High Peak GCSE pupils are A-star performers at King's School

King's School GCSE students James Krassowski, Eloise Morton, Susie Austin, Louisa Boden, Jodie Foxton, Emily Higginbottom and Julia Harman.
King's School GCSE students James Krassowski, Eloise Morton, Susie Austin, Louisa Boden, Jodie Foxton, Emily Higginbottom and Julia Harman.

GCSE students from across the High Peak were among the star performers at King’s School.

James Krassowski, 16, from Chinley, got two 9s, five 8s and two 7s and wants to be a chemical engineer, while Cheshire netball star Eloise Morton, 16, from Chapel-en-le-Frith, is eyeing a career in the police or intelligence service after collecting six 8s, three 7s and one 6.

Silver Duke of Edinburgh award achiever Susie Austin, 16, from Whaley Bridge, who got one 8, eight 7s and two 6s, wants to be a teacher; while hockey player Louisa Boden, 16, from Combs, got two 8s, seven 7s and one 6.

Pianist and hockey player Jodie Foxton, 16, from Whaley Bridge, got one 9, four 8s, three 7s and a 6; Duke of Edinburgh bronze level achiever Emily Higginbottom, 16, got three 9s and seven 8s and wants to study languages; and Julia Harman, 16, from New Mills, who got three 9s, three 8s and three 7s, wants to study astrophysics.

This year 27 per cent of all grades at the Macclesfield school were at 9/8, formerly the A* grade, up from 19 per cent last year, with 47 per cent of all grades at 9 - 7, or A*/A. Some three quarters of all grades were at 9 - 6 or A* - B, while 97 per cent were at 9 - 4 or A* - C.

A quarter of pupils got at least nine 9 to 7 grades; seven students achieved ten grades of 9 or 8; 43 per cent of pupils got at least five 9 to 7 grades, while 60 per cent of pupils got a 9 or 8 in at least one subject.

In many academic subjects, half of all grades were the top 9-7 grades including biology, chemistry, physics, English literature, geography, Latin, mathematics, music and RE.

In the advanced further mathematics exam, almost half of all grades are A*/A and two pupils achieved an A^ or an A* with distinction.

Headmaster Dr Simon Hyde said: “This is another incredible set of results and we are very proud of our students’ achievement.

"Today is a day of celebration for our pupils who are reaping the rewards of their hard work over the last two years and a day of celebration for staff too.

"I am delighted to see so many happy faces as our pupils plan ahead for the next stage of their learning, which for most is staying on for A-levels here in King’s Sixth Form.”