Rossall pupils buck the national trend

James Smith, Ellen McFadden and Dylan Jordan are pictured celebrating their top A-Level grades

James Smith, Ellen McFadden and Dylan Jordan are pictured celebrating their top A-Level grades

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Rossall School is celebrating after its A-Level students secured outstanding results – and beat the national average for the number of top grades achieved.

Twenty-seven percent of pupils at the Fleetwood School gained grades A* - A in their exams, up four percent on last year’s results, and a percentage point higher than the UK average.

Rossall maintained its 99 per cent pass rate, with high achieving students gaining A* - C grades in maths, science and economics.

The school also secured a 100 percent pass rate in a number of key subjects including English, maths, physics, chemistry and information technology.

Elaine Purves, headteacher at Rossall, said: “We are delighted Rossall’s students have gained such outstanding results.

“It’s a fantastic success for the school, especially following on from the strong performance of our pupils who studied for the International Baccalaureate and earned scores well above the world average.

“The results overall are excellent and reflect the hard work and commitment of students and staff.

“We are exceptionally proud of their achievement and wish them all every success for the future.”

The results mean many Rossall students have secured their first choice university places, and will be taking up studies at institutions including Oxford, Bristol, York and Lancaster.

Ellie McFadden, who was awarded A* in Information Technology, A in economics and B in Maths, said: “It’s been a long wait, and I didn’t get much sleep last night, so it’s a huge relief to finally get my results!

“The last two years have been a lot of hard work, but the support I’ve had from my teachers has been a massive help.”

Ellie, who lives in St Annes, will now take up a place at Loughborough University to study economics, and aims to pursue a career as a forensic economist.

Dylan Jordan, from Blackpool, plans to study at Lancaster University after gaining three As.

Dylan, who earned top grades in maths, chemistry and economics, said: “I’m very happy with my results.

“Studying at Rossall has been really enjoyable.

“The help I’ve received from my teachers has been fantastic –it’s been really nice to have so much support and guidance to get me through my exams.”

School captains Georgina Maycock and Dan Robson have secured places at York University and Royal Holloway respectively. While Georgina plans to study politics and international relations, keen cricketer Dan is taking a gap year.

He said: “The encouragement the staff have given me has been outstanding.”

Here are the full results

Five passes: A Hsu, S Kaminishi, H Luo, C Meng, K Xu, M Yamamoto, J Zhang, Z Zhang

Four passes: E Albertini Petroni, M Baldwin, L Briscoe, L Bu, R Burton, R Cai, S Chen, J Cook, L Ganose, S Green, J Herrero Tejedor Goldáraz, C Ho, B Hockings, Q Huang, R Hutchinson, M Kulyasova, Q Li, C Liu, Y Liu, H Luo, Y Ma, A Morgan-Short, T Morrison, K Ngu,H Nguyenova, J Smith, T Tran Dac, J Wang, Z Xia,

Three passes: H Andrews, T Ardron, C Atkinson, S Avery, S Bin Atif, H Dao, H Deakin, C Gosling, T Gregory, J Hrkal, D Jordan, J Lau, G Maycock, E McFadden, M Reid, D Robson, X Sun, J Sutcliffe, B Wilkinson, Y Xing,

Two passes: A Mason