|A* to A||48%|
|A* to B||76%|
|A* to C||93%|
|A* to E||99.5%|
- 205 A* and A grades
- 20 boys achieved 2 A*s or better
- 39 boys achieved 3 As or better
- 8 boys achieved places for Medicine, and 2 for Dentistry. All boys holding Oxbridge offers had their places confirmed
- 25 boys achieved the EPQ (Extended Project Qualification) including 17 at A*/A
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A Level students at Loughborough Grammar School are celebrating outstanding examination results today. It has been a particularly nervous wait this year as stories have appeared in the media in recent days warning of lower grades being awarded as ‘new’ A Levels were taken for the first time. However, these fears have not been realised and results envelopes were opened this morning to smiles of satisfaction and relief. Almost half of all grades were at A* or A, and 41 boys (over a third of the year group) achieved 3 A grades or better.
Headmaster Duncan Byrne said,
“Loughborough Grammar School is delighted with boys’ outstanding grades in the reformed A Levels this summer. Collectively boys achieved 205 A*/A grades, and no fewer than 20 of them achieved at least 2 top A* grades. We can’t forget, however, that success looks different for each individual student, and I would particularly commend boys who have made enormous progress during the Sixth Form in order to attain results that they originally thought beyond their reach. Their fierce work ethic, coupled with the selfless support of skilled and dedicated subject teachers has helped them to exceed their expectations. As a result, the vast majority of LGS leavers have achieved their first choice of undergraduate course, and can look forward to a sterling university career.
Moreover, we are also proud that boys’ impressive exam success has been achieved whilst maintaining a healthy sense of balance in their lives through participation in sport, music, drama and CCF. In order to prepare boys for university and happy and fulfilling lives beyond, our academic focus at LGS is always complemented by the extra-curricular, which has given these boys the skills and resilience to thrive as young adults.”
Student Case Studies
Daniel has been an outstanding academic leader during the Sixth Form, and achieved amazing results of A*A*A*A* plus an A* in his Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and a Distinction in the Mathematics Advanced Extension Award. Remarkably, Daniel scored 99.6% in his Maths and Further Maths A Levels meaning that the A* was hardly sufficient to reflect his achievement! During Year 13, Daniel also achieved Gold Medals in the national Olympiads for Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Linguistics and Astronomy and Astrophysics, and represented the United Kingdom at the International Physics Olympiad in Portugal this summer where he was the highest scoring British student. Daniel will be studying Natural Sciences at Trinity College, Cambridge from this September.
Tom achieved A*A*A*A* in Mathematics, Further Maths, Economics and History, and will be going to Warwick University to read Economics. This is the conclusion for Tom of a stellar academic career at the Grammar School where he also achieved a full house of 10 A*s at GCSE two years ago.
Darpan was delighted to achieve A*A*A* at A Level, confirming his place to read Dentistry at Queen Mary’s College, University of London. Darpan has had an incredibly full and varied Sixth Form, helping to lead our Community Service programme and being a key part of our undefeated Senior Swimming team during 2017-18.
Nikhil achieved a full house of top grades with A*s in Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry and his EPQ. Appropriately for a young man who will be studying Medicine at Birmingham University, Nikhil was Senior Prefect responsible for Student Welfare during his final year. He also found time to be Drum Major in the Corps of Drums, setting the rhythm for the band with his leopard skin-covered bass drum!
Despite his onerous responsibilities during Year 13 as Head Boy, Jake managed to achieved top grades of A*A*A* at A Level, and will now be reading Physics at Durham University. He was also active as a 1st XV rugby player, who was part of the tour to Japan and Hong Kong last summer. We thank him for his service this year and for the calm and selfless way in which he discharged his responsibilities.
Daniel has been one of our academic leaders, and his teachers were pleased, if unsurprised to learn of his 4 A* grades in Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and the EPQ. He leaves LGS to study Natural Sciences at Durham University.
Ben had an extremely busy Year 13 as Deputy Head Boy, where his calm efficiency helped to organise a large number of the key social events so enjoyed by our Sixth Formers – not least the infamous Student Takeover Day, when he managed to persuade staff to participate in a sumo-wrestling competition! Ben has excelled academic during his LGS career and leaves us with grades of A*A*A to read Medicine at Birmingham University.
Adam is one of our top Arts students and achieved outstanding results of A*s in English Literature, French and Creative Writing, and an A in History. He currently holds two university places – at Durham University and at Trinity College Dublin – to read English Literature, and has a dilemma over which to accept in the coming days!
Akshaye has achieved A*s in Biology and Chemistry to confirm his place to study Medicine at Cardiff University. His third A Level was an A in Music, and Music has been an extremely important part of Akshaye’s LGS Career, with him excelling on Flute, Piano and Viola (he was Principal Flute of the Leicestershire Schools’ Symphony Orchestra). We hope that he will find the time to pursue these passions alongside his busy academic course.
Tom has been a Senior Prefect, co-ordinating our Junior Form Prefect programme, yet has still found time to acquire 5 qualifications. However obtained an A in Art during Year 12, Tom has achieved further grades of A*AA in English Literature, French and Maths, and an A* in his EPQ. He will be going to Cambridge this autumn to study English Literature at Queen’s College.
Patrick is an elite sportsman, representing the UK at Fencing and achieved a Bronze Medal in the U20 national championships while he was still in Year 12. Alongside his arduous training regime, Patrick is to be congratulated on scoring A grades in History, French, Latin and Creative Writing, and will be studying History and French at Durham University.
Nathan was one of our Deputy Head Boys, in which role he contributed a huge number of ideas about how to improve the broader Grammar School experience for students. Alongside the tough task of ensuring that the Headmaster is held to account, Nathan has managed to achieve 4 A grades in Mathematics, Further Maths, Physics and Spanish. He has taken the decision to have a GAP year, and to apply to university this autumn.