Pupils at St Peter’s School in York are celebrating their A Level results.
83.3% of all exams were passed at A*-B, an increase of 2% from 2015.
More than one in five – 20.3% – of all exams were passed at A*. 38 pupils –more than a third of the year group – passed every exam at A* or A grade.
St Peter’s saw particularly strong performances in Art, Design Technology and Latin, with every pass at A or A*, and additional success for English Literature and German, both of which saw every pupil achieve grade B or above.
Mathematics remains the most popular subject at St Peter’s for A Level entries, studied by more than half the year group, and has once again achieved outstanding results. Of 57 candidates, 63% passed at A* or A. 89% passed Further Mathematics at the same grades.
Grades between A* – B are those required for entry to good undergraduate courses and universities, and this measure is particularly relevant to pupils and parents.
Leo Winkley, Head Master of St Peter’s School, said:
It is easy for the A Level results day to become a pageant of individual success stories, and those can be inspiring in their own right – but what matters to pupils and their parents is that they leave school with a solid foundation for the next stage in their lives, not just in terms of the grades they need, but in possession of enquiring, analytical minds, an excellent work ethic – and a sense of fun and perspective as they take their next steps on to university, careers and beyond.
These results make us very proud, because they reflect the hard work and dedication of an entire cohort. Our pupils are excellent team players, who encourage and support each other in their quest to learn, and that spirit has been wonderfully repaid by today’s results.
All of us at St Peter’s are delighted to have supported them through their journey with us, and we look forward to following their progress as they move on to the next chapter.