A level joy for Sandwell pupils

Published on 15th August 2013

Pupils in Sandwell were today(THURS) celebrating after notching up another bumper crop of A level results.

They continued the borough's year-on-year rise over the past 11 years.

Cabinet member for children's services Councillor Simon Hackett: "This is really good news for Sandwell.

"All credit to the pupils, staff, parents and carers. They have clearly all worked really hard and they have done the borough proud," he added.

At Wood Green Academy in Wednesbury, there was a 100 per cent pass rate - one per cent up on last year.

A total of 117 pupils sat their A levels and 75 per cent achieved A*-C passes.

Among the top results were:

Ahmedali Tarajia with three A* and an A and Mitchell Titley with an A* and three A's.

Mohammed Rahman got three A's as did Thomas Taylor and Jessica Melia.

Lotifa Begum got  A* and two A's.

Principal Pank Patel said: "I am delighted with these results. You cannot get better than a 100 per cent pass rate."

Over at Perryfields High in Oldbury, head Dai Meredith said he was delighted with a 100 per cent pass rate by the 30 pupils who took their A levels.

There was a 58 per cent pass rate of pupils achieving A*-C.

"We only started A levels a few years ago and we made an decision to concentrate on traditional core subjects so these results are excellent," added Mr Meredith.

 In Great Barr, Q3 Academy upped their pass rate to 98.5 per cent.

 Principal Caroline Badyal said: "Obviously it would have been nice to get a 100 per cent pass rating, but even so there has been a considerable improvment on last year which is pleasing."

At Ormiston Forge Academy in Cradley Heath,Principal Andrew Burns said: "We have over 300 students in a very large school sixth form and we have had another set of excellent results.

"Half of students left with three or more A Levels, 68% 2 or more and 99% with 1 or more A Level equivalents.

"The progress made by our students in the sixth form is outstanding yet again.

Among the notable results were:Daniel Baggott with an A and three B's;Truly Bishop A* A and a B; Ryan Burgess  two A's and a B and Jessica Price, A and two B's. 

Three girls achieved the equivalent of three A* grades in health and social care -  Danni Dyke, Gemma Magson and Zoe Stokes.