PUPILS at Denstone College have contributed to another bumper year of success and celebration.
Nearly three-quarters of all A-level entries at the College Road independent school resulted in A* to B top grades and 42 per cent of entries achieving prestigious A*to A grades.
Among the successes, 12 students achieved straight As or better, including two students who have gained places on courses at Oxford and Cambridge Universities.
Headmaster David Derbyshire said: “These results showcase the very high quality learning experience on offer in the Sixth Form at Denstone College.
“Congratulations to all our students for their hard work, to their parents who supported them, and to our team of talented teachers who inspire students to believe in themselves and aim high”.
Among the achievements this year was school captain Rosie Cammack with three A*s who will take up a place to study Biological Sciences at St Hilda’s College, University of Oxford and straight A* student Harry Moran who will read Human, Social and Political Sciences at St Catharine’s College, University of Cambridge.
Laura Waterhouse, who scored three As, has been offered a place and will go on to read Medicine at Birmingham University.
School captain Kristian Parton will be photographing wildlife in Antarctica during November, before going on to study Animal Behaviour at Exeter University.
Winner of the National Young Designer of the Year Award, Peter Markos will go on to read Architecture at Sheffield University and Lidia Everstova aced five A-levels and will go on to read Government and Economics at the London School of Economics
Upper Sixth pupil Billy Riley battled with cancer through his Sixth Form years but has recently been given the all clear from his doctors and can celebrate with an A* grade in Art and the prospect of applying to study Biochemistry at Bath University next year.