A total of 89% of A-level grades achieved by Aylesbury Grammar pupils were A* to C.
Anxious students learned how they had done this morning, with securing the right results a crucial factor in making their first-choice university.
The school confirmed that 75% of its boys will be going to the ‘Russell Group’ of leading universities – with at least seven pupils heading to either Oxford or Cambridge.
Seventy per cent of the grades were A* to B and some students managed to get A* in all their exams.
Michael Jenkyn Bedford from Drayton Parslow achieved six A*’s and has been accepted to study research science at Cambridge. He said: “I couldn’t sleep last night, I was so relieved and excited when I saw I’d been accepted at Cambridge. I wasn’t sure how I’d done because a couple of the papers didn’t feel quite right.”
Chris Goodrum from Buckingham Park achieved three A*s and two A’s and will study maths at Bath University. He said: “I couldn’t be happier. Mum was ecstatic, so proud and burst into tears. I’m nervous but excited about going to university, the debt is a sacrifice worth taking.”
Chris King, the data and examinations manager, confirmed that 88.58% of the grades achieved were A* to C. The most popular university destinations for the boys are Birmingham, Nottingham and Durham.
Headmaster Stephen Lehec is delighted for this year’s cohort of AGS leavers and very proud of the staff and students for what they have achieved.
The 189 students of Aylesbury Grammar School’s Year 13 took a total of 708 A levels between them and recorded an average of more than three A grades per student. The 99.9% pass rate equalled the school’s best ever A level results outcome.
Top performers in the examinations were Ollie Bakhshi, Chris Goodrun, Ed Mawdsley and Head Boy Luke Starr who all achieved three A* and two A grades; Haydn Levene and Barnie Matthews each gained 4* and an A grade; Tom Erlandsen and David Sheard gained five straight A* whilst Will Veness and Marcus Nielsen both gained five A* and an A grade.
Michael Jenkyn Bedford was amongst 66 Aylesbury Grammar School students who gained as many as five or six A levels, mostly at A* or A grade. He joins Daniel Wilson and other AGS students including Ed Mawdsley (see separate story) at Cambridge University.
Other AGS students, Nathaniel Hunt, Ethan KNightly and Haydn Levene (French and Russian, Classics and Spanish respectively) have chosen Oxford as their university destination.