TEENAGERS across the Ripon and Boroughbridge areas were eagerly tearing envelopes open this morning to find out how they did in their A-levels.
At Ripon Grammar School, headmaster Martin Pearman was celebrating one of the school’s best sets of results ever in which 74 per cent of grades were A* - B, with nearly half of grades being A*/A.
Mr Pearman said: “There were many superb individual performances with five students getting three A* grades or better and 36 students secured at least three A grades or better out of 116 students in the year group.
“The staff and students have worked very effectively together to achieve a superb outcome and I am very proud of what has been achieved by them.
“The vast majority of pupils have got their first choice of university.”
At Boroughbridge High School, students and staff were celebrating a record-breaking set of A-level results.
The highlight was A2 students who achieved 60 per cent passes at A* to B.
Headteacher Elaine Dixon said: “At both AS and A2, results were very pleasing and were reward for the hard work and commitment demonstrated by all our students and staff.
“In an increasingly competitive market for post A-level university places and employment, these results should stand all students in very good stead.
“These excellent results mean that the vast majority of pupils have achieved grades that will allow them to accept the university places they have been offered.”
At Outwood Academy Ripon, principal Barry Found was also pleased with his school’s results.
He said: “We are delighted with this year’s results. For the third year running the performance of our students has improved and this is a direct result of the support and hard work of parents and teachers as well as the commitment and determination of the students themselves.
“All of our students who have applied for university courses have been offered places, with 90 per cent of them securing their first choice.
“All of us at the Academy would like to send best wishes to the students for what will be for them a very bright and positive future.
For a list of results from around the district, click here