The long-awaited A-level and GCSE results were recently released, and there was cause for celebration across Leeds and the surrounding areas.
Sophie Berson was among 17 Jewish students at The Grammar School at Leeds celebrating their outstanding A-level results. Sophie achieved three A*s in biology, chemistry and maths. Lucy Adler attained straight As across the board in chemistry, economics and maths, while classmate Rachel Bush was rewarded with two As and two Bs. Rebecca Fraser gained two Bs and a C; Hannah Freeman achieved two Bs and a D, while Jemima-Mae Goldberg scored two As and a B, and finally, Phoebe Goldstone attained three Cs.
Theo Guinness and Jacob Jerome both gained A*s in Latin and two As in classical civilisation and history, as well as an A* in government and politics, and As in economics and maths respectively. Nat Kunin and Joshua Levine both gained an A* in maths and As in further maths, to add to their further As in physics and geography and German. Louis Richmond gained an A and two Bs, Max Sandle achieved two As and a B, while Oliver Sapier attained two As and a B in and Immy Share secured A* in English language and As in maths and psychology.
At the independent Gateways School in Harewood, 96% of pupils got into their first or second choice university, with 100% of A*-B grades being achieved in classics, economics, geography, further maths and physics.
In Manchester at King David High School, pupils from the Leeds region excelled also. Samuel Pliener achieved three A*, while Yavneh Girl Penina Myerson gained three As this summer.
Harrogate Ladies’ College pupils and staff were also celebrating their newest set of A-level results which saw the number of A* grades more than double. A third of all pupils achieved a clean sweep of A* or A and 66% were A*-B. Remaining in North Yorkshire, students at Rossett School were celebrating a second consecutive year of improved A-level results. The pass rate for the school was 99.7%, with 23% of the students awarded grades A* or A grade. Finally, the sixth form at Harrogate Grammar saw another year of consistently excellent results with 58% of all A-level grades being A*-B. The outcomes for the BTEC courses were equally notable, with 75% of all results achieving the highest level of Distinction* or Distinction.
In the Bradford district, 132 A-level students at Bradford Grammar School celebrated success with 52% of all exams awarded A*-A grades, compared with 25.8% nationally.
The Grammar School at Leeds pupil Ilana Pearce leads the way for fantastic GCSE results in the region with 10 A*s to her name. Also celebrating are Rosie Cohen with eight A*s and two As and Max Adler with six A*s and four As. Other students who collected their results had lots to cheer about too. Imogen Abrahams attained four A*s, five As and a B, while Issy Armstrong collected three As and seven Bs.; Samantha Cutler, four A*s, four As and two Bs; Brooklyn Frieze-Smith, two As, six Bs and two Cs; Isabella Levin, four A*s, five As and a B; and Amber Walton, an A*, five As and four Bs.
Success came for the boys as well, with Benjamin Dunwell securing three As, four Bs and three Cs and Eitan Litvin celebrated scoring five A*s, four As and a B. It was a full house for Theo Tobias too, securing three A*s and seven As. Oliver Masters gained one A*, one A, five Bs and two Cs, joining Adam Phillips who bagged two A*s, six As and two Bs. Finally, Joshua Port achieved three As, four Bs and two Cs, while Bradley Cohen achieved eight Bs and two Cs.
The Gateways School were celebrating another week of brilliant results too, with 65% of pupils gaining at least one A* and 98% of pupils gaining A*-C pass grades.
Over in Manchester at King David’s High School, twins Sharon and Simeon excelled highly with Sharon achieving 11 A*s and two As while her brother gained 11 A*s and two As. Other Leeds pupils included Ethan Judah and Sophie Kaminsky, who both gained one A*, nine As and one B, while Joshua Dewar and Alistair Landy received one A*, seven As and two Bs and four A*, three As and one B, respectively.
At Harrogate Ladies’ College, a third of pupils achieved a clean sweep of all A*-A grades, ensuring excellent results in subjects such as physics, Statistics, French, Spanish, Latin and music where more than 70% of all grades were A*-A. For English Literature, 93% of all grades were A*-B. The Rossett School in Harrogate celebrated over a quarter of the students entered for mathematics and English achieving either an A* or an A grade in these subjects for a second year running. A stone’s throw away at Harrogate Grammar School, pupils ensured the school was in the top-achieving 10% of the country with 82.4% of students gaining five or more A*-C, including maths and English. For Bradford Grammar School, eight pupils achieved 10 A* GCSEs, meaning that the grammar school also achieved higher than the national average.