Rossett School is celebrating a record breaking set of A level results.
This years sixth form leavers produced the school’s best ever A level results.
The overall pass rate for the school was over 99 per cent, with 28 per cent of the students being awarded grades A* or A, and 51 per cent achieving A*-B.
Headteacher Helen Woodcock said: “This year’s Year 13 have worked exceptionally hard for their results and their succss is well deserved.”
The school’s science and maths departments did exceptionally well, with 10 students achieving A* in maths.
Mrs Woodcock said: “We’re really pleased with the science and maths results against the backdrop of falling grades nationally.
“There has been an increased interest in students wanting to study the traditional baccalaureate subjects through to A level and University.”
The super set of results means that the majority of students have won places at their first choice university, and moving onto to further eduction still remains the top choice for Harrogate students.
Mrs Woodcock said: “Certainly in Harrogate, people are still ambitious and look to go to university, though there has been a change in people seeing it as their one and only choice. People are far more open to the idea of looking at alternatives, apprenticiships and many students look at internships in gap years.”
In total 28 per cent of the grades this year for the 122 students were A*s and As and thirteen students achieved all A*/A grades.
Mrs Woodcock said the cohort would be missed by all the staff.
She said: “They will be very much missed, but it is great to see them all go on their way and we hope they keep in touch and let us know about their future success.”
One exceptional scientist from Rossett school is Sarah Littlejohn who will go on to Oxford University, Worcester College, to study Physics after achieving two A*s in Physic and maths, and an A in further maths.
Oliver Bell, 18, clearly has a head for figures achieving three A*s in maths, further maths and physics with a Merit in his maths extended qualification and a level 2 in his maths STEP paper. He will go to Warwick University, of course to study maths.
Becoming Rossett’s first ever student to follow Dentistry at Leeds University, Josh Day achieved an A* in biology and to A grades in chemistry and geography.
Taekwondo Gold medallist, Tom Henley, who took the top prize in the 2014 Commonwealth Games intend to continue to balance training with studies at Manchester University. He achieved the A*, A and B he needed to join the bio-medical science course at Manchester University and Team GB’s Taekwondo Academy is also based in the city.