A-LEVEL RESULTS: Stowmarket High School students celebrate exam success

Shante Croft, Eden Cobbald and Rosie Watson fromStowmarket High School pick up their A-Level results ANL-160818-145451001
Shante Croft, Eden Cobbald and Rosie Watson fromStowmarket High School pick up their A-Level results ANL-160818-145451001
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Stowmarket High School headteacher Dave Lee-Allan says he is happy almost all of its A-Level students have gained the qualifications they need.

The school has had a good year with an overall pass rate of 97 per cent with 84 per cent A* to C grades.

Matthew Chappelle, 18, from Stowmarket High School ANL-160818-120300001

Matthew Chappelle, 18, from Stowmarket High School ANL-160818-120300001

Head Dave Lee-Allan said: “We are very happy with the results.

“The students’ performance reflects all the hard work they and staff have put in.

“The volatility in the results that was predicted we have seen in some areas but not across the board.

“Overall we are pleased because almost 100 per cent of students have got the qualifications they need to get to their next destinations.

“That is what important, that they get what they need to get on.”

Matthew Chappelle, 18, from Stowmarket, earned four As in his exams and plans to study business and management studies at the University of Sussex.

“I’m in a bit of shock this morning,” he said. “Two years have gone already and now I’m off to uni.”

Head boy George Howarth, 18, from Stowmarket, earned three Bs and plans to go to drama school in London after spending a year working.

“The drama school wants us to go out and live and experience the world first,” he said.

“I’m going to be doing extra work with an agency, being in the background in TV stuff.

“For all of us getting our results today it is a great relief.”

Friends Shante Croft, Eden Cobbold and Rosie Watson, all 18, also celebrated getting their A-Level results this morning.

Shante and Eden are off to UEA in Norwich to study history while Rosie has earned a place at the recently launched University of Suffolk.