TWO Wharfedale students from The Grammar School at Leeds are celebrating a clean sweep of four A* grades in their A-levels, confirming their places at top universities.

George Foster, from Rawdon, achieved A* in chemistry, maths, further maths and physics to secure his place at Queens’ College, Cambridge, to read natural sciences. He also earned the top grade for his extended project qualification, equivalent to half an A-level.

Jenni Greenfield, from Bramhope, has fulfilled her offer of a place at Warwick University to read maths, with her four A* grades, in maths, further maths, chemistry and economics.

George said: "I had my heart set on Cambridge after the interview there in December so I’m very happy to have made it. The natural sciences course offers a great choice of subjects and keeps my career options open."

An additional six GSAL students from the Wharfedale area achieved all A* and A grades. They are Helen Taylor, Beth Jordan and Cameron Mairs from Bramhope, Katie Mahoney and Matthew Morgan from Otley, and Andrew Robinson from Lindley.

At GSAL, one third of students achieved all A*/A grades in this year’s A-level examinations.

Seventy students picked up the coveted grades with 13 scooping all A*s. Of these, seven notched up four A*s each and a further six celebrated with three A*s apiece.

More than half the cohort - 56 per cent – achieved a minimum of ABB grades. Sixteen per cent were passes at A*, 49 per cent of grades were at A*and A, and 78 per cent of grades were at A*-B.

Principal Sue Woodroofe said: "We wish our students all the very best as they leave school, knowing that they are well placed for the next chapter of their lives, wherever that may be. We are particularly delighted at the breadth of destinations that our students have chosen, including universities, specialist destinations like the Guildhall School, degree apprenticeships with large corporate organisations and Oxbridge colleges.

"These are a superb set of results and we are extremely proud of our students. Their dedication and diligence has been impressive and these results are the culmination of years of commitment by staff and students alike, well supported by their families too."