High Peak teen celebrates perfect set of GCSE results

Manchester Grammar School pupil James Dickinson
Manchester Grammar School pupil James Dickinson

A Manchester Grammar School pupil from the High Peak is celebrating a perfect set of GCSE results.

James Dickinson, 16, who obtained eight A*s and one 9 grade, said he was both "relieved" and "happy".

"I’d hoped for good results as I’ve worked so hard and I’m so pleased it’s paid off with the great results I got," he added.

It has been another superb year for MGS boys sitting their GCSE examinations, with 91% of all grades at A*-A or 9-7 level, and 68% of all grades at A* or 9/8 level. 32 pupils achieved straight 9-8 or A* grades, and 98 pupils gained seven or more 9-8 or A* grades.

The new 9-1 numerical grading scale for certain subjects - which replaces the old A*-G system - makes the 9 grade the most prestigious in the country, broadly equivalent to a grade above A*, and only a handful of pupils across the country will achieve it, making James’s achievement even more remarkable.

Overall, it has been another superb year for Manchester Grammar School boys sitting their GCSE examinations, with 91 per cent of all grades at A*-A or 9-7 level, and 68 per cent of all grades at A* or 9/8 level.

Thirty-two pupils achieved straight 9-8 or A* grades, and 98 pupils gained seven or more 9-8 or A* grades.

The school's High Master, Dr Martin Boulton, said: “I am delighted with the outstanding results our pupils have once again achieved, and pleased that their talent and hard work have been rewarded.

"I would also like to thank all the school’s staff for helping our boys realise their academic potential.”