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A Level celebrations for pupils at Kings Priory School

There were plenty of smiles at Kings Priory School on Thursday morning as pupils finally discovered their A Level results.

Building on the success of last year the school, which had a 96% pass rate, saw a large number of pupils receiving A*-A grades with over 70% attaining A*-C.

A Level results in Geography and Chemistry in particular were outstanding.

One of the biggest success stories was Katie Ramsay, who will now pursue a career in Medicine at Cambridge University after receiving an impressive 4 A*s.

Katie becomes the ninth pupil to receive an offer and fulfil a place at Oxford or Cambridge since Kings Priory School opened in September 2013.

She said: “I was just ecstatic when I found out I got into Cambridge this morning. I wasn’t expecting the results.”

Other highlights included Jasmine Battersby (A*AA) who will head to Durham University to study law and Emma Vincent (A*AA) who is going to the University of Edinburgh to read mathematics.

Miles Brown, who was originally predicted three B’s, was “over the moon” when he opened his results to see he had achieved an A* and two A’s.

He said: “When I opened the letter I just started crying and shaking. I was not expecting it at all. I am absolutely delighted.”

There was delight too for Elliot Macdonald (A*BB), who will study Biomedical Science at University of Edinburgh and for Joe Oldham (ABB), who is headed to the University of Manchester to read Geography.

Overall the vast majority of pupils celebrated by accepting their first choice offer, as they head for places at universities across the country, including many prestigious Russell Group institutions.

The Principal, Mr Philip Sanderson, commented on the excellent achievement of all of the School’s A Level pupils.

He said: “It was a pleasure to see so many young people accepting their first choice University and we are very pleased with the achievement of all of our pupils.”

“There was a huge diversity of success with pupils headed for careers in medicine, Philosophy, Politics and Economics, law and engineering.”

Other pupils will take up courses in a wide range of subject areas including criminology, accounting and finance, product design and sports science.

The school is unique in that it offers an academic A Level curriculum, with all subjects offered recognised by universities.

Mr Sanderson added: “Many congratulations to all our pupils and a sincere thank you to staff and families for their continued support.”

If you are starting your A Levels in September and are still unsure about what you would like to do then call us on 0191 258 5995 or email and speak to us about our last few remaining places for the Sixth Form at Kings Priory School.

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