Two sets of twins have helped The King’s School in Chester achieve their best ever A level results.

Sean and Jeremy Telford of Chester gained 7 A* and 1 A between them and Alistair and Lucy Simmonds of Willington, Tarporley together gained 2 A*, 3 A and 2B grades.

Their efforts have helped the Wrexham Road school achieve the position as the top performing co-educational school in the region.

More than a quarter of students gained the coveted A* grades with 43% of the 104 King’s sixth formers gained A/A* grade in 3 A levels or more and just under 90% of all the A level achieved were at grade A*/B.

A level students at The King’s School in Chester celebrate their achievements
A level students at The King’s School in Chester celebrate their achievements

Five A* levels were achieved by Jonny Verity of Beeston, who is going read mathematics at Bath University.

A further 24 students gained 4 A levels with 17 of these getting all A/A* grades.

Four A* A levels were achieved by Matthew Temple of Chester who is heading to Cambridge to read mathematics, Ben Hastings of Upton, who is going to University College, London, to study astrophysics, Sean Telford of Chester, who will study natural sciences at Cambridge and Aaron Williams  of Farndon, who will read mathematics at Imperial University, London.

A total of 27 students gained 3A*/A grades with Sophie Thompson of Overton Heath, gaining all three at A* grade. Sophie is going to Cambridge to study history.

This year’s crop of offers includes Chris Robson of Chester, who will study English Literature and Language at Oxford and brings the total of number of Oxford and Cambridge places gained by King’s to 83 in the last 10 years.

Headmaster Chris Ramsey said: “This year’s King’s leavers have enjoyed tremendous success based their hard work and with the support of their teachers.

“They are going on to a range of fantastic top universities including 15 with offers for Oxbridge, medicine or veterinary course. 90% of them had at least one offer from a Russell Group university and a third got offers from all the five of the universities they applied to.

“One student, Polly Morris of Mickle Trafford, has received an exceptional offer from the prestigious Central St Martin’s College in London to study Product Design without first taking a foundation course.

“I am extremely proud of every single one of them and everyone at King’s wishes them all success in the future.”

Our celebration of A Level success

We would like to celebrate the success of individual students in next week's Chronicle.

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