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A-Levels: Bury St Edmunds County Upper School

A-Level results pictures from Bury St Edmunds.    Claire Saunders and Nicola Saunders from County Upper.

A-Level results pictures from Bury St Edmunds. Claire Saunders and Nicola Saunders from County Upper.

At Bury St Edmunds County Upper School all 94 A-level students passed with A* to E grades and 90 per cent were A*-C.

Head Vicky Neale said: “I am delighted that once again all the hard work of our staff and students, together with the support of their families and our governors, has paid off.

“It is particularly pleasing to see students getting the grades they need for the next phase of their lives. Almost one in six students has at least three As and a third of all grades are A* or A.”

Twins Claire and Nicola Saunders only studied sociology together, but they will be celebrating a clutch of A*s together.

Claire got an A* in sociology and two in social care while Nicola got A* in sociology and business and A in maths.

“We’re really pleased,” they said, virtually together.

Claire is going to Warwick to do early childhood studies and Nicola has a place at Demontfort doing business studies.

In Olympic year, two students found sport a good way of relaxing between studies, but Grace Waters and Will Nunn still managed A and A* grades.

Grace Waters got an A* in English and As in history and geography and will study English at Sheffield. She did team sports at school and athletics outside.

“It was a relief to go and do something different. You’re in all day revising then you’re going out meeting my club mates.”

Will also got an A* in English and As in maths, physics and chemistry and will study natural sciences at UCL, from which his sister Lois, a former County student, has just graduated with a first.

“I did a lot of sport outside school,” said the hockey and tennis player,. “It gives you a release.”

Lois said: “I’m really proud of him. I think I was more nervous on the way here than he was.”

Isabel Tennant got A* grades in art, English and politics but will not be straight off to university.

“I think I’ll apply to Oxbridge but not in the immediate future,” she said. “I want to do other things first and pursue drama.

“I don’t want to sacrifice something I’ve always wanted to do for something other people think I should do.”

 

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