Two Harpenden schools among the top performers in A-level league tables

PUBLISHED: 16:35 16 January 2009 | UPDATED: 13:51 06 May 2010

TWO schools in Harpenden have been named as among the 20 best in the country for performance at A-levels in the comprehensive category. Government league tables released this week showed that Sir John Lawes had the 12th best A-level results in the country

TWO schools in Harpenden have been named as among the 20 best in the country for performance at A-levels in the comprehensive category.

Government league tables released this week showed that Sir John Lawes had the 12th best A-level results in the country while Roundwood Park achieved the 18th best results.

The list was compiled by averaging the points score for each student sitting their A-levels at every school in the country.

A-grades are awarded with 270 points, Bs with 240, Cs with 210, Ds with 180 and E-grades with 150. The International Baccalaureate was also recognised with a score of 1,380 points for maximum achievement.

The average pupil points score at Sir John Lawes in Manland Way was 977.4 while the average score at Roundwood Park was 955.7.

Loreto College in St Albans came equal 68th in the table with a score of 888.8.

Sir John Lawes head Claire Robins said: "Like most head teachers I'm not sure that league tables are the best way to judge schools However, anyone looking at last year's results can see that there is a great deal to celebrate at all the schools in St Albans and Harpenden.

“Obviously at Sir John Lawes we are delighted with our students' results but particularly because their success meant that they were all able to go onto their desired next stages -- whether that was further study or employment -- and because our sixth-formers are well-rounded, enthusiastic young people who worked hard and deserved their success."

For the full story on the league tables see next week's edition of the Herts Advertiser.

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