Thu, 18 Aug 2016
THE results are in...and the celebrations and commiserations have begun.
Students from across West Berkshire have been busy opening their A-level results this morning (Thursday) and learning whether they are able to pursue the future they desire.
Anxious pupils will be gathering at their schools and colleges to see if their studying and exam results were good enough to take them to university, an apprenticeship or into work.
NewburyToday reporters and photographers will be speaking with pupils, parents and staff on the emotional day.
See how your school fared in the blog below and we'll also be posting results and pictures via our Twitter account @NewburyToday and the NewburyToday Facebook page.
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11.59am - In total 163 students sat examinations at The Downs School,Compton, this year with 67 per cent achieving A* to B grades and 92 per cent of students achieving A* to C grades.
Headteacher Mr Prosser said: "What impresses me most about these grades and numbers is that it shows we are enabling all students to make real and sustained progress from the moment they enter our sixth form , and reaffirms our strong ethos centered around inclusivity."
11.45am - There were many smiling faces at Theale Green School this morning with results improving from last year.
Eighteen-year-old Kelly Parker achieved A*A*A meaning she got into her first choice university.
A delighted Kelly said: “I’m feeling amazing.
“I’m now looking forward to living on Campus at York University to study Biology."
While Isabel Stephenson, 18, is off to Southampton University after achieving ABB.
She said: “I can’t believe my results.
“I’m so happy, I don’t know whether to laugh or cry.”
11.30am - Students receiving their A-Level results at Theale Green School
10.28am - Leaving Kennet School to study chemistry at Oxford is Tom Ebdon, from Cold Ash, who received one A* and three As.
The 18-year-old said: "I still can't believe it. I'm still in shock. I put a lot of work and extra time into some of them - there were more past papers than I care to admit."
He said that his parents were really proud and very happy with his results.
10.08am - Park House School results are in. 76.2 per cent of passes were at A* - C, and 100 per cent of students achieved one or more A level.
One exceptional individual was Sam Husbands who achieved two A*s and an A and will head off to Warwick to study economics.
He said: "I feel unreal, I am so pleased. I knew I did alright but I was still surprised with the results.
"I'm excited about starting university, it's the right time to move on."
9.56am - Here are some very happy students at Kennet School in Thatcham. Well done to all.
9.42am - A lot of happy people hugging and congratulating each other at Theale Green School- and for good reason. In total 81 per cent of students achieved A* to C grades - an improvement on last year.
Headteacher Sally Beeson told reporter Chris Ord: "We are very pleased. We have seen a rise year on year. Congratulations to all of our students."
9.34am - At Trinity School, 88 per cent of students achieved A* to C grades with 65 per cent achieving grades at A* to B.
Headteacher Charlotte Wilson said 'This is the highest performing year group in terms of both achievement and progress in the history of the school. We could not be more proud of them."
9.22am - Here is delighted St Gabriel's student Ione Robinson. Ione, from Inkpen, got A*, A, A, A in her A-Levels and as a result is off to read Chemistry at Imperial College, London.
9.18am - Reporter John Herring is at Kennet School where 84 per cent of students have achieved A* to C grades and 57 per cent achieved A* to B. The school said the results are "testament to the hard work of students."
9.15am - Results are in at St Bartholomew's School too, where 80 per cent of students achieved A* to C grades and more than 50 per cent achieved A* to B. Congratulations!
9.01am - Smiling faces and tears of joy at St Gabriel's School in Newbury this morning, where 62 per cent of students achieved A* to B grades and 100 per cent achieved A* to E grades. Well done girls!