St Peter’s pupils were delighted today to receive outstanding A Level results.
The York school said: “After more than two years of disruption and lockdowns, this success was particularly well deserved and the school is very proud of the achievements of all pupils, who have all shown resilience and commitment over a challenging period. “
Altogether, 88% of results were awarded at A* to B, a third of all grades were at A* (with 65% at A* to A). 20 pupils achieved 3 or more A* grades and 11 pupils achieved four A Levels at A*/A.
Pupils who achieved an amazing 4 A*s include Natasha who has secured a place to read sociology and politics at University of Edinburgh. Ben is heading to University of Warwick to read engineering and Josh will go to the University of St Andrews to study German and Spanish.
Rachael will continue to delight audiences with her talents at the Royal Northern College of Music.
Twins Hugo and Rory achieved 7 A*s and As between them and head to University of Cambridge (mathematics) and University of Exeter (combined honours) respectively.
Hugo’s maths success is no surprise as he recently came joint tenth in the country in the British Mathematical Olympiad and was awarded a distinction. His brother Rory won the Alan Mak Politics prize.
Head master Jeremy Walker said:
This outstanding set of results has been achieved over a challenging period where our pupils’ collective resilience and positivity has kept them focused. Today’s academic rewards are a direct and thoroughly deserved result, and I wish them all the best when they set off to an excellent set of destinations.
Pupils applied themselves to the full, navigating the changes from online back to traditional learning methods, and exams. Uncertainty about the changing A Level system from year to year has not held them back, and I am delighted to celebrate their results with them and their families.
Importantly, pupils have combined their academic studies with a vast range of co-curricular interests, achieving successes across sport, music, drama, journalism, debating and so much more.