The Head of Ackworth School, Anton Maree, said he is very proud of their GCSE pupils as the school recorded its best-ever number of top grades.

This year, Ackworth School’s GCSE pupils scored more 8-9 grades, with 94.7% A*-C grades, compared to 2018. More than half of our pupils achieved grades 9-7 (51.6%).

71.3% of pupils achieved 9-6 grades (A*-B).

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There were outstanding performances from Eleanor Morris, who achieved nine grade 9s and one grade 8; Harry Dean, with eight grade 9s and two grade 8s; and Joshua Dawson, with eight grade 9s, one grade 8 and one grade 7.

“This excellent result is in spite of the tightening of grade boundaries, particularly at the top end where 9s are very hard to achieve,” said Anton Maree.

“Many of our pupils have secured top grades, and all of them have been stretched and challenged very successfully at our school.”

94% per of pupils who received their A-Level results last week had secured their choice of university, with many going to The Russell Group, which represents the 24 leading universities in the UK.

Anton Maree said that Ackworth School had pupils from all over the world and he was delighted that so many of them had improved upon their predicted grades.

“Our teachers stretch and challenge all according to their ability, and what matters most is that pupils achieve what they are capable of. So many have done that today and embark upon their Sixth Form courses with the confidence to achieve what they have set out to accomplish.”

Ackworth School enters all of its pupils as internal candidates, contrary to claims that independent schools make weaker students take exams as ‘external candidates’ to protect their league table standings.

Ackworth School is not a selective school, and we are proud of our ability to add value to our pupils’ performances.

Congratulations to all our GCSE pupils on your results!