High Peak quartet ace A-levels as King’s School equals best-ever results

Anja Knudsen, 18, from New Mills, Jack Bradbury, 18, from Buxton, Anna Whaley, 18, from Buxton, and Jen Shone, 18, from Chapel. Photo: Tony Carter.
Anja Knudsen, 18, from New Mills, Jack Bradbury, 18, from Buxton, Anna Whaley, 18, from Buxton, and Jen Shone, 18, from Chapel. Photo: Tony Carter.

A quizzical quartet of King’s School students from Buxton and the High Peak have aced their A-levels, as the Macclesfield school produced another set of bumper results to equal their best ever.

Anja Knudsen, 18, from New Mills, got three straight A*s and will go to Edinburgh University to study veterinary science, while rugby player Jack Bradbury, 18, from Buxton, got an A*, two As and one B and will read natural sciences at Bath.

Anna Whaley, 18, from Buxton, got two A*s and two Bs and will read law at Bristol, and Jen Shone, 18, from Chapel-en-le-Frith, got two A*s and one A and will read medicine at Sheffield.

Over 80 per cent of all grades at King’s School were at A* to B, the same as last year, with 18 per cent of all grades at A* and 44 per cent at A*or A.

Three students achieved four A*s or better; ten students achieved three A*s or better, while 43 students achieved three As or better.

King’s School headmaster Dr Simon Hyde said: “The High Peak has always sent more than its fair share of extremely bright young intellects to King’s.”