Bootham School students have been celebrating a strong set of GCSE results, despite national grades falling back to 2019 levels.
With 52% of grades at 7-9, there were a number of outstanding results for individuals – with 15 pupils achieving a sweep of these top end grades, straight As in the old system.
Seven pupils – Issy Ashforth, Lizzie Hughes, Charlotte Jacobi, Theo Lindridge, Tserena Tang, Freddie Thornton and Olivia Whitby – all achieved seven or more top grade 9s.
Lizzie and Freddie were the top performers, each with eleven grade 9s.
And it will be a cause for double celebration in the Thornton household, where Freddie’s brother Charlie last week left Bootham four straight A* grades in his A-levels.
New headmaster Deneal Smith said: “Despite the disruption to their education caused by the Covid lockdowns, and with no additional support offered in this exam season to compensate for that, these young people fully deserve the strong results they have earned this year.
“Alongside the headline performers, there are plenty of other stories of pupils overcoming difficulties to secure very creditable grades.
“GCSEs are the stepping stones towards A-levels and other qualifications, and these results will allow so many of our students to move on to the next stage of their education with great confidence.”