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Celebrations as more than half pick up top grades

Tuesday 10 August 2021

Each and every student in the Class of 2021 has been affected in some way by the pandemic and has had to overcome significant challenges to their A-level studies, said Sue Woodroofe, Principal of The Grammar School at Leeds (GSAL), as results were announced today (Tuesday, August 10).

She said: “This is not the sixth form experience that we envisaged for our students, but they have responded magnificently, moving seamlessly from in-person to online lessons. They have had to be adaptable, to learn in different ways and to cope with uncertainty – all of which they have done without losing sight of their sense of community and support for each other.”

More than half (58 per cent) of students at GSAL achieved the top grades of three As or more, with 17 students gaining 4 A*s and a further 22 achieving at least three A*s.

  • 40 per cent were passes at A*
  • 72 per cent of grades were at A*and A
  • 88 per cent of grades were at A*-B

Mrs Woodroofe said: “This year has seen our young people grow in confidence and resilience as they have faced up to the challenges of the pandemic. This experience will stand them in good stead for the future. Their success is down to hard work and determination, supported by the versatility and commitment of our amazing teachers.  I am in awe of them all.”

Pictured from left to right: GSAL Year 13 students, Tom, Chamequa, Nicky, Oliver, Ben, James, Edith, Michael, Ayushman and Jake.

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