ILKLEY and Wharfedale students at The Grammar School at Leeds (GSAL) are celebrating top A-level results.

Oliver Smith, Olusoga Oluwaseyitan and Archie Fuller all achieved the top grades of A*/A in three subjects. Oliver has secured a place at Durham University to study mechanical engineering, Olusoga is heading south to study pharmacy at University College London and Archie will study computer science (software engineering) at the University of Sheffield.

Over 50% of A-levels were awarded A*/A grades at GSAL, and 81 percent of grades were at A*-B. More than 60 students (36%) at GSAL achieved top grades of three As or more, and six achieved at least three A*s.

“Our Year 13 students were caught up in the exam disruption caused by the pandemic, and so missed the opportunity to sit their GCSEs in the normal way. Understandably, many were nervous about their A-levels - but they showed real determination and tenacity, with support from staff and their families,” said Sue Woodroofe, Principal at GSAL.

Mrs Woodroofe added: “I’m extremely proud of our students who, like so many of their generation, have had to contend with learning through lockdowns. These outstanding results are testimony to their resilience and hard work. They should feel incredibly proud of their achievements and excited about the next chapter in their lives.”