An 18-year-old student from the University Academy Holbeach was especially proud of his A-level results – not only had they secured his place at university, his father is the headteacher.
Tom Baragwanath achieved B in English, B in mathematics and B in history and is now off to the University of East Anglia to study history.
He said: “I was really, really worried but I’m very pleased.
“I wanted to make my dad proud but I also wanted to do well for myself and get to university so I can become a primary school teacher. Everyone has been under a lot of pressure. We were all in the same boat.”
Headteacher and dad, Steve Baragwanath said: “I’m proud of everyone really and proud of my lad. I’m pleased he got what he needs to go on to the next stage at UEA.
“We’ve got a very, very high pass rate this year and some exceedingly high results in history, maths and English. It shows that not only do we do vocational qualifications well, but academic ones too. Everyone’s worked very hard. I’d like to thank all the staff and governors for their help along the way.”
Fifteen students took A2 exams and the pass rate was 98 per cent. Twenty-seven students took AS exams, with a 91 per cent pass rate. Donna Allen, head of sixth form, said: “We have more students going to uni than ever before. We’re very proud of them.”