University Places a Mark of Success for Super-Students

Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England), August 14, 2003 | Go to article overview

University Places a Mark of Success for Super-Students


THERE was delight at Pensby High school for girls in Wirral as a record 95% of pupils enjoyed A-levelpasses.

Sarah Waite who passed her Alevels in geography, art and media studies and now plans a year out in America before studying art at Liverpool John Moores University, said: ``It's terrific. I've got all the points I needed.

``It's such a weight off my shoulders. Now I can party.''

Sarah,18, studied media studies which has taken criticism for being a ``soft'' subject.

She said: ``I've worked really, really hard and I'm very proud of my results.''

Best friends Jenny Ryecroft and Vikki Slemen are both planning to go to Liverpool University.

Jenny, 18,from Greasby, will study anatomy and human biology after gaining A-level passes in chemistry,biology, maths and physics. She said: ``I'm delighted.''

Vikki,18,from Gayton, said: ``Liverpool is a brilliant university and I can't wait tog et started.''

Headmaster Steve Hyden said: ``Our A-level results this year are much improved. There's been a 95% pass rate.

``It's been an excellent day at Pensby, virtually all the girls have got into university.''

FOR super-student Jonathan Murphy exam success is a family affair.

The 18-year-oldSaint Francis Xavier,Woolton, pupil is celebrating five straight As in Latin,RE,history,English literature and general studies.

Two years ago Jonathan, from Broadgreen, received the country's best GCSE results, with a record 13 A*and one A. …

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