‘Everyone who wants to go to university will get a place’ according to the head of Caroline Chisholm School in Northampton as A-level results roll in this morning.
Principal Tony Downing says early indications show the number of A and A* grades received by its pupils has risen since last year, bucking the national trend that is already showing a slight dip nationally in the top grades awarded.
Mr Downing, said, “By 7.30am this morning, over 100 of our students had accepted their confirmed offers from their universities.
“The vast majority are going to their first choice places and we think that everyone who wants to go to university will get a place, with several students gaining places through the university clearance system today.”
While most students at Caroline Chisholm are going to university, a number have chosen to go straight into employment.
Mr Downing said, “Students are giving careful thought to the financial implications of going to university and for some young people a route straight into employment is proving a more attractive option.
“Several students have already secured full-time work.
“I am very grateful to staff and students for all their hard work and to parents and governors for all their support.
“Our Sixth Form team have done a fantastic job and our Year 13 students are rightly proud of their success.”