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A-level Results Day 2018: It’s Oxford for Daniel with Elutec head ‘delighted’ with rising grades

PUBLISHED: 12:01 16 August 2018 | UPDATED: 12:02 16 August 2018

Elutec pupil Daniel Antoine-Donatein (right) is set to study at Oxford University. Picture: Alex Shaw

Elutec pupil Daniel Antoine-Donatein (right) is set to study at Oxford University. Picture: Alex Shaw

Alex Shaw

The head of a Dagenham technical college has praised her pupils’ “terrific” A-level and Btec results.

Elutec principal Kim Donovan-Maddix said more than a quarter (28.5 per cent) of A-level grades at the Yew Tree Avenue school were A* or A.

“Last year it was zero per cent,” she added.

All students, said Ms Donovan-Maddix, passed their exams, with nearly two fifths (38pc) achieving A* to B grades.

Top performers include Daniel Antoine-Donatein, who is set to study materials science at Corpus Christi College, Oxford University.

The 18-year-old said he was “feeling good” with his two A*s and an A in physics, maths and chemistry, respectively.

“I thought I was going to get an A* in chemistry and As for the rest, but ended up with the inverse,” he told the Post.

According to Ms Donovan-Maddix, the average result for vocational courses was a “merit”, up from a “pass” the previous year.

“We are delighted,” she said, describing the results as: “Hard work and perseverance of our students married with the commitment from our staff.”


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