Sixth form students at Queen’s Park High School have fantastic reasons to celebrate after gaining excellent results in their A-level exams.

The Handbridge school puts its continued strong track record down to “hard work, excellent teaching and support from parents”.

Its 2014 results show an increase in the average points score per entry for the fifth year running. Almost 60% of all grades were A*-B and 25% were A*-A.

Headteacher Stephen Casey said: “This school has an excellent record when it comes to A-level results. As always we are extremely proud of our students’ achievements. Their hard work and determination have paid off, with the vast majority of students gaining their first choice university place.

High achievers at Queen's Park High School, from left to right, are: Hope Slater, Struan Fishburn, Anna Houghton sand James McDermott
High achievers at Queen's Park High School, from left to right, are: Hope Slater, Struan Fishburn, Anna Houghton sand James McDermott

“This is a credit to our sixth form students and a true reflection of the high quality teaching and learning that the school provides. We have a good sixth form which produces good and outstanding results.”

Exceptional results were achieved in a number of subjects. One hundred percent pass rates were achieved almost across the board. On top of this, the percentages of students gaining A* to B grades were incredibly high in art, biology, chemistry, geography, English literature, maths, further maths, physics, politics, performing arts, psychology, religious studies, sports studies and music.

Exceptional individual results were achieved by a number of students including James McDermott who achieved A*s in physics and maths and an A in further maths, securing him a place at Manchester University to study civil engineering. Struan Fishburn is going on to study chemical engineering at Leeds University after attaining an A* in physics and As in maths and chemistry.

Anna Houghton achieved A*s in art and English literature and a B in English language to gain a place at Liverpool John Moore’s University to undertake a degree in fine art.

Hope Slater gained an A* in English literature, an A in art and two starred distinctions in music, allowing her to gain a place to study fine art at Oxford University’s Balliol College.

Clare Scanlon, director of learning (14 to 19), commented: “Results day is a very proud moment, both for me, the students, their parents and the teaching staff. The enthusiasm, commitment and hard work of the students have been rewarded with these fantastic results. I am delighted for them all and would like to take this opportunity to wish them all the best for their very bright futures.

“We are justifiably proud of the high grades that many students have achieved. Many of our students achieved grades above expectations based on their prior attainment, outperforming national achievements. I would like to thank all my colleagues for their skilful teaching and the huge amount of support that they offer to students, both of which have contributed to our students’ well deserved success.”

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