Thursday, 16th August 2018
STUDENTS at Ripon Grammar School achieve school's best ever set of A-Level results
Just short of 80 per cent – currently 79.5 per cent – of results were A*-B grades with over half at A* and A.
Among the top performers were three sets of twins and at least seven girls with places at
Boarding twins George and Harry Stratford – Ripon Grammar School is one of only a handful of state boarding schools – both achieved three A grades and will head to Durham University together to read finance, although at different colleges.
Louisa Chatterton is going to
Molly Gallagher is heading to
Anna Rimmer, who achieved four A*s and a A* in the extended project qualification (EPQ), will join Louisa at
The Oxford-bound girls are Maya Mellor who will read medicine with four A*s; Ella Durkin, with three A*s, to read chemistry; Alicia Hayden, two A*s and an A to study biological sciences; Katherine Dale, one A* and three As to read earth sciences; and Alice Peat, whose two A*s and an A secured her place to study French and Italian.
A large majority of students guaranteed their first choice at university with 37 students, or just over a quarter of the cohort, achieving straight A* or A grades. Every student who took an additional EPQ secured an A* or A grade for their independent research skills.
At the end of his first year in post, headmaster
“Behind the statistics there is always such a range of individual success stories. The students have worked supremely hard and deserve every congratulation.”