School celebrates bumper set of top GCSE and A-Level results

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Students and staff at Bondholder Derby Grammar School celebrated a bumper set of top GCSE and A-Level results this summer.

There was a large rise in the number of A*-B grades in this year’s A-Level results at the school with 63% of grades at A*-B, a 10% rise from 2017. This year a total of 22% of grades were A/A*.

In STEM subjects, 83 per cent of grades were A*-C and in A-Level Maths 80 per cent of grades were A*-C. One hundred per cent of the grades in Further Maths were A* and 90 per cent of the grades in A-Level Physics were A*-C.

One of the high achievers was Robbie Cooper who achieved an A* in Design Technology, a B in Maths and a B in Physics and will go on to Exeter University to study Engineering. He created an improved version of a pump that delivers insulin to diabetics as part of his studies.

Robbie said: “It’s been the most interesting project that I have worked on and the best thing is that it has a purpose and that purpose is quite important.”

Dr Ruth Norris, head teacher at Derby Grammar School, said: “We are extremely proud of both our GCSE and A-Level students who achieved an excellent proportion of the very top grades. We look forward to seeing our GCSE students’ continued success in our thriving Sixth Form and we are confident that our A-Level students will go on to great things and we wish them all the best for the future.”

There is an open day at Derby Grammar School on September 29th from 10am to 2pm. Visit to book your place.