STUDENTS at Penistone Grammar School were celebrating yesterday after securing some of the best A Level results in the school’s history.

Yesterday, students received their A Level results which put the school in the top ten per cent nationally.

The school expects that 92 per cent of students will secure their firm choice of university with half heading to the most prestigious Russell Group universities.

“Our students are amazing and work incredibly hard,” said principal Paul Crook.

“These results are a real testament to the commitment they have shown not only to their studies, but to embracing life as members of our fantastic post-16 centre, we are extremely proud of each of them.”

Some students will be progressing to competitive courses including Adam Wood (A*A*A*A*) studying Engineering and Olivia Allen (A*AA) will be reading geography, both at Cambridge. Jacob Darby (AAA) is reading mechanical engineering at the University of Sheffield while Harry Davis (A*A*A*A*) is off to Bristol to study chemistry.

A number of students are progressing to apprenticeships like Cameron Skipper who is going on to study a degree-level apprenticeship with Sheffield University.

Nick Stevens, assistant principal, said: “Our post-16 centre is a very special place, the environment, ethos and atmosphere ensures our young people can achieve amazing things. As a cohort, they have embodied our core values, supporting each other through two years of their education and aiming high in all they do.”

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Overall, Penistone Grammar School achieved 70 per cent of grades that were A* to B despite A Level results falling to their lowest level in over a decade nationally.

Full results from Penistone in the Barnsley Chronicle, dated Friday August 16.