Derby Grammar School Sixth Formers are celebrating today with another set of impressive A-Level results and stories of great individual achievements.

With a 98% pass rate overall, 35% of all passes are A* or A, and an outstanding 75% are at A* to C. 22% of pupils have achieved straight A* and A grade results.

Philip Holloway is celebrating four A*s and will be starting his degree at Cambridge in September.

Chris Gerrett is on his way to Warwick University to study Engineering. With two A*s and an A he said: “Thank you to all of the teachers here. I’ve really enjoyed my time at Derby Grammar School, and am looking forward to starting university.”

Amongst other achievements are Olivia Lee who with an A* and two A’s takes up her place to study Law at Exeter and Kingsley Collie who is heading to Imperial College to study Physics and Maths. Umer Ahmed is off to Kings College, London and Elliott Field is heading to Leeds Beckett to study Primary Education.

Building on our reputation in maths, sciences and DT, we are delighted to see 68% of A-Level passes at grades A* to C are in the STEM subjects.

Acting Head, Lesley Reynolds comments: “We are delighted with our pupils’ achievements this year. They have all worked so hard to adapt to the changes in the sixth form curriculum from modular courses to specifications with terminal examinations.

It is wonderful to be part of their celebrations this morning as they learn of their results, not only our pupils who have achieved straight A grades, but also the individuals who we know have put in the extra work and commitment to deliver the results they have received today.

We wish them well on the next stage of their journey as they progress to university and employment.”