A-LEVELS: It’s a 100% pass rate at University Academy Holbeach

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There was double delight for University Academy Holbeach (UAH) where the A-level pass rate was a perfect 100 per cent – up by two per cent on last year.

That wonderful success was matched in the Level-3 BTEC, where again there was a 100 per cent pass rate and an average grade of distinction, which is equal to an A grade.

UAH student Jack Day had A grades in Maths and Physics.

UAH student Jack Day had A grades in Maths and Physics.

Seventeen students took A-levels this year and principal Steve Baragwanath and head of sixth form Donna Allen were among staff greeting them as they collected their results.

Mr Baragwanath said: “We are delighted for the youngsters. We think all of the youngsters have got all they need to progress to their university of choice so they can progress on to the next level.

“We are very pleased. We had a good performance last year and the youngsters have worked hard and improved on that performance this year.”

“We also do a wide range of vocational courses and we had a 100 per cent pass rate in those.”

We had a good performance last year and the youngsters have worked hard and improved on that performance this year.

Principal Steve Baragwanath

UAH focuses its A-levels on the tough academic subjects, such as Maths, English, History and Geography, and Mr Baragwanath believes the success comes from a partnership between the hard working youngsters, their families and UAH staff.

Around 45 youngsters took vocational courses this year.

A-level student Jack Day (18) aced Maths and Physics with A grades and earned a C in Business Studies.

He learned he’d made it onto his chosen Mechanical Engineering course in a text from the University of Lincoln at 8am.

Katie Jones (left) and Demmi Harpham at UAH this morning.

Katie Jones (left) and Demmi Harpham at UAH this morning.

“I’m very happy,” said Jack. “I always wanted to go into some sort of engineering and Mechanical Engineering is one of the best ones to do.”

Ellie Langley’s C grades in Law and Business Studies, plus a D in English Literature, are her passport to study Criminology at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge.

Ellie (18) said: “I like the area and the courses are really good.”

Robert Cotton (19) is another UAH student heading to the University of Lincoln and will study Chemistry after gaining a B in Maths and Ds in Food Technology and Chemistry.

He had a text at 8.20am to confirm he was on his chosen university course.

“I was really happy, I was cheering and everything,” said Robert. “But I had to keep it quiet because other people were still asleep.”

Robert previously attended Spalding Grammar School but switched to UAH for A-levels.

Demmi Harpham (19) gained a B in Maths and Cs in Chemistry and Biology.

She hopes to go to university next year to study to become a veterinary nurse.

Demmi said: “I am going to have a year out but next year I am going to apply for university but this year I am going to get a job and get some work experience.”

It was an A-level A, B, C for Katie Jones (19), the grades she earned respectively in Business Studies, Biology and Chemistry.

“I am going to go to the University of East Anglia to study chemistry,” said Katie. “I want to get into the pharmaceutical industry.”

Meanwhile Jack Secker (17) collected a B in Maths when he collected his AS result.

Jack said: “It’s a good start – it’s the first half of it.”

• More pictures inside the Lincolnshire Free Press on Tuesday.