Hereford Cathedral School pupils have once again celebrated outstanding exam results in both GCSE and A-Levels in 2018.
Ninety per cent of students' A-Level grades were awarded A* to C this year with some 70% of all grades at A*-B, marking another year of excellent achievement for students at the school.
More than half of all A-Level students achieved nothing less than a B grade and over a quarter achieved all A*/As, including three remarkable students who secured all A*s. Seven subjects were awarded 100% grades A*-B with particularly strong results in the arts and traditionally difficult subjects, including economics, English literature, maths and physics.
The first results for the new Mandarin and psychology A-Level courses at the school performed well, with 80% of Mandarin students achieving an A grade and 83% of grades A*-B in psychology.
Four students will now take up places at Oxford and Cambridge universities – studying classics, music and material science respectively - while others have secured places at Russell Group universities, agricultural colleges and dance schools.
GCSE results this year were also excellent, with over half of all grades at the highest level of 9-7, and a remarkable one-third of all grades at 9-8 (A* equivalent).
Twelve exceptional pupils achieved all 9-7 (A*/A) grades and nearly a third of all pupils achieved nothing less than a 6 (B grade equivalent).
Results in all sciences were outstanding with over three-quarters of grades achieved in biology, chemistry and physics at grade 7 or above (the equivalent of grade A and above). Of the pupils taking further maths this year, 100% achieved grade B and above, with over 70% of grades achieved at the very top grades of A^/A*/A.
Headmaster, Paul Smith said: “I am delighted that the hard work of both students and staff has paid off with the vast majority of A-Level students, across the ability range, able to secure a place at the university of their choice. It is always pleasing to see pupils achieve their potential, and have their efforts justly recognised.”
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