The battle to uphold tradition is one pupils at Hutton Grammar School take on each year without fail - and this year is no exception.
Sixth formers are celebrating another excellent set of A Level examination results.
Overall, 40 per cent of all A2 grades awarded were the top A* - B with almost one in every five awarded either an A* or A.
Once again there were many exceptional individual achievements with several students getting places at Oxford University and many others accepted at some of the top universities.
Angus Brown and Joe Winter are Oxford-bound . Angus achieved A* grades in English literature, history and politics with an A in general studies and will be reading history and politics. He also gained an A* in his EPQ qualification
Angus undertook his project on the future of sovereign states. Joe – the star of many Hutton productions over the years including Joseph and Les Miserables - gained an A* in history and A grades in mathematics, politics and general studies. He will be studying philosophy, politics and economics at Oxford.
Tom Hughes achieved a total of five A Level passes at A*/A with his ‘gold standard’ grades in chemistry and mathematics. He also achieved an A grade in his EPQ and is off to Lancaster to study mechanical engineering
Adam Brown achieved four A Level passes at A*/A with his ‘gold standard’ grades in English literature and general studies. He will be going to Warwick to study politics.
Georgina Newcombe scored top grades in English literature, psychology and general studies, with A grades in history. She plans to study Liberal Arts at Durham University.
Headteacher Mark Bradshaw said: “There have been some exceptional results with many achieving top grades and progressing to the next stages of their careers, be that at prestigious universities or the world of work.
“Students and staff have worked incredibly hard over the last 12 months, supported as always by dedicated parents and carers, and we are very proud of all they have achieved. “
“Our Year 12 students have also laid excellent foundations for the coming year and I am sure they will continue to push themselves in trying to emulate or surpass those who have just left.
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