ALDERLEY Edge School for Girls is celebrating its best results yet at A Level, with more than three quarters of results having been awarded at A* to B grade.

Despite the national picture of the number of A* grades declining this year, more A* grades have been awarded this year than ever before at the school, with virtually a 100 per cent increase in A* grades awarded this year and double the national average.

The girls have achieved highly across all of the 22 subjects offered, with – for instance – 100 per cent of all grades achieved in Chemistry being either A* or A.

All students at the school got into their university of choice with more unconditional offers received than ever before.

There are, as always, individual outstanding successes and girls going onto study a huge range of subjects at prestigious universities.

Many girls have a science focus to their degrees.

Nina Fraser, from Wilmslow, is looking forward to studying dentistry at Sheffield University after achieving three A* grades and the highest grade for her extended project qualification. 

Katrina Thornber, achieved two A* grades and one A grade and is off to study neuroscience at Bristol University.

Bianca Boren, with her three A’s and a B grade, is leaving to study medical biochemistry at Leeds.

Rowdah Charbak, head girl, achieved two A* grades and is also off to study architecture at Manchester.

Helen Jeys, headmistress at the school, said: “As we are approaching our twenty year anniversary, I am thrilled that these are the best results so far for Alderley Edge School for Girls.

"The girls have worked so hard and have shown determination and resilience in the face of some very challenging new courses. With our focus on academic excellence in an environment of outstanding pastoral care, the girls have flourished in the sixth form and leave with the self-confidence to succeed outside of our school gates. I couldn’t be more proud of them and the support offered to them by the staff at AESG.”

James Russell, the head of Sixth Form added: “I am so proud of all the girls have achieved. With so many girls going on to study a diverse range of courses at first rate universities, I know that AESG has prepared them for the next steps in their bright careers. They have the skills needed to achieve even further success in their chosen field.”