STUDENTS around Rotherham were celebrating this morning after picking up their A level and BTEC results.
The borough's eight schools with post-16 provision joined Thomas Rotherham College in opening its doors so anxious teenagers could find out if they had secured their hoped-for grades.
High-flying Robin Scobbie is en route to the dreaming spires of Cambridge after four-star success in his exams.
The Wales High student, who will go on to study engineeing, led the way with four A* grades,
Two schools — Swinton and Wath — achieved a 100 per cent pass rate.
Robin’s high-achieving classmates include Melissa Driver, who will be studying Spanish at Oxford after securing three A*s, results matched by Alex Morton-Cooper, who is off to Imperial College for a physics course, and Harry Clarke, who will go to Manchester University.
Fellow star students Adam Smith and Holly Raynor will be packing for places at Durham.
Brinsworth’s 99.2 per cent pass rate is up 0.3 per cent on last year, with 72.2 per cent of pupils achieving A* to C grades, while at Wickersley School 68.6 per cent of pupils gained A*s to Cs.
At Maltby Academy, Joseph Loveday achieved an A* in maths, an A in physics, a B in economics and a C in chemistry to book a spot on an economics course at Warwick, while Olivia Hopkinson’s A*, A and B mean she will study law at Bristol.
Megan Noon achieved a Distinction*-Distinction in health and social care and a B in English Language and Literature and will go on to read English Language and Literature at Sheffield.
More than a third of grades achieved at Wath and Dinnington were at A* to A, while nearly two-thirds at Aston were at A* to C.
Rotherham had an overall pass rate of 99 per cent pass rate — 1.4 per cent above the national average.
The borough council’s cabinet member for children’s services, Cllr Gordon Watson praised supportive teachers, school staff, governors and families but added: “Ultimately congratulations must be given to the pupils themselves, who have really excelled.”
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