Wharfedale students from The Grammar School at Leeds have plenty to celebrate after scoring top GCSE grades.

Among the success stories were Diya Jain, from Bramhope, (5 grade 9s, 4 grade 8s and a 7), Will Brooks (6 grade 9s, 3 grade 8s and one grade 7) and Anna Fischer (5 grade 9s, 4 grade 8s, and one grade 6). Joshua Stephens, also from Bramhope and a rising star in the world of golf, was also celebrating with 2 grade 9s, 4 grade 8s, 2 grade 7s and a grade 6.

Ilkley Gazette: Joshua Stephens, from BramhopeJoshua Stephens, from Bramhope (Image: The GSAL)

It has been an excellent year for results at GSAL, with 70% of all entries awarded the top grades of 7, 8 or 9 (A/A*), and more than half given grade 8 or above. GSAL’s GCSE Class of 23 included five sets of twins, two Bradford City academy footballers, an Olympic swim team hopeful and two members of the City of Leeds Youth Orchestra.

“We are delighted with these extraordinary results - they’re testimony to the hard work of our students, their families and our staff,” said Sue Woodroofe, Principal at GSAL. “I’m extremely proud of what they’ve achieved academically, and even more proud of the wonderful young people they are becoming.”