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Exam entries593
A* to A48%
A* to B74%
A* to C89%
A* to E99.3%
  • Our top 100 boys achieved 96% A*-B grades
  • Boys achieved 283 A* and A grades
  • 26 boys achieved 2 A*’s or better
  • 71 boys achieved AAB or better
  • 9 boys achieved places for Medicine, 1 for Dentistry and 1 for Veterinary Science. All 8 Oxbridge places have been confirmed
  • 42 boys achieved the EPQ (Extended Project Qualification) including 27 at A*/A

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A Level students at Loughborough Grammar School are celebrating outstanding examination results today. Our departing cohort of 175 boys was the biggest year group in the 524 year history of the School, and all students can be extremely proud of their achievements.

Our top 100 boys achieved 96% A*-B grades, placing their performance among the top achieving academic schools nationally. Almost half of all results were at A* or A, and 26 boys achieved at least 2 A* grades.

The Grammar School is particularly proud this year of the performance of its bursary holders. In line with the philanthropic principles laid down in 1495 by its Founder, Thomas Burton, Loughborough Grammar School gives away a number of free and heavily subsidised places each year to boys whose families would not otherwise be able to afford an independent education. This year, our 9 bursary holders achieved 18 A*s, 11 As and 2 B grades between them. 2 have achieved places at Cambridge University (with two others applying this autumn), and 2 leave to start courses at Medical School.

Headmaster Duncan Byrne said:

“Loughborough Grammar School is delighted with boys’ outstanding grades at A Level this summer. Collectively boys achieved no fewer than 279 A*/A grades, and 68 of them achieved AAB or better. We mustn’t forget, however, that success looks different for each individual student, and I would particularly commend boys who have made huge progress during the Sixth Form in order to attain results that they originally thought beyond their reach. Their strong work ethic, coupled with the generous support of skilled and dedicated teachers has helped them to exceed their expectations. The vast majority of Grammar School leavers have achieved their first choice of undergraduate course, and can look forward to a fulfilling university career.

In addition, we are also proud that boys’ impressive exam success has been achieved whilst maintaining a healthy sense of balance in their lives. At a time when society is better aware than ever before of the pressures on young people, our boys’ participation in Sport, Music, Drama and CCF has enabled them to develop the soft skills and resilience to thrive as young adults.”

Student Success Stories


David achieved A*A*A, along with an A* in his Extended Project Qualification, and will read Chemistry at Merton College, Oxford. David was awarded the accolade of Young Engineer of the Year 2017, along with fellow student Sankha, for their invention of the Medivest, a piece of wearable technology that alerts epilepsy sufferers to the signs of imminent seizure. He was Senior Prefect responsible for the academic life of the School during Year 13, and has helped countless younger pupils in preparing for their own STEM competitions. David also represented the 1st XV taking part in the rugby tour to Japan and Hong Kong in Summer 2017.


Jacob joined the Grammar School in the Sixth Form from East Leake Academy and achieved A*A*A in Maths, Physics and Chemistry. He leaves to study Mechanical Engineering at Sheffield University. During his Sixth Form, Jacob was awarded School Colours for debating, and was selected to represent the UK for the European Youth Parliament.


Vishal should be congratulated on achieving 4 A* grades in Maths, Further Maths, Biology and Chemistry. He leaves the Grammar School to read Chemical Engineering at Imperial College.


Chris has achieved outstanding results of A*A*A*A and is going to read Discrete Mathematics at the University of Warwick. Chris has been heavily involved in STEM activities during his Sixth Form, reaching the National Finals of the Bebras Computational Challenge in 2018.


James achieved 4 A* grades and will be reading Engineering at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. He has been a stalwart of the Music department during his time at the Grammar School. As both our foremost trombonist and viola player, he has been a leading light in countless ensembles.


Ioan has achieved 4 A* grades in Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Computing, and will be studying Computer Science at Manchester University. He has been a stalwart of school music, and singing in particular, performing frequently as a bass jazz soloist.


Kirill must be commended on achieving not just 4 A* grades at A Level, but also an A* in his EPQ. He joined the Grammar School in Year 12 from Woodbrook Vale School, and leaves to study Engineering at Pembroke College, Cambridge.


Ben has had a busy year as one of our Deputy Head Boys, and should be congratulated on his grades of A*A*A (with an A* in EPQ). He will leave the Grammar School to read Medicine at Birmingham University. He has been involved at School with a wide range of activities, excelling as a sportsman where he represented the School at Cross-Country and in the 1st XI football side.


Oliver was Deputy Head Boy, and has achieved 3 A*s at A Level, together with an A* in EPQ. He will be studying Natural Sciences at Durham University. Oliver has been an outstanding distance runner during his Grammar School career, helping us win the National Relay Championships in 2017. He was also Leicestershire champion at 1500m in 2018.