A-level results day 2016: Meridian School, Royston

Smiles all round at Meridian School this morning when year 13 students opened their A-level results.

Smiles all round at Meridian School this morning when year 13 students opened their A-level results. - Credit: Archant

The acting headteacher of Meridian School is delighted after 20 per cent of students achieved A* and A grades when A-level results were opened this morning.

Students opened their results at Meridian School this morning.

Students opened their results at Meridian School this morning. - Credit: Archant

More than 70 per cent of grades awarded at the school on Garden Walk were A*-C and the overall pass rate for A*-E grades was 99 per cent.

Acting headteacher Kim Horner said: “This year group has worked hard to build on the successes achieved in Year 12 showing an impressive work ethic, on average, increasing each A-level entry by one whole grade, compared with 2015 A-level results.”

All of the 60 per cent of students who were holding onto university places in July have won a place at university, at institutions up and down the country, including Durham, Brighton, Liverpool and Oxford University.

Acting deputy headteacher David Atkins said: “In an ever more difficult examination environment, it is wonderful to see the standards which these students have reached, while showing themselves to be well-rounded and extremely personable young people.

Students celebrate their A-level results at Meridian School in Royston.

Students celebrate their A-level results at Meridian School in Royston. - Credit: Archant

“We wish them well for the future as many move onto university or training for employment.”