Ripon Grammar bucks national trend as A-level grades rise

All smiles at Ripon Grammar School

HIGH achieving Ripon Grammar School students are celebrating rising results despite the national trend of falling A-level grades.

More than 83 per cent of all grades achieved were at A*-B with 19 students awarded a clean sweep of three A*s or more.

Out of the 157 students, a total of 153 got A*s, with 61 per cent of all grades awarded being A*-As.

Headmaster Jonathan Webb congratulated this year’s leavers on an outstanding set of results: “This is a testament to their resilience and hard work after several years of disrupted education.

“I am incredibly pleased that so many have secured their first choice university destination. Despite the fact grading has been recalibrated to a mid-point between 2019-21, results at RGS have actually improved on last year’s record.”

Among the Ripon students with great success stories are Eleanor Chaplin, who achieved four A*s plus an A* in her extended project qualification (EPQ) and Ellen McKeag, who was awarded four A* grades.