Walton Academy, part of the Diverse Academies Trust, today saw students and staff celebrating the success of their students as they received an outstanding set of A level results. Overall, students achieved a pass rate of 99% and a quarter of students achieved top A* and A grades.

One of this year’s top performers, Caitlin Anders, achieved A* in maths and As in further maths, chemistry and physics. With these phenomenal results she will be heading to Lancaster University to study maths. She said: “I’m excited for the next steps. The past two years has paid off.”

Another top performer was Alice Gibbs, who excelled with A*s in maths and chemistry and an A in biology. Alice with be attending the University of Southampton to study oceanography. She said: “I am relieved that my hard work has paid off.”

Edward Warren also had brilliant results, he achieved As in history, English literature and religious studies. He said: “I feel amazing and would like to thank all my teachers for all their support, they have made all the work so much easier.” Edward will be going to the University of York to study English and related literature.

Principal Jess Leonard said: “After a different and, at times, challenging journey, I am delighted that our students have received brilliant results today, allowing them to go onto their next steps successfully.

“The students and staff have worked incredibly hard over these past two years, they have simply not given up, and they have shown huge amounts of resilience and determination.

“We are all really proud of all our students collecting their results today and they should all be extremely proud of their achievements. We wish them all lots of luck as they move onto their chosen next step in the coming weeks.”

The academy invites any students yet to secure a place with a post 16 provider for this September or students considering their post-GCSE options to visit www.walton-ac.org.uk/sixth-form/our-sixth-form or email enquiries@walton-ac.org.uk for more information.