ALDERLEY Edge School for Girls is celebrating superb A level results.

Despite the news that the number of top A Level grades are at their lowest for over a decade, the school is bucking the national trend with a 7% increase in the A/A* grades awarded this year.

47 per cent of all grades are at highest level, and 100 per cent of all girls studying Computing, Economics, Food Science, Health and Social Care, ICT and Religion and Philosophy achieved an A or an A* grade or equivalent.

Staff at the school are delighted that 40 per cent of the students are going on to study STEM related subjects at university.

Among the results achieved, Jewel Bennett achieved 4* grades and will be going to study medicine at Oxford University and Isabella Vickers, head girl, and Anna Smith with their A* and A grades will study medicine at Liverpool and St. George’s respectively.

With four A* and two A grades between them, Charlotte Powell is considering a career in dentistry and Tierney Gilson will read business management at Leeds.

Manchester University will also be welcoming Lucinda Beeson to read theoretical physics.

Helen Jeys, headmistress, said: “This is another brilliant set of results for our girls.

“Linear A level courses, and their equivalent, are incredibly challenging and these results reflect the girls’ hard work as well as the support of their wonderful teachers and the outstanding sixth form team.

“I look forward to seeing how the girls continue to flourish as they enter their various university courses and apprenticeships.

“Alderley Edge School for Girls has prepared them well for this next stage of their lives.”

James Russell, head of sixth form said: “I am delighted with the success of our girls who are going onto study a range of fantastic courses.

“The fact that girls are accessing such prestigious courses at the very best universities is a source of real pride both for the school, the girls and for their families."