LiveA-levels: results from St Albans schools

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  • Results added for:
  • Roundwood Park School
  • Oaklands College
  • Sir John Lawes'
  • Verulam
  • Beaumont
  • Townsend


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Tarun Patel and Joe Hill celebrating their successes.  Tarun will be studying Neurosciences at Bristol next year and Joe will be studying Physics with Renewable Energy Science at Dundee.

Townsend School

Townsend produced another round of good AS and A level examination results again this year.

Just under 70 per cent of the grades achieved at A level were graded A-C whilst the AS results were the best that the school has ever achieved. 

Mr Parker, head of sixth form, said: “These results are a real testament to the hard work and effort that the students and staff have devoted to their work over recent months. 

“The sixth form is going from strength to strength and will continue to produce the results that students require.

“Many students achieved outstanding results and achieved places at their chosen Universities.”


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Sudents and staff celebrated another year of record-breaking A-level results, with greater numbers of students achieving A* grades than ever before. 

Ninety per cent of students secured places at their chosen universities including Oxford, Cambridge and other prestigious universities and courses. 

Headteacher of Beaumont School Elizabeth Hitch told the Review she was “delighted” with the results. She said: “This has been a brilliant year group with lots of very modest pupils.

“They have all done amazingly and I am very proud.

“We have had a large proportion get into their first choice University and we wish the students the very best for the future.

“They’ve scored outstanding success at A Level alongside their excellence in sport, music and drama.  They have been a superb example to the rest of the school and we wish them all the very best for the future”.


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St Columba’s College 

St Columba’s College has broken records at both A and AS level for the third successive year.

The upper sixth A-Level results were particularly impressive; the benchmark A*-B percentage was a record at 77 per cent, beating the previous best by two points; the A*/A percentage of 44 per cent was equivalent to last year’s record thus maintaining the standard set.

Head boy Edward Buttler-Caddle got four A* grades in Chemistry, Maths, Physics and Further Maths, this alongside two extra AS levels at the highest grade possible in History and the Extended Project. Edward will be taking up his place to read Natural Sciences at St John’s College, Cambridge.

George Partington gained three A* grades in Maths, Physics and Further Maths, Stephen Mears two A* grades and the following achieved straight A grades including at least one A*, Thomas Webster, Daniel Lenihan, David Lifely, Henry Barrett, Daniel Blackwell and Adam Yorweth.

Sixty eight per cent of the year group gaining at least one A grade.

The governors, headteacher and staff said they were extremely pleased with the results and would like to congratulate the students on the quality of their results, a testimony to their talent and hard work.


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St Albans High School for Girls

St Albans High School for Girls students celebrated results this morning, with 91 per cent of all grades A*/B.

In addition 33 girls scored A*/A across the board.

Headteacher Mrs Rosemary Martin said: “I am extremely proud to see that through their dedication and enthusiasm for learning, so many students achieve at such a high level.

“These results are especially rewarding given the government’s warning of ‘volatility’. I am delighted that this will enable so many of them to progress to their first choice university.”



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Verulam School 

Students at Verulam School achieved 23 all A/A* results, excelling particularly in Maths and Further Maths.

Headteacher of the boy’s school, Paul Ramsey, said: “I am delighted that 23 of our candidates achieved the top A/A* grades.

“It is good to see students tackling the most challenging subjects and doing so well.”

Head of sixth form, Robert Skipper, said he was pleased so many students gained places at prestigious universities including Cambridge and the Russell Group.

He said: “It is a testimony to the hard work of pupils, staff and supportive parents.”


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Sir John Lawes’ School, Harpenden

Sir John Lawes’ students are celebrating record results in their A-level exams this year with the number of passes at A*-B grades rising to its highest ever level. 

Twenty students achieved straight A*/A grades and staff were delighted to be able to congratulate all of them on their wonderful success. 

Head girl Maxine Tink whose A* and 2 As will enable her to go on to study International Development at Sussex University said:  “I can’t believe my results. I’m so pleased the hard work paid off.”

Head of sixth form, Cait Rickard, paid tribute to the outgoing year 13. She said: “They have been an exceptional group of young people and fully deserve these great results. 

“Not only have they worked hard and been impressive role models for younger students but they have also taken every opportunity to give back to the school.  We wish them every success in their future careers.”

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Oaklands College 

More than 300 students received their results at Oaklands College with dreams of University confirmed for the vast majority of them.

With eleven subjects achieving a 100 per cent pass rate including English Literature, Economics, Biology and all of the arts subjects. Over a third of students achieved grades A*-B with overall, two thirds achieving A* - C grades. 

Nicole Creasey achieved two A*s and two As confirming her place at Cambridge University. Nicole who will study psychology said: “I am so pleased I have done well. I have managed to balance my A Levels with a Pharmacy Technician role and I can’t wait to get to Cambridge.”

Aaron Gomez who studied Law, History and Politics achieved B,B,A. He said: “Oaklands has changed my life. I have had many personal challenges to overcome but the support I have received has enabled me to fulfil my dream of going to University.”

Zoe Hancock, Headteacher of Oaklands College, said: “We are very proud of the successes of our students this year and I would like to congratulate them all on their achievements and wish them well as they move to University or employment.”


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St Albans Girls’ School

Margaret Chapman, headteacher at St Albans Girls’ School, said the school was "absolutely delighted” with its A-level results.

She said: “This is a tribute to the focused and dedicated attitude that the students showed towards their studies.

“The guidance provided to the students ensured that they fully understood the wonderful opportunities now available as a gateway to their futures.

“Thanks must go to the teachers, families and whole school community who have supported our students so admirably and ensured their very well deserved achievements.”

Max Federici, assistant head of sixth form congratulated all students on their superb performances and said that he was “extremely proud” of every individual young person, proving that with clear goals all can reach their full potential.

Amy Lees, deputy head student got two As and a B. She said: “I am thrilled to have my place at Sheffield confirmed, where I will be studying Maths and Economics.  I want to thank all the staff at STAGS who supported me, I am so pleased.”


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Rob McKenzie, Michael Lacey and Katie Newton celebrate gaining places to study medicine at their chosen universities.  Kevin Xu celebrates gaining 2 A*, 1 A and 1 B grade prior to taking up his place at university.

Roundwood Park School, Harpenden

Headteacher of Roundwood Park School Alan Henshall said he was “very proud” of the school’s results.

He said: "We are very proud of their results as students of all abilities have been successful in their own ways.

“We are particularly pleased to have attained so many A* and A grades when the national picture seems to suggest that fewer of these grades are being awarded.  

“Congratulations and thanks to all of our students, staff and parents who have worked together to be part of this success."







Kirsten Bell is thrilled to have got into Aberystwyth uni to study theatre and drama.

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Beaumont head Elizabeth Hitch said she was very proud and a huge number got into their first choice uni.







Good morning and welcome to the St Albans Review A-level liveblog.

Here you will find pictures and results from schools across the district.


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