High flyers at The Grange School in Hartford were celebrating yet another terrific performance when the A-level results were released on Thursday.
Scoring a 100% pass rate and with 63% of grades at A or A* (the school’s second best result ever) and 86% at B grade or better, it proved to be another excellent year for the school. 37 of the 91 students achieved at least 3 A or A* grades, 5 of those gaining A* grades in all their A-levels.
Pride of place went to Weaverham’s Victoria Gough, who secured a coveted place to read Engineering at Peterhouse College, Cambridge by scoring 4 A* grades, having taught herself much of the Further Maths syllabus in her spare time over the past year.
Headmaster Chris Jeffery said: “These results are once again both impressive and highly gratifying.
“The most important aspect for me is the progress that the final grades represent for this cohort: no other group over the past ten years has improved so much between GCSE and A level, which is testimony to the character and determination of this lovely group of young people.
“It also says much about the skill their teachers possess in getting the very best out of them: on average our statistics show that we are adding more than half a grade in each subject to each pupil’s measured potential.”