Girls and boys at Denstone College have achieved record success in their A level exams.

A record number of 46% of all exams taken were grade A, while 72%, a 7% improvement on the previous best, were A or B grade. Nearly 45% of the year groups have secured a place at a Russell Group university, a group of the top rated universities in the country.

Eleven girls and boys out of the year group of 59 achieved all A grades in their exams, including Libby Derbyshire and Richard Hinton who were both awarded places at Oxford University. Libby is going to read English at St Anne's, Oxford, while Richard is going to read Maths at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. Both Nosa Ogbemudia and Ollie Pickering have places to read Medicine at King's College, London, while Jack Elton ( University of Reading), Dougie Phennah ( University of Bristol), Tori Price ( University of Nottingham), Jennifer Proctor( King's College, London), Jessica Tams ( University of Newcastle), Robyn Tanguy( University of Nottingham), and Vicky Teather ( University of Newcastle) also achieved straight A grades. A further 31 students (53% of the year group) got all A or B grades.

Students did particularly well in a number of subjects. In Art, all the students attained A grades, while in Psychology, 88% of the students achieved A or B grade. In Chemistry, Design Technology, and French, 75% achieved A or B grade, and in Business Studies, English Literature, Mathematics, and Spanish, 73% achieved A or B grade.

Headmaster, David Derbyshire was delighted by the results. 'This is a bright and talented year group. They have aimed high and really shown commitment to their studies, and, as a result, many have secured their place in one of the top universities in the country. It is excellent to see the high percentage of students, nearly 70% of them, who have a place in their first choice university. I am particularly pleased that their commitment has been rewarded.'

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