The record-break­ers!

Macclesfield Express - - A LEVEL RESULTS ROUND UP -

KING’S School stu­dents were see­ing stars af­ter smash­ing the A-level re­sults record.

More than half (54 per cent) of the to­tal grades from the 128 stu­dents were A* or A.

This smashed the pre­vi­ous record of 42 per cent.

A quar­ter of the to­tal grades (24 per cent) were A* and eight out of 10 grades were A*, A or B.

The over­all A* to C pass rate was 95 per cent.

An im­pres­sive four stu­dents achieved four A* grades or bet­ter, 14 stu­dents achieved three A* grades or bet­ter and 48 stu­dents achieved three A grades or bet­ter.

The school will see 12 stu­dents go on to ei­ther Ox­ford or Cam­bridge uni­ver­si­ties.

Among the high fly­ers was Char­lotte Har­rop who achieved four A* grades and is go­ing to read en­gi­neer­ing at Queen’s Col­lege, Cam­bridge Univer­sity.

She dreams of be­ing a For­mula 1 race en­gi­neer.

Ed­ward Nathan, of Bish­op­ton Drive, Mac­cles­field, achieved five A* grades and is go­ing to study physics at Durham Univer­sity.

Richard South­ern, of Dick­ens Road, Poyn­ton, also got four A* grades and is go­ing to read medicine at Pem­broke Cam­bridge.

Anna Town­ley, of Stocks Lane, Ket­tle­sulme, achieved four A* grades and is go­ing to read molec­u­lar and cellular bio­chem­istry at Oriel Col­lege, Ox­ford.

Head­mas­ter Dr Si­mon Hyde said: “Th­ese stun­ning A-level re­sults will en­able our stu­dents to con­tinue their learn­ing jour­neys at many of Bri­tain’s great uni­ver­si­ties.”


● King’s School pupils jump for joy; In­set are Richard South­ern, nna Town­ley, Char­lotte Har­rop and Ed­ward Nathan

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