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Royal Grammar School High Wycombe pupil's maths A level results among country's best
GEORGE Roberts proved himself to be one of the country's top mathematicians after his A level results placed him in the top eight nationwide.
The Royal Grammar School pupil scored 1,718 points out of a possible 1,800 across his exams in maths, further maths and additional further maths on his way to scooping six A* and A grades.
There will be no let-up from the sums and equations for George, as he's off to study mathematics at Warwick University as he persues a dream of working as an investment banker.
The 18-year-old from Speen, who was one of thousands of pupils who discovered their exam results yesterday, said: "I got a call from the headmaster five minutes before I was due to leave, telling me to hurry up as something had happened, so I got excited then.
"It was just jaw dropping when I opened the envelope - I couldn't believe it.
"The exams weren't too bad - I did a lot of practice for them."
He added: "I'll be going out with my friends later and being responsible."
Also securing three A* grades across the maths subjects at RGS was Tim Bailey, who also got an A* in chemistry and an A in physics.
The 18-year-old from Penn said: "It's been hard work but it was worth it. I'm over the moon."
Three RGS pupils - Matthew Lettis, Liyang Pan and Connor Price - secured five A*s as 80.6 per cent of the pupils secured A*-B grades, while there was a 100 per cent pass rate.
At Wycombe High School 81 per cent of the grades awarded to pupils were A*-B and 14 per cent were A*s.
Among the success stories were Hannin Hadadi, who secured full marks on three of her papers on her way to securing three A* grades. She will now go on to study pharmacy at University College London.
Oxford-bound Ann-Marie Jay also secured three A*s and an A, while Emily Astles got 100 per cent on four of her papers as she too got three A*s.
Twins Clare and Naomi Hyde had twin success, as Clare got two A*s and an A and Naomi two A*s and two As.
Headteacher Sharon Cromie said: "I am delighted that Wycombe High School's A level results have once again risen and are indeed amongst the best in the school's history.
"Our results reflect the dedication and hard work of our students and staff. They are an amazing group of young women. We wish them every success for the next stage of their lives."
Over the road at John Hampden Grammar School, 20 students gained at least three A grades and all those holding Oxbridge offers achieved their places.
The highest performing pupil was Nicholas Johnstone, who gained five A* grades and will now study mathematics at Cambridge.
Assistant headteacher Andrew Wright said: "Given that nationally results have fallen we are very pleased with what the boys have achieved. The students in this particular year group managed to not only enjoy school and give to the local community, but were able to work hard to achieve their ambitious goals. We are proud of them and the staff who helped them."
At the Highcrest Academy all bar one subject across A levels and BTEC level three secured a 100 per cent pass rate.
A total of 83 per cent of BTEC grades were awarded the highest grades - a ten per cent leap from last year.
Principal Sheena Moynihan said: "With the highest number of students applying to universities this year, over three quarters have achieved their top choice and the year 13s are attending more universities than previous years across the whole country.
"More students have also achieved apprenticeships in incredibly prestigious and competitive companies too.
"The students are very happy collecting their results this morning and this success is down to the dedication by both students and staff alike."
Former head boy Kenneth Schembri referred to the Academy's motto after receiving his results, saying: "Aspire and achieve has come to life." He is going to study accountancy and finance at Brunel University.
Jimmy Quin, who landed a place at Leicester University, said: "I'm really pleased I'm going to the university I had applied to go to."
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