A level celebrations at Palmer’s
Date posted: 17-08-2012
PALMER’S students continue the Borough’s celebrations with superb A-Level results and 100% pass rates in an incredible 25 subject areas.
The College gained an overall pass rate of 98%, an increase of 1% from 2011.
Subjects with a 100% pass rate include Mathematics, Economics, Law, Chemistry, German and Physical Education. Last year 19 subjects gained a 100% pass rate.
A* – B grades were up by 1% to 43% this year with 57 A* grades being awarded to Palmer’s students. The College is also delighted to report a 2% increase in A*- C grades to 70%.
43 students gained Triple Distinctions (equivalent to three As at A – Level) in their Level 3 BTEC courses.
Local student Lize Stam worked remarkably hard and walked away with 3 A*s in Chemistry, Double and Further Maths and an A in Biology. She has successfully secured a place at Cambridge University to study Natural Sciences.
The ex-Grays Convent student said: “Since finding out that I had been offered a place at Cambridge University early this morning, I couldn’t believe what I was reading. Now that I’ve seen my results, I still can’t believe what I’m reading!
She added: “I worked hard throughout the two years and have done as well as I could have. The support and guidance at Palmer’s has been outstanding.”
Mark Vinall, Principal, said: “Just like our superb Olympic athletes Palmer’s students have proven that hard work, dedication and commitment will deliver well deserved rewards and I am enormously proud of all our students and all the wonderful staff who made these stunning results possible.”