Students buck trend with brace of top A-level results

Sheffield High School is celebrating another superb  year with a stunning set of A level results with over 50% of all subjects passed at A*/A.'Year 13 pupils celebrate'Grace Hosking, left, and her twin Lily.'Twins Grace and Lily Hosking have both passed all three A levels with straight A*/A!  Grace passed Biology A*, Chemistry A, Religious Studies A* and Maths AS grade B whilst Lily passed Biology, English Literature and British Government & Politics all straight A* with Chemistry and General Studies AS grade A.  Lily also has A* in her  Extended Project Qualification.  ''The twins are now off on very different pathways with Lily reading Human, Social and Political Sciences at Cambridge whilst Grace takes a Gap Year before studying Medicine at Cardiff.
Sheffield High School is celebrating another superb year with a stunning set of A level results with over 50% of all subjects passed at A*/A.'Year 13 pupils celebrate'Grace Hosking, left, and her twin Lily.'Twins Grace and Lily Hosking have both passed all three A levels with straight A*/A! Grace passed Biology A*, Chemistry A, Religious Studies A* and Maths AS grade B whilst Lily passed Biology, English Literature and British Government & Politics all straight A* with Chemistry and General Studies AS grade A. Lily also has A* in her Extended Project Qualification. ''The twins are now off on very different pathways with Lily reading Human, Social and Political Sciences at Cambridge whilst Grace takes a Gap Year before studying Medicine at Cardiff.
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Sheffield students bucked the national trend in this year’s A-levels, achieving high grades as the number given top marks dipped across the country, it was revealed this week as the full picture of the city’s results emerged.

There was a fall in the proportion of A-levels awarded top grades for the second year in a row, and just over a quarter of entries – 26.3 per cent – were given A or A* nationally.

But among the high-achieving Sheffield students were twins James and Lincoln Greatrick, and Stephanie and Joanne Twomey, who celebrated receiving 10 A* and A grades at Birkdale School.

Joanne, aged 18, of Dore, got two As and an A* while her sister got three As and an A*.

Fellow Birkdale student Nabeel Ahmed achieved an outstanding seven A* grades.

Twin success was also in store for Sheffield High School pupils Grace and Lily Hosking, who both passed A-levels with straight A* or A grades.

Lily is off to Cambridge while Grace takes a gap year before going to Cardiff.

The high school said more than 50 per cent of all subjects passed were at A* or A.

Elsewhere, Longley Park Sixth Form College achieved a 99 per cent overall pass rate, and an increased A* to B pass rate of 36 per cent.

Shiregreen’s Callum Willis, 18, achieved A*s and As in four subjects and is studying engineering at Cambridge.

Sheffield Park Academy on the Manor said its A* to B pass rate had risen from 24 per cent in 2012 to 50 per cent this year, its ‘best ever’ results.

Hallam University received tens of thousands of calls to its clearing line, and said ‘several hundred’ were offered places.

More good news was in store for Tapton School student Tyler Reid, who won a trip to New Zealand through a competition on results day.