STUDENTS at Oldham Hulme Grammar School are celebrating after achieving another set of excellent A Level and GCSE results this summer.
More than a third of A Level grades achieved (36 per cent) were at A*/A, and in total 61 per cent of grades were at A*-B level; both these statistics rose by three per cent compared to last year.
A third of the Sixth Form cohort achieved at least two A grades, 22 per cent achieved at least three A grades, and 20 per cent of students secured at least one A*. The overall pass rate was 98 per cent.
There were a number of outstanding individual performances: Bradley Thompson achieved four A* grades and has secured his place at Magdalene College, Cambridge to read Natural Sciences.
Megan Brierley secured three A* grades and is going to Nottingham also to study Natural Sciences. Both Eleanor Dawson and Lydia Entwistle achieved two A* and one A grades. Eleanor has accepted a place at Durham to read Psychology, and Lydia will be studying Biology at York.
In addition, a further seven students achieved one A* and two A grades.
Mr Craig Mairs, Principal, commented: “At Hulme we believe in supporting all of our students to achieve their potential, whatever that is.
“The school is delighted with these impressive results, which are a reflection first and foremost of the efforts of our pupils, as well as the dedication of the staff.
“Our Year 13 cohort can look forward to taking up the top university places they have secured and the school wishes them every success for the future.”
Meanwhile Year 11 students matched last year’s record-breaking GCSE results, with the overall pass rate at 98 per cent, with 98 per cent of students achieving the national benchmark of at least five 9-4 grades including English and Maths.
A third of grades were at 9-8 level, and more than half (55 per cent) were at 9-7 level. 46 per cent achieved at least seven 9-7 grades to secure an academic scholarship to enter Hulme’s Sixth Form, including 24 students who gained nine or more 9-7 grades.
Top performer was Charlie Chadwick who achieved the remarkable feat of securing a full set of ten Grade 9s.
There were many other superb individual performances including Tiger Edwards (seven Grade 9s) and Aleksander Markiewicz (five Grade 9s and five Grade 8s). Suzie Bennett, Natasha Dawson, Madison Deakin, Samantha Phelan, Daisy Plevin and Francesca Southern all achieved at least seven grades at 9/8 level.
Mr Mairs said: “I am delighted our pupils have maintained the very high standards set last academic year.
“They can be extremely proud of these excellent results which reflect their hard work over the last two years, as well as the commitment and skill of their teachers.”