High Peak’s A team celebrate GCSE success at King’s School

Pictured, left to right, are Sameera Lyons, 16, from Chapel; Alex Blundell, 16, from Chapel; Amy Johnson, 16, from Buxton; Rhys Bowen, 16, from Buxton; Elena Boden, 16, from Combs; Poppy Kirk, 16, from Whaley Bridge; William Thomson, 16, from Buxton; and William McIlveen, 16. Photo: Tony Carter.
Pictured, left to right, are Sameera Lyons, 16, from Chapel; Alex Blundell, 16, from Chapel; Amy Johnson, 16, from Buxton; Rhys Bowen, 16, from Buxton; Elena Boden, 16, from Combs; Poppy Kirk, 16, from Whaley Bridge; William Thomson, 16, from Buxton; and William McIlveen, 16. Photo: Tony Carter.
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Eight High Peak students were among the 49 who achieved nine A grades or better in their GCSE exams at King’s School.

Twenty-four per cent of all GCSE grades at the Macclesfield school were at A*; 57 per cent were at A*-A and 83 per cent at A*-B.

Headmaster Dr Simon Hyde said: “It is wonderful to see so many delighted students, whose hard-work and determination has reaped such fabulous rewards.

“These incredibly strong results will see the overwhelming majority of pupils progress to our sixth-form to pursue their academic dreams.”

Among the top scholars was Sameera Lyons, 16, from Chapel-en-le-Frith, who got seven A*s and three As, and Alex Blundell, 16, also from Chapel, who got seven A*s and two As.

Hockey player and Duke of Edinburgh medallist Rhys Bowen, 16, from Buxton, received seven A*s and two A grades, and Amy Johnson, 16, from Buxton, walked away with six A*s and three As.

Other high achievers included: Elena Boden, 16, from Combs, who got four A*s and five A grades; Duke of Edinburgh specialist Poppy Kirk, 16, from Whaley Bridge, who got seven A*s and three As; William Thomson, 16, from Buxton, who got nine A*s and one A, and William McIlveen, 16, who collected six A*s and three A grades.