Date: Thursday 17 August 2017
Tring School is celebrating exceptional A-level results for 2017, announcing that 59% of students have achieved A*, A and B grades.
The number of students receiving top grades has improved once again, surpassing last year’s results by 4%. This is a particularly strong achievement against the backdrop of rising academic standards year-on-year in England.
Amongst the many A-level and BTEC success stories, this year’s highest performers include Phillip Marriott who achieved four A*s and plans to study law at the University of Cambridge. Meanwhile, Niamh Lawlor achieved two A*s and two As, Laurie Garner, Nikhil Jha and Michael Turnbull-King each achieved one A* and three As.
In the BTEC qualifications, Harry Sargent attained two Distinction* grades alongside one A* A-level grade. Charlie Barker and Oliver Dimes both achieved three Distinction* grades, Seb Farrow one Distinction* and two Distinctions and Dominic Byrnes achieved three Distinctions.
Tring School’s sixth form students are now moving on to a variety of destinations such as university, apprenticeships, jobs with training or taking a gap year.
Commenting on this year’s results, headteacher Sue Collings said: “We are absolutely delighted for our sixth form students, who have achieved an exceptional set of results this year. These results uphold our strong academic reputation, placing us amongst the top performing sixth forms in Hertfordshire.
“Our students have embraced every learning opportunity during their time with us and their strong results are proof that Tring School is a great place for education. 2017 continues to be an exciting year for the school, and our upcoming redevelopment project will further enhance our learning environment and support future teaching and learning ambitions.
“Many congratulations to all of our students on their fantastic achievements – we wish them all the best as they take their next steps forward. Thanks, as always, must go to our teachers, parents and governors for their crucial support along the way.”