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Twelve of the Best Results Add to GCSE Celebrations

Sophie Matthews from Breadsall celebrates her 11 A* GCSE grades with her mum and younger sister

Twelve students at a leading independent school in Derbyshire are waking up today to the reality of achieving straight A*/A grades in their GCSE results.

The 12 straight A students collected their results this morning, along with other successful students who have all contributed to another year of examination success. Forty per cent of all Ockbrook students achieved at least eight A*/A grades. Ninety six per cent achieved at least five A*/C grades including English and Maths.

Alison Steele, Head Teacher, Ockbrook School, said: “I am delighted for each and every one of our students. They have all worked so hard this year and it is very rewarding for all staff to see them achieving their full potential. These results provide a fantastic platform from which our students can go forward, making informed life choices that benefit from solid academic and social foundations.”

Of the 12 top achieving students, nine are from Derby/Derbyshire, Elizabeth Jones (11 A* grades ) and Lakshmi Shajpal (10 A* grades and one A grade) from Nottinghamshire and HoYee Cheng (eight A* and one A grade) from Hong Kong, reflecting Ockbrook’s exceptional reputation overseas.

Derbyshire students Katie Butler from Darley Abbey achieved ten A* grades; Rachel Frost from Allestree achieved eight A* and three A grades; Emily Groome from Risley achieved 11 A* grades; Amie Marlow from Morley achieved seven A* and three A grades; Anastasia Marsden from Oakwood achieved three A* and seven A grades; Eliot Martinson from Stanley Common achieved 10 A* and one A grade; Sophie Matthews from Breadsall achieved 11 A* grades; Aimée Reeves from Thulston achieved nine A* and two A grades and Elizabeth Wilson from Draycott achieved five A* and seven A grades.

Overall 55 per cent of Ockbrook School GCSE grades were at A*/A standard, 79 per cent A*/B, whilst 96 per cent achieved five A*/C including English and Maths.