A-Level Success in Central Beds

Students across Central Bedfordshire have received their A-Level results, and early indications for provisional results show that all 10 schools have shown an improvement. The result is an increase in the average points score per entry across Central Bedfordshire of 3.4 points to 32.1 (C+ grade).

The average score for academic students (which includes those doing extended A-Levels) is 32.2 (C+ grade), up 3.4 points from 2017. Technical/vocational students’ average score is 36.0 (Distinction grade), up 2.3 points from last year.

At Manshead CE Academy in Dunstable  40 per cent of students achieved top grades A*-B, including 15 per cent of students who topped that with A*-A results.

At All Saints Academy there was an improvement in A-Level qualifications. 14 students have university places, and some are now pursuing apprenticeships in a vocational setting, for example in the Fire Service and midwifery.

At Vandyke Upper School in Leighton Buzzard one particularly impressive pupil, Julia Debicka, arrived in England from Poland aged 7 speaking no English. She has achieved four A-Levels graded A*, A*, A and B.

And 2 students from Harlington Upper School are off to the University of Oxford, with many others studying prestigious courses such as medicine, engineering and mathematics at top universities.

Councillor Steven Dixon, Executive Member for Families, Education and Children, said: “Congratulations to everyone who collected their results. Overall marks continued to rise in Central Bedfordshire.

“These results are down to the hard work of the students, teachers and other staff at our schools and the pupils’ families. After all of the waiting, I hope everyone enjoys the rest of the summer and I wish them the very best of luck whatever option they choose next.”