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Students at John Kyrle High School celebrate A-level results

Students at John Kyrle High School celebrate A-level results

The county’s A-level students are celebrating today after achieving some fantastic exam results.

The provisional A-level results for Herefordshire’s maintained schools and academies with sixth forms have demonstrated the talent of the county’s young people. The overall A* - E pass rate was 98.9% which was higher than the 97.6% national average. The percentage of students in Herefordshire achieving the top grades of A* and A was 24%. 

Jackson Sharp - John Kyrle A-level student

Jackson Sharp will study Geo-environmental Hazards at university

Councillor Elissa Swinglehurst, Herefordshire Council’s Cabinet Member for Young People and Children’s Wellbeing, said:

“I’m delighted with this year’s fantastic A-level results. This ongoing success is testimony to the outstanding work of our students and the high quality of teaching in our county’s schools.

“I wish all our young people the best of luck in their future endeavours, whether they’re off to university, about to start an apprenticeship or heading into the world of employment.”

Shannon Comfort - John Kyrle A-level student

Shannon Comfort, being interviewed by the Ross Gazette, will study English Literature at university

Nigel Griffiths, Headteacher at John Kyrle High School in Ross-on-Wye, is delighted with the achievements of his students:

“These results are even more impressive given the new rigorous examination courses. At John Kyrle High School, we have seen a pass rate of 60% for grades A* - B, with 85% of students achieving grade C or higher. Our talented students have access to a breadth of subjects and opportunities at the school, and excellent, committed staff have helped them to succeed. I would also like to thank the school’s trustees for their hard work and to praise parents and carers for their support of their sons and daughters and the school.”

Please note these figures include only the results of students in school sixth forms across Herefordshire.


Are your results above or below what you expected? 

There’s plenty of great advice available on where to go next, following today’s A-level results:

UCAS clearing

National Careers Service


If you’re looking to improve your English, maths or IT skills, you can search the website for details of the different local training and apprenticeship providers.

There's also some great information available from BBC Radio 1.

Published: Thursday, 16th August 2018