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Pickering A-level success
Richard Bramley said: "We are absolutely delighted with our A-level results again this year. In a year when the Government imposed tighter marking guidelines on examinations, almost half of all our A Level results were graded A* to B, with over 80 per cent achieving C grade or better. The overwhelming majority of our students will be successful in gaining places at their preferred choice university at either their firm or insurance offers.
"Lady Lumley’s Sixth Form continues to go from strength to strength with national data showing a five year trend of improvement. We continue to have departments performing in the top 25 per cent nationally at 'A' level standard.
"Each student has had their own personal journey and many have produced extremely creditable academic performances in line with, or better than, their target grades. This is testament to their hard work and commitment over the two years."
Particular individual successes included: Cara Atkinson who achieved a phenomenal five A* grades and will read English at Cambridge University; Oliver Gilbank gained three A and two B grades and will study Sport and Exercise Science at Loughborough; Ben Esse achieved two A and two B grades and will study Physics; Adele Hinde gains two A and two B grades and will study midwifery at Manchester; Kate O’Callaghan will take a gap year before we support her application to study Law following her two A* and one A grade achievement . Congratulations to Gail Humpleby who, with her three A grades from 2010/11, will read medicine at Hull York Medical School; in addition, Liam Hartas, Heather Mosley, Rachel Norman, Thomas Norrington, Joseph Payne, Rosalie Read and Rebecca Shepherd all achieved their three main A-levels with various combinations of A*, A and B grades.