More than 90 per cent of Buxton Community School students get the A-level grades they need

A levels, Buxton Community School students
A levels, Buxton Community School students

There were smiles all round at Buxton Community School with more than 90 per cent of students achieving the A-level grades they needed to go on to their chosen university.

There were some outstanding individual performances with Jack Smith achieving two A* grades and a further A grade and Sally Benjamin and Sarah Gunton both gained an A* grade and two further A grades. Adam Hoyle achieved two distinction* grades and a further distinction in his Level 3 qualifications while Reece Bennett, Florence Tilley, Selene Uran, Will Lomas, Holly Pendlebury and Georgia Morrisey were also really successful and gained two top grades in their A-levels.

Buxton Community School students Sally Benjamin and Jack Smith celebrate their fantastic A-level results.

Buxton Community School students Sally Benjamin and Jack Smith celebrate their fantastic A-level results.

Headteacher Craig Yates was delighted that the hard work and commitment the students had shown had paid off, adding: “We have students leaving us with really positive outcomes, and we have many students moving on to a range of top universities.

“Others are moving into the world of work and they are leaving with the skills and qualifications they need to build a successful career.

“It has been a very successful year for the sixth form at Buxton Community School.

“There have been some amazing individual results that are very well deserved but I would also like to congratulate our Year 13 students as a whole, 97 per cent of the year group achieved three A-level qualifications or equivalents which is a fantastic performance and reflects the quality of the work they have done with us. Wherever they go, they leave with our best wishes and we will miss them.”

Degree courses undertaken by this year’s Buxton students include mathematics, creative writing, computer animation and visual effects, surveying, journalism, architecture, international relations, marketing, archaeology, history, midwifery, geography, English literature, mechanical engineering, computing, pharmacy, sports coaching and music.

The school is holding a sixth form open evening on October 13 at 6pm.