Pupils at St Peter’s School in York are celebrating their A-Level results, after a quarter of all exams were passed at the highest possible grade.
24.1% of passes were at A*, an increase from 22% in 2014.
Overall, 56.7% of exams at St Peter’s were passed at A* or A, up from 54.6% a year ago.
Leo Winkley, Head Master of St Peter’s School, said:
This is our largest ever cohort of A-Level candidates at St Peter’s and we are all delighted that they have achieved such an astonishing set of exam results. It’s a great relief, given all the concern over the quality of exam marking, to see the hard work of pupils and teachers being rewarded fairly. Whilst there remain one or two individual anomalies that we are closely scrutinising, the overwhelming feeling at St Peter’s is that the pupils have been able to show what they can do. They have achieved remarkable results for themselves, and made their parents and teachers very proud indeed.
All we can ask that our children work hard and give all that they can. There are so many stories of individual triumph, both at the very top end and also with those who have been inspired to achieve well above expectations.
It is worth remembering that this impressive crop of exam results is just one indicator of what this excellent year group has achieved. I know that all my colleagues have taken genuine pleasure in teaching and looking after them. Many have travelled through the school from the age of three and, as we celebrate this excellent harvest of exam results, we wish them all the very best for a bright future.”
Nine pupils passed every exam at the highest grade, including: Francisca Anderson, Elizabeth Brown, Georgia Calvert, Laura Clark, Edward Cotter, Emily Mahon, James Sowerby, Helen Taylor and Emily Williams. Overall 39 pupils – 32% of the year group – achieved straight A or A* grades.
St Peter’s School, founded in 627AD, is one of the oldest schools in the world, and one of the UK’s leading co-educational boarding schools.