Stellar A-level results have helped students win places at top universities (From The Northern Echo)
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Stellar A-level results have helped students win places at top universities
A GROUP of high-flying students from a single school are now settling in at the country's top universities following stellar A level results.
The 18-year-olds from Ripon Grammar School contributed to its highest ever percentage, 79.4 per cent, of A*-to-B grades at A level, a performance which took it to the top of all the state schools in Yorkshire.
Leading from the front were former head boy and head girl, Hugh McHale-Maughan with six A*s and Georgina Sanderson, with an A* and four A grades.
They were among nine students to secure places at Oxford and Cambridge Universities.
Hugh, from Ripon, who is reading philosophy, politics and economics at Brasenose College, Oxford, gained his A*s in Latin, maths, history, English literature, general studies and for a study of Margaret Thatcher's premiership.
Hugh and Georgina, from Ripon, is reading medicine and was joined at Oxford by Benjamin Nabarro, who achieved three A*s and an A and is also reading philosophy, politics and economics.
Closely behind Hugh were Cameron McCormack and Sian Avery, who each achieved five A*s.
Cameron, from Ripon, is reading chemical engineering at Cambridge.
Alex Worrall, of Burton Leonard, is reading maths and Will Johnson, of Ripon, is studying computer science at Durham University, while Hannah Hickingbotham, of Grewelthorpe, and Elizabeth Tearle, from Ripon, are at University College London (UCL).
This year's A level results saw Ripon Grammar placed 53rd in The Daily Telegraph national league table of state schools.
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