Lady Lumley’s School has hailed this year’s A-level results as ‘tremendous’.
Headteacher Richard Bramley said: “This was an excellent set of results with half of the A-Levels graded A* to B, over 80 per cent of grades being C or better and 22 per cent of all results were the top grades of A* and A.
“94 per cent of students leave us with at least three passes at A-level standard and we continue to have departments performing in the top 25 per cent nationally at A-level standard.
“The outstanding grades also mean we have recorded our highest ever points score per student.
“We are proud of all our students. Each of them has had their own personal journey and many have produced extremely creditable academic performances in line with, or better than, their target grades. This is testament to their hard work over the two years.”
Particular individual successes included: Anya Bartlett who, after joining us from Ryedale School, gained two A*s, an A and a B and will read Geography at Leeds University; James Boak gained one A*, two A grades and a B and will join Anya at Leeds studying Geography and Maths; Oliver Burton gained four A grades and a B and will be looking at medical school for 2015; Nathan Eustace achieve three A grades and a B and intends to study Physics at York University.
Following his two A* and one A grade performances, Christopher Featherstone will be studying Veterinary Medicine at Edinburgh; Mark Fortnum gained one A*, two As and a C grade and will be attending the prestigious conservatoire the Royal Welsh College of Music; Jack Hodgson who also joined from Ryedale School gained one A* and two A grades and will read Mechanical Engineering at Leeds; Becky Norrington impressed with her two A* and one grade A and will pursue her artistic interests; St. Andrews will welcome Jacob Pepper to read Chemistry following his A* and three A grades.
Healthy sibling rivalry saw Elizabeth Rising gain three A grades and brother Oliver an A* and three A grades; Sheffield is the destination for Robert Sanderson where he will study Architectural Engineering Design following his A* and two A grades; Ethan Sherwin gained four A grades and will study Physics; Thomas Wrench (last year’s Head Boy) rounded off his time with us with one A* and three A grades and will read History and Politics at Edinburgh.
Mr Bramley added: “It has been a real privilege working with our students and we are extremely proud of their achievements.
“The sixth form contributes significantly to the school community and their hard work for two years during their A-level studies is demonstrative of their drive and commitment.
“Each one of them deserves their examination successes. Lady Lumley’s School Sixth Form values the development of the whole person and each student has grown as an individual.
“They should be proud of the young adults that they have become and we wish all our students continued success in the future.”