Aug 18 2011 By Editor
Ciara proves the extras count
Bishop Ramsey CofE School
A-C grade percentage: 85
Pass percentage: 100
Average score: 269
Linda Holmes, head of sixth-form, said: "There are a number of students who have got very high grades. We have some hard-working students and they deserve their university places. One girl has had to ring up clearing but they found her a place."
Ciara Luscombe, 18 from Elm Avenue, Eastcote, got straight As in biology, chemistry and maths. But she said she needed more than just good grades to secure her place at Brighton and Sussex Medical School.
"I have done work experience at a hospital and helped out at a brownie group," she told the Gazette.
"I also work as a lifeguard. It showed I had good communication skills and could lead a team.
"I wouldn't have got my university place without those extra things."
Regardless of whether A-level results day brings joy or anxiety, students can find out what their options are to secure that university place by logging on to our website.
We will be hosting an interactive web chat with a UCAS advisor at noon and 6pm, and of course we will have all the A-level news and pictures from across the borough.