STUDENTS at Farmor’s School rejoiced this morning as they finally found out the A-Level grades they had been waiting for all summer.
The school in Fairford achieved 57 per cent of grades A*, A and B and saw many happy students coming in to collect their results early this morning.
“We have had brilliant results again,” said Farmor’s headteacher Matthew Evans. “The most important thing for us is that most students got into their first choice universities.
“There was lots of excitement this morning and a lot of students celebrating.”
Former head girl Annie Stagg said she was surprised to receive four A* grades in maths, further maths, chemistry and textiles. She is off to Leeds University this September to study architectural engineering.
“I just hysterically cried when I found out,” said Annie. “I’m going out clubbing in Cheltenham tonight to celebrate.”
The pass rate this year was more than 99 per cent and even at AS Level 53 per cent of exams were passed at grades A*, A and B.
Head of sixth form Emma White said it had been a lovely morning watching the students celebrate with their friends, parents and teachers.
“It’s lovely when they come in so happy about what they have achieved,” she said. “Our Year 12’s have done fantastically in their AS Levels too.”
Former head boy Rohan Muirhead celebrated his results with his friend Jacan Chaplais. While Rohan is planning to go travelling in America and skiing in Europe next year, Jacan is off to York University to study physics.
“I’m pretty happy,” said Rohan, who achieved an A* in Maths and two A’s in chemistry and physics. “I’m really pleased.”
Jacan, who achieved an A in chemistry and two A*’s in maths and physics said he was really looking forward to beginning his course at York University.
"After locking myself away for nine months this year, and spending the summer fighting my crazy nerves, this result seems unreal," he said. "I just don’t think it has sunk in."