Talia Tobias, from Alwoodley, is celebrating after achieving the coveted grade 9 in all ten of her GCSEs yesterday (25 August).
Also joining in the celebrations are fellow students at The Grammar School at Leeds (GSAL), Ruby Sandler from Alwoodley who scooped eight 9s, a grade 8 and a grade 7 and Harris Glaser from Thorner who notched up five grade 9s and five grade 8s. A number of other students also achieved top grades of 7 or more in every subject – the equivalent of A/A* under the previous system.
Talia is among thirteen students at GSAL who secured the top grade of 9 in ten or more subjects with thirty-tracseven students scooping grades 8 or 9 in all their subjects.
More than half (52 per cent) of all grades were at 8 and 9, with 31 per cent at the highly sought-after grade 9.
Principal Sue Woodroofe said: “I am extremely proud of our GCSE students and they thoroughly deserve these results. They responded so positively to the school’s online learning provision throughout each lockdown of recent years and have impressed everyone with their commitment, hard-work and enthusiasm. As a cohort they have been supported and encouraged by staff and their families, and most importantly one another. Their experience over the past two and a half years will be a source of strength as they look to their A-level studies, and I am excited for what these young people will continue to achieve as they grow and develop in sixth form.”