Excellent 2018 A-level results

Posted on: August 16th 2018School News

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MGS, The Sunday Times North-West Independent School of the Year, is celebrating another year of outstanding examination results for its Sixth Form pupils.

Boys arrived at School today, 16 August 2018, to pick up their A-level and Pre-U results. The Pre-U is a challenging alternative to A-level, with its own grading system. The highest Pre-U grade, a Distinction One (D1), is a grade above A*, whilst a D2 is equivalent to an A*.

More than a third of all grades, 36%, were at A* or the Pre-U equivalent. 69% of grades were A*s, As or the Pre-U equivalent, and 90% of grades were A*, A or B or the Pre-U equivalent.

There were many exceptional individual performances; 21 pupils were awarded A* grades in all their subjects, of whom 10 achieved four A* grades, a tremendous achievement.  82 boys achieved a clean sweep of A* and A grades.

Oxford and Cambridge offered places to 32 Manchester Grammar School pupils for 2018 entry. Other leading universities to which MGS boys will be heading in significant numbers this autumn include Imperial, UCL, LSE, Durham, Warwick, York, KCL, Manchester, Nottingham and Leeds.

33 pupils received university offers to study Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary Science.

The School's High Master, Dr Martin Boulton, said: "We are very pleased with this year’s results, which reward the talent, hard work and dedication of our boys.

"Once again, these results place The Manchester Grammar School in a very select number of schools nationally.

"I have enjoyed seeing these boys grow and mature into young men. Our talented and dedicated staff have challenged them intellectually and helped them to develop their academic passions, whatever they may be. It is wonderful to see them rewarded with excellent grades and moving on to study a diverse range of courses at leading universities.

"Of course, there is far more to a good education than just examination grades. These young men, who have achieved so much academically, have also excelled in sport, music, drama, and so many other areas of life at MGS.

"In congratulating them, I would also like to wish them every success as they take the next exciting steps of their academic journeys."