Derby Grammar School is celebrating as the recently released 2018 GCSE league table places it top of the table in Derby and Derbyshire.

The measure, which scores the percentage of pupils achieving a Grade 5 or above in English and maths GCSE, puts Derby Grammar School at 89%, well ahead of other schools across the county.

Head, Dr Ruth Norris, said: “This result exemplifies and celebrates the hard work our staff and pupils undertake right from the start of school and which culminates in the GCSE examinations.

The result is even more pleasing as we pride ourselves on the value of a boys-only education up to Year 11, tailoring our lessons specifically to the way boys learn so that we engage them 100% and inspire them to achieve their best.”

Other significant achievements in last summer’s GCSE examinations included 67% of GCSE passes in biology, chemistry and physics being at grades 9, 8 or 7, and 38% of all passes in maths being at 9 or 8. Pupil Owen Walters was one of those achieving grade 9 in GCSE maths, despite only being in Year 9.

Derby Grammar School is expanding this September as it begins to take boys in to its new Infant School, meaning it now offers education right though from Reception to Sixth Form.

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