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GCSEs: Another record-breaking year for King’s School pupils

Edd Austin, 16, from Whaley Bridge, and Maddie Townley, 16, from Kettleshulme.

Edd Austin, 16, from Whaley Bridge, and Maddie Townley, 16, from Kettleshulme.

High Peak young academics were among the King’s School’s high-flyers in another record-breaking year.

Thirty two per cent of all GCSE grades at the Macclesfield school were at A*, up from 25 per cent last year; 65 per cent of all grades were at A*/A, up from 58 per cent last year; and 87 per cent of grades were A* to B, up from 86 per cent.

Edd Austin, from Whaley Bridge, was awarded six A*s and four A grades and will study maths, biology, economics and physical education at the school’s sixth form.

The 16-year-old, who has just returned from King’s successful rugby tour of South Africa, has set his sights on becoming an army officer.

Maddie Townley, 16, from Kettleshulme, who received nine A*s and one A, wants to study maths, art, German and psychology at the sixth form.

King’s School Headmaster Dr Simon Hyde said: “The staff work hard to engage, encourage and enthuse all our students, but what makes a star performer is a touch of true grit.

“These young men and women have the determination to succeed and their families and local community should be very proud of them.”

 

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