Harewood student Toby Hillery
Harewood student Toby Hillery

Toby celebrates four A*s at A-level

17 August 2017

Harewood student Toby Hillery is celebrating after scooping four A*s at A-level today (Thursday, August 17).

The Grammar School at Leeds (GSAL) pupil was delighted with his top grades in computing, maths, further maths and physics and will study engineering at Durham University.

He was among 15 students from the Harrogate area who received their results at GSAL.

Others celebrating stellar grades were Alice Broady from Knaresboough with three A*s and Matthew Lewis and Mohammed Gillani from Harrogate with an A* and two As each.

Alice gained A*s in biology, chemistry and physics, while Matthew achieved an A* in biology and As in chemistry and maths and Mohammed achieved his A* in English literature and As in history and religious studies.

A third of students at GSAL achieved all A-levels at A*or A grades.

Sixty students celebrated as they picked up the coveted grades with 16 scooping three or more straight A*s.

Of the 16 who swept the board with the top grade, five students achieved four A*s and a further 11 achieved three A*s.

In all, 54 per cent of the cohort achieved a minimum of ABB grades – the entry requirement of leading universities

  • 20 per cent – a fifth of this year’s grades – were passes at A*
  • 50 per cent of grades at A*and A
  • 74 per cent of grades at A*-B
  • 9 Oxbridge places are confirmed

Principal Sue Woodroofe said:

This is the first cohort of students to take the more rigorous reformed A-levels and I’m delighted that a third of our students achieved straight A*/A grades and three-quarters of grades were A*-B.

This is an excellent set of results and, thanks to the dedication and hard work of our students and staff, this impressive group of young people are well placed to enjoy continued success at university and beyond.




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