the improvement in results is also the biggest year-on-year improvement ever recorded for Sandwell primary schools. And education chiefs expect that when results are published by the DFE in September, it will show that the results are more than four per cent above last year's national average.