Seventeen students from the Wellington area who attended Richard Huish College in Taunton are celebrating their outstanding A Level and vocational results today.
Eleanor Bond, (former The Castle School) from Wellington, gained 2 A* grades in Law and Government and Politics and A grade in Psychology. Alexander Wasey (former Courtfields School) achieved 2 A* grades in Computer Sciences and Maths and A grade in Physics. Jeremy Pearson (former Kingsmead School) gained A* grade in Classical Civilisation, 2 A grades in Maths and Physics and A grade in Extended Project Qualification. Richard McGuffie (former Courtfields School) achieved 1 A* in Physics and 2 A grades in Geography and Maths. Henry Venner Woodcock (former Kingsmead School) gained an A* grade in Archaeology and 2 A grades in Classical Civilisation and History Early Modern.
Achieving 3 distinction* in their vocational courses are Ty Concick (Sport), Elena Flay, Liveta Gelgotaite, Tabitha Hewitt, Jake Humphries, Jacob Murray, Jowan Penberthy, Ryan Stacey-Evans and Amber Wardell (Business), Georgia Hinman and Sharnie Jenkins (Health and Social Care), Stephanie Priday (Health Science).
Richard Huish College students will be celebrating today after an incredibly successful year of A Level and vocational results. The Class of 2017 achieved an A*to B pass rate of 54%, and an A*to C pass rate of 78%. The overall A Level pass rate is again an outstanding 99%.
Huish students did extremely well with 69 students gaining three or more A/A*grades, and 22 of these gaining 2 or more A* grades. The highest achiever gained 4 A Level results comprising of 4 A* grades. A further two students also achieved 4 A Level grades comprising of 3 A*s and an A grade with a further seven students achieving 3 A* grades.
Students achieved a 100% pass rate in the majority of subjects. Particularly impressive were the A* – B grades for Further Maths (92%), Spanish (79%), Economics (78%), Art & Design (76%), English Literature (76%) and Classical Civilisation (74%).
Notable also are the A* – C grades for Business Studies (92%), Geography (90%), History Late Modern (91%), Physical Education (91%), Photography (91%) and Religious Studies (92%).
Outstandingly, 100% of the College’s vocational students passed their courses and an impressive 96 of those achieved 3 distinction* grades (equivalent to 3 A* at A Level). Across all vocational extended diplomas, 78% of students achieved at least one distinction* and two distinction grades. For the third year running all students studying vocational IT (extended diploma) achieved distinction* or distinction grades.