Upton by Chester High is delighted to announce that 71% of its students achieved A* -C grades, with more than 26% achieving the top A* and A grades.

The school, in St James Avenue, Upton, says the results reveal its pupils are above the national average ‘yet again’ and confirm OfSTED’s ‘outstanding’ judgement’ in May.

A large proportion of students who gained top grades will be going on to study at prestigious universities.

Off to Cambridge are Steven Young – who achieved four A* grades in maths, further maths, physics and chemistry and will be studying natural sciences – and Fiona Tait, who will be studying philosophy, having achieved A*, A and A in English literature, history and religious studies.

Upton High School high fliers include Steven Young (four A*s in maths, further maths, physics and chemistry), Fiona Tait, right (A* A A English literature, history, religious studies) with Katy Gooding, (four A* grades in French, German, geography and her Extended Project Qualification)

Katie Gooding will be going to the world famous London School of Economics (LSE) to study law having gained three A*s in French, German and geography as well as A* in her Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). Andreas Dobson is also going to the LSE to study mathematics and economics, having gained an A*, A and A in maths, economics and further maths.

Headteacher Paula Dixon expressed her delight at the results overall.

She said: “I am absolutely delighted with these outstanding results and especially with our excellent value added which shows that at Upton all students can achieve their very best. It is proof that real team work and consistent effort does lead to success. These results have not happened by chance, they are testament to the tremendous hard work, dedication and commitment of the staff and students combined with the support from the parents and carers of Upton High School. I would like to thank everyone involved for their contribution towards the continuing success of Upton-by-Chester High School, which continues to go from strength to strength.”

Other high achievers include:

  • Josh Darwell will be studying mechanical engineering at Leeds having gained two A*s and one A in physics, maths and further maths.
  • Jenny Dewhirst achieved A*, A and A in psychology, media and English language and will be studying English language at Birmingham.
  • James Oliver will be studying aerospace engineering at Bath having achieved A*, A* and A in maths, further maths and physics.
  • Husnara Ali achieved A, A and A in sociology, business studies and psychology as well as A in her EPQ and is studying psychology at Liverpool.
  • Lily Worden will be studying medicinal and biological chemistry at Edinburgh having achieved three straight A grades in maths, chemistry and biology.
  • Jack Hughes achieved three A grades in economics, politics and English literature and A* in the EPQ and will be studying Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Manchester.
  • Lucy Walker also gained three A grades in French, psychology and biology and will be going to Liverpool to study orthoptics.
  • Ashley Hughes achieved three straight A grades in maths, economics and business studies and will be going to study economics at Leeds.
  • Marcus Pindard-Baden will be going to Sheffield to study financial mathematics having achieved A, A and B in maths, English literature and economics.
  • Jessica Forber will be studying fashion at Liverpool John Moores University having achieved A, A and B in art textiles, fine art and English language.
  • James Peaker gained A, A and B in maths, English literature and chemistry and will be studying mathematics at Newcastle.
  • Following a gap year, Juliette McQueen is to study medicine at King’s College, London and Ruben Morris-Brown will study veterinary science at the University of Edinburgh.

Read the results from other Cheshire schools by clicking on the links below:

A Level results 2015: The Hammond

A Level results: Bishop Heber High School

A Level results 2015: Chester Catholic High School

A-level results 2015: Helsby High School

A Level Results 2015: Tarporley Sixth Form College

A Level results 2015: Abbey Gate College