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North Halifax Grammar School students have achieved an outstanding set of A Level results. This year’s results were the school’s best ever in terms of the number of students achieving the top A* and A grades, which the students achieved in very nearly 2 out of every 5 exams taken. Just under 70% of all results were at grades A* to B and the overall pass rate (grades A* to E) was 99.8%. Eight students were holding conditional offers from either Oxford or Cambridge universities, and all of them achieved the grades required to secure their places. This is a new Oxbridge record for the school. 40 students achieved at least one A* grade and 20 achieved two or more. 7 students got 3 or more A* grades, of whom, three achieved A* grades in all four, and one in all 5, of their A Levels. 70 students achieved the benchmark score of ABB or better, with 35 of them achieving 3 As or better. 30 students secured results whereby all of their grades were at A* or A. In all, 161 students took a total of 511 exams and scored an average of 241.9 points per A Level, which equates to an average of grade B.

The Headteacher, Andrew Fisher, congratulated the Year 13 students on their achievement and paid tribute to both the students and the staff at the school. “Nobody should underestimate just how much hard work has gone into achieving this set of results. Government reforms designed to raise standards and make exams more challenging are already starting to make themselves felt. This year’s students did not have the benefit of January examinations and summer re-sits. Students and staff have prepared hard to get things right first time, and I am delighted at how well that preparation has paid off. To have achieved record results against this background is fantastic.”

The results achieved by the Year 12 students in their AS Level exams also augur well for next year’s A Level results. The younger students slightly outperformed their Year 13 counterparts at the equivalent point in their studies in relation to the top grades. 27.3% of AS results were at the highest grade, grade A (26.9% in 2013), and 53.8% were at grade A or B (51% in 2013).

Mr. A.G. Fisher (Headteacher)


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