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A-level results 2017: Greig City Academy students ‘exceed expectations’

PUBLISHED: 09:30 18 August 2017 | UPDATED: 09:30 18 August 2017

Greig City Academy. Credit: Google Streetview

Greig City Academy. Credit: Google Streetview

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The majority of students have exceeded their expectations at Greig City Academy, according to the head of sixth form.

Star performers included Michael Owusu, who achieved three A grades in biology, chemistry and mathematics and will be going to Leeds University to do a degree in accounting and finance.

Also “jumping for joy” on the day were Andrea Arhagba, set to study English at university after receiving two As and a B, as well as Kyristian Gora, who gained an A* in sociology, an A in media studies and a B in psychology.

Head of sixth form Jon Holt, back at school fresh from completing the largest offshore sailing race in the world with a crew of Greig City students, the 608 mile Fastnet, said: “Many of our students this year have exceeded the grades that their prior attainment suggested they were going to achieve. It is now clear that they made excellent progress at Greig and the school has helped open doors for them.

“The same spirit that saw some of these sixth formers compete and finish the Fastnet has also been applied to their studies. It is all about making a difference.”

“As always there have been some great individual performances,” added principal Paul Sutton. “I want to congratulate the students and their teachers on achieving these results in this first year of the new exam specifications.

“Our results in A-level STEM subjects were particularly pleasing. I am happy that there was a 100per cent pass rate in the sciences.

“Our maths results were strong, with 47pc of the Year 13 and Year 12 students who took mathematics achieving either an A or A* grade.

“All the students and those supporting them in any way can be proud of a job well done.”

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