ONCE again, sixth form students at Queen’s Park High School have good reason to celebrate, having gained excellent results in their A Level examinations.

Hard work, commitment, and the support of their teachers and parents have paid off in helping students to maintain the school’s strong track record with almost half of all grades at A* -B level and more than a quarter of grades at A* -A.

Exceptional results were achieved by a number of students including Rowan Metcalf (3 A*, 1 A), Leigh Horan (2 A*, 1 A), James Gibson (2A, 1 B, 2 C), Kim Jones (3 A*) and Emma Clark (2 A*, 2 A).

Results at Queen’s Park High this year continue the school’s record of strong achievement at A Level. Particularly exceptional results were achieved by a number of subjects including art and design, digital photography and textiles with 100% pass rates in all three subjects.

In art and design, 60% of students achieved grades A*-A, in digital photography 45% of students achieving grades A*-A, and in textiles 50% of students achieved A*-A.

The school also reported high performances in the sciences and maths, including a 100% pass rate in physics, biology and maths with 57% of students achieving grades A*-B in physics and 50% achieving A*-B in biology and maths.

Almost half of all grades achieved were at A and B level, with over a third of all students achieving at least one A grade amongst their results.

Head teacher Stephen Casey said: "Once again we are very proud of our students’ achievements.

"Their hard work and application have resulted in very good A Level results with the majority of students gaining their first choice higher education place.

"This is a credit to themselves and a reflection of the high quality teaching and learning that the school provides."

Head of sixth form Claire Buckle added: "This is very proud moment for me as I have worked with this year group for seven years.

"Their enthusiasm, determination and hard work have been rewarded with these wonderful results. I am delighted for each and every one of them and I 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 and we are just as proud of the wider range of grades both at A2 ands AS levels, which show our students are successful in gaining grades in line and often above expectations based on their prior attainment.

"I would also like to thank my colleagues for their commitment and support that has contributed to students’ success."