The Results are In
A roundup of A-Level results from some of the most prestigious schools
Pupils at Shrewsbury school are celebrating an outstanding performance in the A-Level examination results, with results released in August. Fifty-six per cent of all papers were graded at A* or A and more than 80 per cent of all grades were at A* to B level, meaning that pupils are now poised to take up places at leading higher education institutions. Eleven pupils managed a clean sweep of A* grades and a total of 60 managed an A* or an A in every subject.
Headmaster Mark Turner commented: “We are delighted that our pupils have been rewarded for their effort and industry and that they are now equipped not only with the grades that they need to access and thrive in the next step on their academic journey, but also with the enthusiasm for learning and open-mindedness that will prepare them for successful and fulfilled futures.”
Shrewsbury School, Ashton Road, Shrewsbury, SY3 7BA
Alderley Edge School for Girls is celebrating its best ever A Level results, with well over three-quarters of all results having been awarded at the highest A* to B grade. The girls have achieved highly across all of the 22 subjects offered, with – for instance – one hundred per cent of all grades achieved in Chemistry being either A* or A. All of the girls got into their university of choice with many deciding on a science focus to their degrees, such as dentistry, neuroscience and medical biochemistry.
Helen Jeys, Headmistress at the School, is thrilled at the results and commented: “As we are approaching our twenty year anniversary, I am thrilled that these are the best results so far for Alderley Edge School for Girls.”
Alderley Edge School for Girls, Wilmslow Road, Alderley Edge SK9 7QE
Withington Girls’ School
Withington Girls’ School is celebrating a set of exceptional A-level results by its Class of 2018, recording an all-time high of 41 per cent of subject grades passed at A*. With 19 students or one in four, achieving a clean sweep of three or more A*s, over half of Withington’s Year 13 leavers earned at least three A* to A grades. Further cause for celebration at Withington are the places secured to study degree courses in a wide range of subjects at the country’s top universities, including 14 Oxbridge places (18 per cent of the cohort), the highest in recent years.
“Withington students never cease to astonish me,” says Headmistress Mrs Sarah Haslam. “In a year of continuing A Level reform, we are delighted to see our students maintaining the Withington tradition of academic excellence and securing outstanding results that enable them to now move on to the next exciting stage and pursue their dreams and ambitions.”
Withington Girls’ School, 100 Wellington Rd, Manchester, M14 6BL
Upper Sixth pupils at Stockport Grammar School had cause for celebration with more than 51 per cent of all grades awarded at A* and A and 80 per cent of results awarded at A* to B. Their excellent results will see them heading for courses at the country’s most highly respected institutions, including nine confirmed places at Oxford and Cambridge.
Headmaster Andrew Chicken said: “Congratulations to our girls and boys, I hope that they will enjoy celebrating their well-deserved success with their families. With the support of their parents and teachers, their hard work and dedication have brought them outstanding results and I wish them well as they go on to challenging courses at the country’s most competitive universities.”
Stockport Grammar School, Buxton Road, Stockport SK2 7AF