Pupils at St Peter’s School in York have passed more than three quarters of their GCSE exams at A* and A grade. Passes at the highest levels increased to 76%, up from 73% last year.
A* grades rose to 43%, from 41% in 2015.
Mathematics was a particular success, with 99% of grades at A*-B, 87% at A*-A and two thirds of all papers securing A* grades.
Ten pupils achieved at least 10 A* grades, including Madeleine Bletcher, Marcus Brown, Alexandra Craig, Madeleine Day, Annabel Ellis, Jack Hargrave, Clare Hornby, Lucy Lawrence, James Mahon and Chloe Wong.
Charles Barry, Rebecca Battles, Max Boswell, Alice Brookes, Kitty Clapham, Rhys Collins, Harry Contreras, Isabella Crook, Lucy Dabbs, Felicity Edwards, Annabel Fox, Phoebe Hall, Felicity Head, Charlotte Hollinrake, Jack Lawrence, Alexander Leahy, Imogen Matthews, Grace Moody, Lucy Moss, Christopher Nelson, Kate Newmarch, Jodi Smith, Lydia Theos, Yulia Trubacheva, Edward Turvill, Matthew Ubhi, Zaki Ward, Seth Williams and Rory Winterburn passed all of their GCSEs at A* and A grades.
Leo Winkley, Head Master said:
I’m very pleased that this has been another year of consistent excellence in our results at GCSE – it’s the third consecutive year of improvement which speaks volumes about the effort and dedication of our teaching staff, as well as of our pupils. We’re especially happy to see these strong results reflected across a broad range of subjects: our pupils have secured 100% pass rates in subjects from Latin and Greek to Art, Design and Technology, Mathematics and Music.
The pupils’ results in Modern Foreign Languages are fantastic – amidst concerns about the number of pupils studying languages nationally, it’s refreshing to see every pupil at St Peter’s studying at least one language at GCSE, with 76% of exams passed at A* and A across French, German and Spanish collectively.
The students can feel very proud of their work; they are a thoroughly pleasant year group and all the staff are delighted with these deservedly excellent results.