A-level results 2018: Chigwell School students overjoyed as 75pc set to go to Russell Group universities
PUBLISHED: 11:01 17 August 2018
Chigwell School's Year 13 students, their teachers and families are jumping for joy after finding out their A level results.
Pupils collected their results from the school, in High Road, yesterday morning (August 16).
Eighty percent of results were at B grade or above with nearly half of all grades either A or A*, almost double the national average.
A quarter of students achieved at least three A grades.
The most common grade achieved of all the exams sat was an A.
Of the students who chose to take the Extended Project Qualification - on top of their three or four A levels - two thirds achieved an A or A* grade.
Three quarters of students are set to go to Russell Group universities including Cambridge, Oxford, Imperial College, Birmingham, Nottingham, and University College London.
A small number of students will be taking up places overseas including one to Harvard.
Headmaster Michael Punt said: “We are always very proud of our students who work hard and fulfil their potential, and it was great to see so many, so pleased with their results and with the university places that they had secured.
“Some of these students have spent most of their school careers at Chigwell whilst others only arrived two years ago and settled in really quickly to our community.
“They have all contributed a great deal and now leave us for some of the most prestigious universities in the country.
“It has been a pleasure to work with them, to see them develop as individuals and achieve so much.
“We will miss them, we wish them every future success and happiness, and we hope they stay in touch with us.”