Sheffield students are celebrating after achieving outstanding A-level results.
Months of waiting finally came to an end for students yesterday, with many finding out if they got the grades for university.
Staff at King Ecgbert School, in Dore, were ‘delighted’ after 65 per cent of all grades were between A* and B – 10 per cent higher than last year.
The school is also celebrating after 25 students landed places at Oxbridge. Headteacher Lesley Bowes said: “I am so proud of each and every one of my students.”
Tapton School, in Crosspool, also had an exceptional performance with 67 per cent of grades achieved between A* and B.
Co-Headteacher David Dennis said: “I am over the moon – absolutely delighted. The students have worked so hard and I wish them all the success they deserve.”
At Notre Dame High School, just under 50 per cent of the passes were at A* to B.
Headteacher Steve Davies said: “We are delighted to see our students continue to achieve high standards given the increasing demands of A-level study.”
It was a record-breaking year for Birkdale School, in Broomhill, after 11 students achieved places at either Oxford or Cambridge universities,
Headmaster Dr Paul Owen said he was ‘absolutely delighted’ with the results.
Students at Longley Park Sixth Form College impressed with a 97 per cent pass rate, including 377 A* or A grades or equivalent.
Sheffield College reported a 93 per cent pass rate, with 23 per cent of grades at A* to B.
Principal Heather Smith was still delighted with ‘strong’ results.
Staff at High Storrs School were also ‘delighted’ after students achieved more than 115 A* or A grades.
Students and staff at Bradfield School were celebrating after 46 per cent of grades were between A* and B.
Student Finlay Stafford, aged 18, of King Ecgbert, is off to study maths at Cambridge in September after achieving three A* grades and two As in maths, further maths, music, physics and chemistry respectively.
Finlay said he was ‘so proud’ after getting the highest mark on the university’s entrance exam – and getting the highest offer to study there.
Tom Foord, 18, of King Ecgbert, will be heading to Oxford to study medicine after achieving four A* grades in biology, chemistry, physics and maths.
He said: “It’s a huge relief. I was very nervous this morning, but I’m glad all the hard work paid off.”
Maya Heine, 18, of Tapton School, is off to study chemistry at Oxford after achieving two A* grades and three As in German, maths, chemistry, French and further maths respectively.
She said: “I am so excited about what the next four years has in store.”
It was an emotional morning for Hannah Rawlinson, 18, of Tapton School, who landed a place studying psychology at Cambridge after achieving two A* grades and one A in English literature, psychology and history respectively.
Hannah said: “My grandad John passed away the day after I got the offer to study at Cambridge. He would be so proud of me today after achieving the grades to get in.
“We’ve got a results day party tonight and I’m looking forward to celebrating.”
Shekeil Nasser, 18, of Tapton School, will be studying chemical engineering via natural sciences at Cambridge after achieving four A* grades in maths, further maths, physics and chemistry.
He said: “It’s relief for me – I’m just pleased that all my hard work paid off.”
Nohmaan Hussain – who has been competing as a professional international boxer – pulled no punches after achieving distinction’s in sport development, sport coaching and sport fitness to land a place at the University of Sheffield to study nursing.
At Chapeltown Academy, Kirsty Joelson said she was thrilled with her A*, A and B in biology, maths and physics respectively.
Sheffield College student Taisha Maneus, 18, got an A* in business and Cs in geography and sociology.
“I’m feeling happy,” she said. “Two years have gone by and it’s all been worth it. I’m very excited about moving on to the next step.
“I’m going to study sociology at the University of Sheffield.”