Buxton and High Peak academics played a key role in King’s A Level students smashing the school’s record for A Level results with 54 per cent of all grades at A* or A up from 43 per cent last year.
In what are the best examination results ever achieved by the Macclesfield independent school 24 per cent of all grades were A*; 54 per cent of all grades were A* or A with more than 80 per cent of grades at A* to B, up from 76 per cent last year.
Charlotte Harrop, 18, from Buxton, got four A*s and will read Engineering at Queen’s College Cambridge, Reuben Cutts, 18, from Buxton, got two A*s and one A and is going to study Geology and Geophysics at Hatfield College, Durham and Alex Swift, 18, from Whaley Bridge, got three A*s and will read a joint honours degree in English and History at Pembroke College, Oxford. David Marchington, 18, from Chapel-en-le-Frith, got two A*s and an A and will take a gap year and apply to Oxbridge while Kettleshulme’s Anna Townley, 18, got four A*s and will read Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry at Oriel College, Oxford. Katie Robertson, 18, from Birch Vale, got three As and will read English Literature at Leeds and Julia Smith, 18, from Whaley Bridge got two A*s and an A and will read Biology at Leeds.
King’s School Headmaster Dr Simon Hyde said: “The students from Buxton and the High Peak have once again proved to be among our very best. These stunning A Level results will enable them to continue their learning journeys at many of Britain’s great universities across the full range of science, arts and humanities subjects.”